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Richard Baxter

Richard Baxter

Richard Baxter makes finely thrown porcelain in distinctively bright, bold and beautiful colours. He favours forms with simple clean profiles reminiscent of mid-century-modern Scandinavian ceramics. On each piece he varies the curves and applies the bands of bronze pigment to fit each form, so every pot is unique.

“This process looks more like original creation itself than any I have ever seen. It is miraculous. The 'thrower' sits on a small high seat well above his wheel, which here is a horizontal rotating disk...he takes a lump of clay, wets it with water, then first 'centres' it by letting it spin rapidly between his hands and gently increasing the pressure until it rises in a whirling column that very quickly becomes symmetrical. He can then play with it as he pleases. A downward and outward pressure and it instantly turns into a bowl. An upward pressure transforms it into a vase. If there is a more fascinating operation than this in all man's varied handiwork, I have never h... [more]

Richard Baxter Black Cup (RB9/19)

Richard Baxter

Black Cup (RB9/19)

Ceramics

Richard Baxter Black Tiny Vase (RB11/19)

Richard Baxter

Black Tiny Vase (RB11/19)

Ceramics

Richard Baxter Black Vase (RB10/19)

Richard Baxter

Black Vase (RB10/19)

Ceramics

Richard Baxter Blue Vase (RB3/19)

Richard Baxter

Blue Vase (RB3/19)

Ceramics

Richard Baxter Blue Vase (RB4/19)

Richard Baxter

Blue Vase (RB4/19)

Ceramics

Richard Baxter Pale Blue Tiny Vase (RB8/19)

Richard Baxter

Pale Blue Tiny Vase (RB8/19)

Ceramics

Richard Baxter Tiny Bowl (RB15/19)

Richard Baxter

Tiny Bowl (RB15/19)

Ceramics

Richard Baxter White Tiny Bottle (RB7/19)

Richard Baxter

White Tiny Bottle (RB7/19)

Ceramics

Richard Baxter Blue Bowl (RB1/19)

Richard Baxter

Blue Bowl (RB1/19)

Ceramics

Richard Baxter Blue Vase (RB2/19)

Richard Baxter

Blue Vase (RB2/19)

Ceramics

Richard Baxter Tiny Bowl (RB12/19)

Richard Baxter

Tiny Bowl (RB12/19)

Ceramics

Richard Baxter Tiny Bowl (RB13/19)

Richard Baxter

Tiny Bowl (RB13/19)

Ceramics

Richard Baxter Tiny Bowl (RB14/19)

Richard Baxter

Tiny Bowl (RB14/19)

Ceramics

Richard Baxter White Shiny Bottle (RB5/19)

Richard Baxter

White Shiny Bottle (RB5/19)

Ceramics

Richard Baxter White Shiny Bottle (RB6/19)

Richard Baxter

White Shiny Bottle (RB6/19)

Ceramics

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