Figure of a bull

In 1956 Michael Skipwith bought Old Stoke Farm in Stoke Gabriel, Devon, to convert to a pottery. He ran it with number of assistants. It became known as Lotus pottery and developed commercial lines of tableware and ornamental pieces. Skipwith became a supporter of the Devon Guild of Craftsmen and in 1986 he was instrumental, with David Leach, in helping the Guild to find their current premises at Riverside Mill in Bovey Tracey. [Formerly the Guild of Devon Craftsmen, founded in 1956- it became Devon Guild in 1964 and is now called Make Southwest in 2023.]
The floral patterns on this earthenware piece are typical of Lotus designs in the 1970s.

Object Summary

Accession Loan No.
Collection Class
Studio ceramics
Common Name
figure of a bull
Simple Name
Period Classification
Modern (1945-)
Production Town
Stoke Gabriel
Production County
Production Country
United Kingdom: England
Production Date
c 1972
Production Person Initials

Production Person Surname
Lotus Pottery
Production Year Low
Production Year High

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figure of a bull