Friday, 19 November 2010

The Early Years

Bernard Forrester
Dartington, 1932 - 1963
'For me, pottery is calling on memories of experience and then being able to reach into the kiln and hold and see the result of this matching.'

Bernard Forrester first came to Dartington to help build Bernard Leach's kiln in 1932. When Leach departed, Forrester stayed behind at the request of the then headmaster W. B. Curry, and began to teach pottery at Foxhole and, from 1947, at the Adult Eductaion Centre. Apart from Marianne de Trey, he has been the potter most intimately connected with the crafts community there, working at Dartington for nearly fifty years.

Images courtesy of Nic Johnson

No comments:

Post a Comment