Studio ceramic glazed bottle vase, circa 1960, William Marshall (1923-2007)
Large stoneware bottle vase with a speckled pale olive ground splashed with a running milky coloured glaze, the foot unglazed, just above the foot is William Marshall's personal impressed seal and the impressed seal of the Leach Pottery. William Marshall (1923-2007) for the Leach Pottery circa 1960
William Marshall was one of the foremost British studio potters of the 20th century. A master thrower (that is, someone expert at building up a pot on the wheel), he was to become Bernard Leach's foreman and right-hand man at the Leach Pottery in St Ives. He became a major potter in his own right and developed his own distinctive language of bold forms and rich glazes. As Leach himself wrote: "Marshall became quite an expressive potter, one of the best in the country."
His work is in many important public collections, including the Victoria and Albert Museum, London.
|HEIGHT:||14 in. (36 cm)|
|WIDTH:||5 1/2 in. (14 cm)|