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13th March 2023

Edmund de Waal summed up Lucie Rie's career and influence brilliantly on Front Row (he mentioned that her accent reminded him of his grandmother, Elisabeth de Waal). He also said that there are still too many talented female potters who deserve much greater recognition. So this week we celebrate five fine makers, starting with Katherine Pleydell-Bouverie 1895-1985, pictured in 1982), a pioneer of modern English studio pottery, known for her wood ash glazes.

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