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ęDavid Whiting

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Basic Information

Accession Number:1995M117
Collection:Applied Art - Pottery
Date:1985 c - 1985 c

Maker Information

Ceramicist:Geoffrey Whiting - View biography for Geoffrey Whiting


Geoffrey Whiting trained as an architect, in Birmingham. Whilst posted as an army officer in India he spent time working with traditional potters. In 1955 he returned to England and established the Avoncroft Pottery in Worcestershire, making functional production wares. He moved to Canterbury in 1972, where he founded St Augustines' Pottery. Whiting worked within the Leach tradition of oriental stonewares, also making individual one-off pieces. This vase was donated by his son in 1995, specifically to represent this aspect of Whiting's work. It's simplified form, use of rich tenmoku glaze and quiet restraint are fully characteristic of his work.

Presented by David Whiting.

Further Information

Production Period:20th century
School/Style:Studio Ceramics
Medium:Wheelthrown, applied with tenmoku glaze.
Place of Origin:Canterbury, Kent, England


Height:28 cm
Diameter:9.9 cm