Hugh West Pottery Bowl Carnon Downs Truro Cornwall Vintage c1985
At seventeen Hugh West moved to Hereford to study at Hereford School of Art & Design, transferring to Redruth School of Art to take a further ceramics course for which he was awarded a diploma with distinction. After work experience with several established potters, he opened his own pottery in Newquay in 1971. An opportunity arose in 1975 to begin a large production pottery in Devon on the Flete estate. After this in 1982, he took his family to La Borne in the department of Cher, France, where an ancient pottery village still survives, repeating the traditional forms and ways of wood firing important to that region of central France, using an anagama kiln. In 2000 he went again to live and work in La Borne. Exhibitions and Memberships: These include numerous one-man shows in Britain; collective shows in Europe, Japan, the USA, Saudi Arabia, South Korea. I was a member of the Cornwall Crafts Associations, the West Country Potters Association and the Penwith Society of Arts. he became a member of the Association of Potters of La Borne and finally he returned to Cornwall in January 2014 and has renewed his membership of the Cornwall Crafts Association. This is a wonderful earthy beige and brown bowl both useful and decorative. Fully marked on base.
Dimensions height 5 cm or 2 inches, diameter top 13 cm or 5.12 inches.
Weight 232 grams or 149.18 penny weight.