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Richard Batterham

No 31: Jar and cover, 1971 (P.74.208)

This storage jar and cover were both thrown conventionally on the wheel but the jar was subtley altered after throwing, when the clay was still wet, by beating on four sides with a wooden bat. The angles on the 'squared' form provide surface interest, both visual and tactile, without any need for additional decoration. The form is reminiscent of a Chinese ginger jar and is typical of Richard Batterham's early work; it was made at his pottery at Durweston, Dorset, where he continues to work.



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