British Columbia’s Apprentices of Bernard Leach and Their Contemporaries
This book forms a foundation for research into this significant and under-recognized aspect of West Coast culture – the legacy of Bernard Leach’s approach to pottery in St. Ives, England, and its influence on important West Coast potters such as Michael Henry, Glenn Lewis, John Reeve and Ian Steele. These potters, along with Wayne Ngan, Tam Irving and Charmian Johnson, formed an integral part of the West Coast studio pottery movement that flourished during the 1960s and 1970s and produced a legacy of ceramics equal to any other in the world. Lavishly illustrated with archival and exhibition photographs from the Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery’s 2004 “Thrown” exhibition, the book contains essays and writings by Glenn Allison, Michael Henry, Tam Irving, Charmian Johnson, Glenn Lewis, Lee Plested, Herbert Read, John Reeve, Naomi Sawada, Doris Shadbolt, Ian Steele, Nora Vaillant, Scott Watson and Soetsu Yanagi.
304 pp / Extensive b&w and color
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