Saturday, October 6, 2012

News I would Rather Not Have

In the last N.Z. Potter's magazine was a report that Kenneth Clark, the New Zealand ceramicist who worked in London for many years had died at the age of 89.  He visited us in 1970 when our house was being built and we asked him to make some tiles for our bathrooms.  He asked our architect, John Scott, what colours he thought the bathrooms would be.  John's favourite colour was Air-sea Rescue Orange, or, if you prefer, "Poppy Red", for the main bathroom and Midnight Blue for the second bathroom.   On his return to UK Kenneth made this group of four tiles and fourteen single ones for the orange room and this group of blue and brown for the other bathroom. Kenneth and his wife Ann produced a large amount of very beautiful work.

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