Tag Archives: Studio Pottery

When is a Teapot not a Teapot?

UWE History student Holly John reviews the work of potter Oliver Kent. These exuberant teapots are a playful twist on an archetypal ceramic object. When I visited the Ken Stradling Collection, I was drawn to them because of their irregularity … Continue reading

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Form and Function: Geoffrey Whiting’s Teapots

Geoffrey Whiting’s teapots are the forms for which he remains best known, having achieved a design that is at once highly functional, but also good to look at as a piece of working sculpture. It is one that combines all … Continue reading

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Geoffrey Whiting: a potter and a painter

Geoffrey Whiting had an important parallel activity as a watercolour painter, but this is a lesser known area of his art. His great knowledge of the natural world underpinned all his creativity. It was there in the coloration of his pots, … Continue reading

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Geoffrey Whiting’s Candlesticks for Canterbury Cathedral

You can find candlesticks made by Geoffrey Whiting in Canterbury Cathedral It is always gratifying, but still all too rare when potters get major commissions. In 1982 Geoffrey Whiting was commissioned by the Dean and Chapter of Canterbury Cathedral to … Continue reading

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A Pioneering Ceramic Studio

Behind every successful man, there stands a woman. A Pioneering Ceramic Studio There is a very old and famous saying, ‘behind every successful man, there stands a woman’, and Geoffrey Whiting had Anne Whiting. After the second war she co-founded … Continue reading

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Making Useful Simple – Geoffrey Whiting at the KSC

1st October – 14th December Our latest show at the Ken Stradling Collection highlights the art of making beautiful items for the home through an examination of the work of potter Geoffrey Whiting (1919-1988). The exhibition is totally Covid-19 friendly. … Continue reading

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A Taste of Sunshine

I recently had the pleasure of interviewing Sally Nash, the daughter of William Newland and Margaret Hine, artists who’s work is featured in the current exhibition at the Design Study Centre Of Brush and Clay: Painter Potters of the 20th … Continue reading

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