(1895-1985, England)

ca 1981

Stoneware; tallest ht. 7 in.

Pleydell-Bouverie was from a distinguished English family, the great-great-granddaughter of the 2nd Earl of Radnor. She studied ceramics at the Central School of Arts and Crafts, London, under Dora Billington. In 1923 she met the celebrated potter Bernard Leach, who accepted her as a pupil in his workshop at St Ives, Cornwall. In 1925, with the Japanese potter Tsuronoske Matsubayashi and Ada Mason, a student friend, she set up her first kiln and studio at her home in Coleshill, Berks. There she experimented firing with English wood-ash glazes in stoneware, working in partnership with Norah Braden, to increasing recognition. Pleydell-Bouverie established her final pottery at Kilmington Manor, Dorset, where she continued a productive output of domestic ware and experimental pieces.

Provenance: From the Dorothy Miner Collection.

Condition:Small bowl shape vase has a tight hairline to body and interior, crazing throughout.

Estimate: $600 - $800
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