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Collection Crafts Study Centre
Correspondent Katharine Pleydell-Bouverie
Description Letter from Katherine Pleydell-Bouverie to Bernard Leach, handwritten in ink, covering four sides of two sheets of notepaper. Written from The Mill, Coleshill.
Part Of Series Katharine Pleydell-Bouverie's correspondence with Bernard Leach
Id Number Current Accession 2420
Location Creation Site Coleshill Estate, Coleshill, Wiltshire, UK
Subject Leach Archive, letter, correspondence
Measurements 25 x 20 centimetres
Material ink on paper
History 'Beano' (Katherine Pleydell-Bouverie) writes from Coleshill Estate to Bernard Leach about the story about the St. Ives catalogue , now banished from the office She has heard from 'Fuzzle', who is better, and coming to St. Ives soon. 'Winchcome sounds a good spot for Michael (Cardew)', some technicalia on saltglaze, slip, etc. including a recipe and advice on the bulk-buying of red oxide are mentioned. She would like him to send back to her 'my little note book on Matsu-chemistry & kiln construction'. There is much about (Douglas) Pepler and the Medieval fans - 'B' agrees that 'the medieval is the best life', but it can only be feasible in an under-populated country - 'The only ways to return to medievalism in England now would be by a. wholesale emigration fo the superflous, b. massacre, c. pestilence, d. a rigid application of those laws of eugenics & birth-control that they (the medieval fans) so heartily dislike. This fellow (Peplar;) is a sort of G.K. Chesterton gone sour..'
Literary Source Catalogue of the Papers and Books of Bernard Leach, Volume II by Alyn Giles Jones, Crafts Study Centre, 1984-85
Rights Owner Managed by the Crafts Study Centre.
Style Period Period 1920s
Technique handwriting



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