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Hans Coper

No 37: Footed globular vase, c.1953 (P.74.102)

The earlier of two similar vases in the Crafts Study Centre's collection, this footed pot is somewhat primitive in appearance. The stoneware body is cut through with short toothed or grooved decoration and covered with white glaze inside and out; the exterior is also brushed with manganese brown pigment in a wide spiral and, producing a pattern of contrasting colours and textures. The foot's exterior is also grooved and brushed with matt brown pigment. In the early 1950s, when this pot was made, Hans Coper shared Lucie Rie's Albion Mews workshop in London and they worked in the same materials, producing very different pots.



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