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|Collection:||Applied Art - Pottery|
|Date:||1965 c - 1965 c|
|Ceramicist:||Hans Coper - View biography for Hans Coper|
Hans Coper arrived in England from Germany in 1939. He began working for Lucie Rie, also an émigré from Vienna, in London in 1946. They shared a life long friendship and creative vision.Coper's work drew on interests outside the traditions of studio pottery such as ancient Cycladic art and the work of modern sculptors like Brancusi. His central concerns were form and texture.From 1965-75 Coper made a series of 'hour-glass' pots, with a bulbous top and bottom and narrow waist. What Lucie Rie called 'dog-bone' shape, like this one, was a distinct and short-lived development at the beginning of this period.
|On loan from The Keatley Trust.|
|Production Period:||20th Century|
|Medium:||Thrown joined stoneware forms painted with layers of manganese mitxture and slip, incised and sanded.|