These mid-century Modern works of Cornish pottery are by John Beusmans of Carn Pottery. Carn pottery is the only surviving pottery of the three celebrated Cornish potteries Carn, Tremaen and Tremar.
Beusmans' designs speak to the past and the present of Cornwall, the same place the King Arthur's legend was born. Inspiration taken from the changing colours of the Cornish sea and Cornish Landscape has been combined with hints of Modernist and Industrialist design influences.
The form of both pieces are geometric, angular and stepped and bear decor of overlapping scales, honeycomb and stylised flora. The decor has been highlighted with cobalt and oxides to create the deep green and blue on the white base glaze.
Excellent. No chips, cracks, scratches or repairs, there is mild use wear on the interior of the vase and on the underside of the base of the vase. Please refer to photos as they form part of the condition report. Both pieces are stamped on the underside of the base with the Carn Pottery stamp.
- Triangular Rim Vase: Height: c. 4.6" / 11.6 cm tall x c. 2.6" / 6.6 cm width (across base) x Depth: c. 1.7" / 4.3 cm. Rim width: c. 1.8" / 4.5 cm.
- Rectangular Rim Vase: Height: c. 4.7" / 11.9 cm tall x c. 2.6" / 6.6 cm width (across base) x Depth: c. 1.5" / 3.8 cm. Rim width: c. 2.5" / 6.4 cm.
Unpackaged weight [Pair]: c. 0.4 kg / 430 g
Vases will be securely packaged and shipping will be insured.
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A BIT OF HISTORY
Carn Pottery was founded by John Beusmans in 1971 in the Old Chapel of the small village of Nancledra, three miles south-east of Carn Naun Point in St Ives in Cornwall, England.
Beusmans work is distinctive, often including many different viewing angles and sculptural elements into his designs, he carries out the work of thrower, mould-maker and decorator. Although his pieces vary tremendously in shape, size and nature, the style is always instantly recognisable. All of his work shows a strong fascination with shape, some pieces morphing from one size and shape at the front to another at the back.
Every piece of Carn Pottery has at least 2 distinctly different sides, and in between these two sides, you often see interesting morphing into other shapes. The pieces are glazed a plain white on the inside, and to accentuate the textures on the outside, Beusmans’ uses oxides, applied then rubbed off the high relief and copper or cobalt to create greens and blues.