Published: November 6, 2001
HENLEY, OXFORDSHIRE, ENGLAND – An exhibition of at Huntercombe Manor Barn, near Henley, Oxfordshire, from Monday, November 19, to Sunday, December 2.
The vases, candlesticks, jugs and jardinieres, in inventive shapes and brilliant color combinations with remarkable glazing effects, date mostly from the 1880s to 1910, but there will also be examples of Bretby ware up to the 1950s, all of which will be for sale at prices ranging from £35 to £1,000.
Frilly lips, dented bodies, and “flown” colors – a technique of running and streaking glazes into one another – are among the many new styles and techniques introduced by Tooth, who had developed artistically from working as a theatrical scene-painter, through stained and painted glass work to art pottery.
His many remarkable talents made him a notable innovator, both technically and artistically, at Bretby. Always ahead of changing fashions, he introduced orientalizing styles such as cloisonné, copperette or jeweled effects, faux bamboo, bronze and ivory, giving his ranges of designs evocative names such as Delhi, Lustre, Ligna (a tree-trunk design) and Grotesque.
On show alongside the exhibition will be a collection of Bretby art pottery throughout its history, loaned by the Derby Museums & Art Gallery.
Exhibition hours are 10 am to 6 pm, Monday to Saturday. Telephone, 01491-641349.
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