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Marshall Colman
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Ceramic artist. Writer.
Ceramic artist. Writer.

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MARY WONDRAUSCH
My obituary of Mary Wondrausch appears in the latest bulletin of the Craft Potters Association.

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BYARD ART
My ceramics will be on show at Byard Art in Cambridge, Breath of Fesh Air , 23 Feb - 19 Mar 2017.

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COLOUR PLANS
A bisque kiln is opened and several dozen pieces are lined up for glazing and decorating next week. They are for an order from Byard Art  in Cambridge are will be painted with my "Wisteria" design in anticipation of the spring. Every potter prefers one part...

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MY LATEST RANGE OF CERAMICS
This is a selection from my latest range of ceramics. Scroll down for a list of stockists and upcoming shows. "White Arabesque". Curls of cobalt blue applied directly with a long sable brush. "Parrot". The colours of this cheerful pattern are inspired by th...

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Marshall Colman commented on a post on Blogger.
Thank you for reminding me of Snake Pottery, which I should have remembered because I also visited it. Peter Brown was a colourful and rebellious character better known now for his novel "Smallcreep's Day". I will amend my blog post to include him.

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COTSWOLD POTTERIES: PLEASANT ENVIRONMENT AND PEASANT TRADITION
Found in a charity shop A find in a charity shop opens the door to a world. This little preserve pot I bought for £3.50 in the shop of the Hospice of St Francis revealed to me a group of unrecorded studio potteries in the Cotswolds, hitherto unknown to me, ...

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POP GO THE SIXTIES: THE UMBRELLAS OF CHERBOURG
The French filmmaker Jacques Demy was a contemporary of the Nouvelle Vague directors of the late 'fifties and early 'sixties, but whereas they made black-and-white films that expressed the existential pointlessness of life - like Godard’s amoral Breathless ...

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Marshall Colman commented on a post on Blogger.
Thanks for your interesting comment about art under dictatorship. It's interesting that Mussolini didn't censor art as long as the artists were loyal. The story of art under Fascism is one I may tell some time.

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ABSTRACT EXPRESSIONISM AND THE CIA
Royal Academy’s exhibition of abstract expressionism, which just finished, was the first show dedicated to this important post-war art movement for a long time and it gathered many representative paintings by its leading exponents – Jackson Pollock, Willem ...

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MARY WONDRAUSCH 1923-2016
Mary Wondrausch, dressed for her OBE ceremony, 2000. Mary Wondrausch, the great English potter, died yesterday. Three years ago, aged 90, she stopped taking her medicines. She said, "I feel there's something wrong with a society that's being kept alive when...
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