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Bowl: C.2-1986

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Object information

Current Location: In storage


Potter: Braden, Norah (Probably)




Stoneware, thrown, and ash-glazed grey-green with brownish streaks and speckles; the glaze stops about 1.5 cm short of the rootring. circular, with deep curved sides, inclining inwards slightly at the top, standing on a footring which is unglazed.

Legal notes

Given by Miss Enid Marx, RDI

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 21 cm
Height: 13.5 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Coleshill ⪼ Wiltshire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1905-06-08) by Marx, Enid, Miss, RDI


20th Century, second quarter#
Circa 1930 CE - 1936 CE


Label text from the exhibition ‘Things of Beauty Growing: British Studio Pottery’ on display at The Fitzwilliam Museum from 20 March until 17 June 2018: With Katharine Pleydell-Bouverie and Denise Wren, Norah Braden was one of the pioneer women studio potters. She studied at the Royal College of Art before being sent by to work at the Leach pottery from 1925, with a letter sent from the Royal College stating, ‘I am sending you a genius.’ Her output of works was small, not least because her perfectionism drove her to destroy much of her work. She later worked with Pleydell-Bouverie at her pottery in Coleshill for eight years (1928-36) before turning to teaching and giving up making completely in the 1950s. All three of these bowls were made during her time at Coleshill and reveal echoes of Chinese forms but also relate to modernist ideals of minimal decoration and remaining true to the materials used.

School or Style

Studio Ceramics

Materials used in production

except for footring Ash-glaze

Techniques used in production

Throwing : Stoneware, thrown, and ash-glazed grey-green with brownish streaks and speckles

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.2-1986
Primary reference Number: 73216
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 26 November 2020 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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