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David Bromley: The Colours of Innocence and Liberty

  David Bromley was born in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England in 1960. His parents, Sonja and Gerald and older brother...
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Date

17 Aug 2022

Author

Jason Harris

Australian Pottery

NELLIE McCREDIE: Passion and Pottery

Nellie McCredie started out as an outstanding female architect, but her career was short-lived as there were not many female architects at the time. Nevertheless, it didn't stop Nellie's passion to create suitable dwellings. Her academic achievement and her ambitions pushed her far. Although...
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Date

14 Apr 2020

Author

Jason Harris

Australian Pottery

PAMELA POTTERY: Name Changer, Game Changer

Premier Pottery, a leading Australian Pottery Brand, was established by Reg Hawkins and David Dee in Melbourne, Australia. The initial trade names given to the business were "PPP" (Premier Pottery Preston), then “Remued”. The pottery's naming concept was different than other potteries of that...
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Date

14 Apr 2020

Author

Jason Harris

Australian Pottery

UNA DEERBON: The Jill of All Trades in Art

Una Deerbon can be said to be a painter, a fashion designer, a potter, and a general artist. She attended a few schools of art where she learned painting. She also partook in needlework classes where she developed an interest in fashion design. She...
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Date

14 Apr 2020

Author

Jason Harris

Australian Pottery

ARTHUR MERRIC BOYD: From Generation to Generation

Arthur Merric Boyd started his pottery adventure by watching his parents, who were outstanding potters and painters themselves. Even though Arthur was mainly known as a painter, his brand, known as the AMB brand of pottery, stands out as a leading brand of pottery...
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Date

14 Apr 2020

Author

Jason Harris

Australian Pottery

ANNIE MITCHELL: A Mentor and a Potter

Besides being an influential potter, Annie Mitchell was also an influential teacher. In 1929, she went to Central Technical College at Brisbane where she studied under L.J. Harvey. Because Harvey so much believed in the hand-built pottery method, Annie also adopted this method of...
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Date

14 Apr 2020

Author

Jason Harris

Australian Pottery

JOHN CASTLE HARRIS: A Gift From Australia

Before John Castle Harris became a potter, he was a printer and a volunteer soldier. His career as a soldier was cut short when he was declared medically unfit to fight after sustaining a gunshot wound to his right thigh. He went back to...
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Date

14 Apr 2020

Author

Jason Harris

Australian Pottery

ALLAN LOWE: Simple yet Sophisticated

Allan James George Lowe trained as a painter before teaching himself pottery. He even built his first kiln with the assistance of an advisor from the Hoffman Potteries. He took more intense pottery classes under the tutelage of Gladys Kelly of the Working Men's...
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Date

14 Apr 2020

Author

Jason Harris

Australian Pottery

DIANA POTTERY: More Than Just a Name

Diana Pottery Pty Ltd became the most popular Australian ceramics manufacturer between the 1940s and the 1960s. It started out from young Eric Lowe's passion with his entrepreneurial ambition to import cut glass and crockery from Czechoslovakia and Germany. Back then, the company was...
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Date

14 Apr 2020

Author

Jason Harris

Australian Pottery

BROWNIE DOWNING: The Colours of Innocence

Brownie Downing earned a name in the Australian art world by bringing to life the magic of childhood to generations of children and adults to come, both in Australia and overseas. She got her inspiration through her extensive travels, where she was able to...
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Date

14 Apr 2020

Author

Jason Harris

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