Wednesday, February 15, 2012

still-sound 41. Lucie Rie



I love the work of Lucie Rie (1902 - 1995).  Along with Hans Coper and before them, Bernard Leach, Rie helped to shape the complexion of modern British ceramics fusing European methods with the materials and styles from Asia.

I found this beautiful book by Tony Birks on the life and work of Lucie Rie.  I'm in awe of the graceful bowls that stand on a narrow foot and dramatically flare to a wide rim.  Her glazing is simple, unfussy and elegant.

From Lucie Rie by Tony Birks, photos Jane Coper

From Lucie Rie by Tony Birks, photos Jane Coper

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