Friday, 6 November 2015

Test Your Poole Pottery Knowledge - Part 2!

The design for this panel was based on one by the artist Tony Morris who began working for Poole Pottery in the 1960's. My customer, the metal worker Ian Marshall, was not only interested in colour, shape and form, his design undergoing many revisions before settling on this one, but equally interested in the look of lead itself; the way that the tension within a panel can be changed through both shaping the lead and varying the use of it's thickness and thinness.

The original design by the amazingly talented Tony Morris was based on pollarded trees, we liked the thought of seeing this shape more as a blazing sun pierced by lead sillouettes. You can see more of Tony Morris's work here at the Virtual Museum of Poole Pottery. You can see more of Ian Marshalls beautiful work here.