Mystery Elephant Joins Collection

Amongst the collection of ceramics left to the Collection by Jennifer and Colin Beales is this delightful small porcelain elephant. It was bought from the 3D Gallery in Park Row as present for them by one of their grandchildren but we have not yet established who made it. Whoever it was was well practiced as a slab-builder, folding the shape from one thin piece of carefully cut clay. The soft texture of the clay and the matt buff/grey glaze work so well.

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If anyone recognises our elephant and can identify the maker we would be most grateful. We would love to know what else the potter made.

The Beales Bequest will be open to view every Wednesday 10 – 4pm and by appointment  until 11th March.

Go to the Collection website at for more information about the Collection and for details of upcoming exhibitions and how to visit us in Bristol.

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