Artist's Intro

Lucie Rie

A Set of Nine Glass ButtonsA Set of Nine Glass ButtonsA Pair of Ear Clips

Statement

Lucie Rie was, along with Hans Coper, one of the most important potters in the post-war period.  Her work is utterly individual and is based on the aesthetic of the modern movement, yet is informed by the full range of ceramic history from oriental porcelain and Islamic fritwares to prehistoric pots and the English medieval jugs beloved of the Leach school. She has demonstrated that it is possible to generate an entirely new and individual ceramic language of the highest expressive quality without jettisoning some of pottery's most basic traditions - practical bowl and vase shapes formed on the wheel.