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Henry Hammond

Henry Hammond was born in Croydon, studied at Croydon School of Art (1929-34), then at the Royal College of Art (1934-8), in the pottery department under William Staite Murray. In 1946, and after attending a two-week summer school led by Bernard Leach, he establish a pottery studio at Runwick House, Hampshire, and in 1948 a pottery at Bentley, Hampshire (known as the Oast Pottery). This he shared with Paul Barron. From 1946 to 1979 Hammond was also a teacher in and subsequently head of the ceramics department at Farnham School of Art (now the Surrey Institute of Art and Design University College). His work comprised finely brush-decorated thrown forms in stoneware and was exhibited periodically. He retired in 1980 and was appointed MBE; a retrospective exhibition of his work entitled 'A Fine Line' was organised at the Crafts Study Centre at the Holburne Museum, Bath in 1992.



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