This masterfully executed piece speaks to the past and the present comes from Cornwall, the same place the King Arthur's legend was born. Elements of the past times, rusticism, industrialism and modernism are hinted at through the tints grey-teal and the geometric abstract scales, honeycomb and sgraffito decor.
This piece bears a very faint but just about visible Carn Pottery stamp.
A BIT OF HISTORY
The small village of Nancledra is half-way down the Penzance road from St Ives. It was here, three miles south-east of Carn Naun Point, that John M Beusmans set up Carn Pottery at the Old Chapel in the early 1970s.
John's work is distinctive and his skills composite; he carries out the work of thrower, mould-maker and decorator. His pieces vary tremendously in shape, size and nature, but are always instantly recognisable. All 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. All of the pieces are slip cast and stoneware fired in kilns at around 1200c. The pieces are glazed a plain white on the inside, and to accentuate the textures on the outside – John uses oxides, applied then rubbed off the high relief.
Excellent used condition, no chips, cracks or scratches, please see photos as part of condition report.
c. 7" / 18 cm tall x c 4.8" / 12 cm across the widest point.
Unpackaged weight: c. 0.5 kg / 501 g
Vase will be securely packaged and shipping will be insured.
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