John Ivimey had a pottery near Tunbridge Wells. In 1972 he held an exhibition of 63 ceramic pieces at RAMM. He donated this piece to RAMM. Ivimey described the pieces on show in the catalogue: In this collection he has deliberately limited materials to a basic stoneware clay supplied to schools, and a matt glaze used on the outsides, consisting of approximately two parts Felspar, to one of Whiting and one of China Clay, coloured by oxides.
To give variety within within these limitations the clay body is frequently given a coating of Iron or Tin Oxide and this, in conjunction with thin or thick layers of glaze,. gives a range of effects.
The main forms and decorative elements on most of these pots stray little from basic geometric shapes, the square, the cube, the circle, cylinder and sphere. This gives a unity of form and decoration throughout the series.

Object Summary

Accession Loan No.
Collection Class
Studio ceramics
stoneware | | | |
Common Name
Simple Name
Period Classification
Modern (1945-)
Production Town
Tunbridge Wells
Production County
Production Country
United Kingdom: England
Production Date
c 1972
Production Person Initials
John H
Production Person Surname
Production Year Low
Production Year High

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