Object Description

Large stoneware bottle vase with a speckled pale olive ground splashed with a running milky coloured glaze, the foot unglazed, just above the foot is William Marshall’s personal impressed seal and the impressed seal of the Leach Pottery. William Marshall (1923-2007) for the Leach Pottery circa 1960

Object History

William Marshall was one of the foremost British studio potters of the 20th century. A master thrower (that is, someone expert at building up a pot on the wheel), he was to become Bernard Leach’s foreman and right-hand man at the Leach Pottery in St Ives. He became a major potter in his own right and developed his own distinctive language of bold forms and rich glazes. As Leach himself wrote: “Marshall became quite an expressive potter, one of the best in the country.”

His work is in many important public collections, including the Victoria and Albert Museum, London.

Object Condition

Excellent

Object Classification

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