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Richard Batterham large bowl 27.5cm

Richard Batterham large bowl 27.5cm
One of the most admired potters of his generation. Richard Batterham worked at St. Ives with Bernard Leach before setting up his own pottery at Durweston near Blandford in Dorset. He has always worked on his own, firing his kiln five or six times a year. His domestic stoneware, with its subtle wood ash glazes, shows both English traditional and Oriental influence. We feel privileged to have stocked Batterham's pots since the David Mellor shops first opened in 1969. Glazed inside. Because these are individual pieces shapes and glazes may vary and supplies may fluctuate. A fuller selection will be found at both our shops.
Product Code 1851076
  • Height: 12cm
  • Diameter: 27.5cm
  • Material: Stoneware
  • Dishwasher safe: No
  • Microwave safe: No
The Designer

Educated at Bryanston School, Dorset, under the artist and potter Donald Potter, Richard Batterham served a two-year apprenticeship at the Leach Pottery, St Ives, under Bernard Leach, in the mid 1950s. In 1959 he set up independently at Durweston, Dorset, where he continues to make thrown domestic stoneware and some very large-scale individual pots, with either a wood-ash or a salt glaze. In the mid 1960s he built a new pottery and a four-chambered oil and wood-fired climbing kiln at Durweston. He has remained faithful to the pottery tradition of Bernard Leach and has never wavered from the life of full-time potter making useful wares. His work is exhibited and sold widely and is represented in many private and public collections in the UK.