Erskine, Hall & Coe are delighted to present a diverse body of work by John Ward, which is presented as a celebration of his career spanning nearly five decades.
Ward, now in his eighties, is one of the most distinguished modern British potters, having studied under Hans Coper and Lucie Rie at the Camberwell School of Arts & Crafts in the 1960s.
His works are simple and complex, both in their forms and decoration. Whilst Ward is best known for his black and white vessels, our exhibition features a selection of these alongside a varied range of colours and scale. Ward has said of his style,
Being near the sea has probably had an effect on the banded decoration I use, either reflecting the movement of water and waves or the dips and folds of the strata revealed in cliff faces. This in turn has affected form.
His work has been collected and exhibited internationally, and is held in several prestigious public collections.
Our show comprises twenty-nine pieces and will be open from the 8th of May through the 1st of June, and will be fully illustrated shortly.