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Dartington Pottery Large Round Kimono Platter
Dartington Pottery Kimono Round Platter


 
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Dartington Pottery Large Round Kimono Platter

This large round platter is a a highly sought after limited edition piece from the Dartington Pottery collection. The Kimono pattern - oriental, floral and bold - was designed and handmade by Petra Tilly, and each piece in the collection has been exclusively hand-signed by the designer.

This is a limited edition piece, therefore the only one available to purchase.

Limited Edition Piece - 2008 No. 5

Diameter: 47cm

The History of Dartington Pottery:

The origins of Dartington Pottery lie in the early 1930s when Bernard Leach - and later, his son David - set up the first pottery at Shinners Bridge.

These inspirational beginnings were expanded upon when Sam Haile and his wife Marianne de Trey arrived in 1947 with Sam building two new kilns. Sadly Sam - a dynamic and innovative ceramic artist - died in a car crash in 1948. His wife Marianne, alone and pregnant, carried on. Miraculously she not only created a pottery producing desirable ware but also established an apprenticeship scheme which both echoed the earlier Leach initiative and anticipated Dartington's world-renowned training ethos of today. In 1983 the Dartington Pottery Training Workshop took over the premises and sold the enterprise to a triumvirate of potters, including Stephen Course, who is an internationally acknowledged expert on glazes.

The 1980s saw tremendous success utilising groundbreaking new designs from Janice Tchalenko who is currently leading a further design renaissance at Dartington. Their determination to remain a cutting edge art pottery and a centre of training excellence remains the vital motivation at Dartington and has attracted such talented designers as Petra Tilly, Avis Murray, Roger Law and Alexandra Copeland, as well as developing considerable talent through the training program.

Dartington Pottery is eagerly sought after both in its standard designs, in limited editions and individual artist's 'one-off' pieces. In 2005 the pottery started a new chapter in its history. After 25 years at Dartington, Stephen Course moved the production to Grayshott Pottery in Surrey. Run as an employees' benefit trust, Grayshott shared a similar ethos as Dartington and agreed to continue both to support the production and development of the Dartington designs, and to re-establish the skills associated with the pottery.



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