John Ward vase

John Ward vase

John Ward vase - 10½" (266 mm) high.

Ward, John

John Ward, born 1938 in Islington, London, studied at East Ham Technical College and Camberwell School of Art. He had two workshops in South East London during the 1970s - at Anerley and Charlton - before moving to Dyfed in Wales in 1979.

John uses coiling techniques to produce hollow vessels with simple but subtle shapes and surface textures. He mixes his own body clay and finishes his pots by scraping and burnishing them. He sometimes uses underglaze painted decoration.

His work has been exhibited widely, is in the collection of the Victoria and Albert Museum, and is of much interest to serious collectors.

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