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The Potter's Alternative [decorated by H Stringer]

 
The Potter's Alternative [decorated by H Stringer] by DAVIS Harry, [Harry Horlock-Stringer] (1987)

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Author: DAVIS Harry, [Harry Horlock-Stringer]
Title: The Potter's Alternative [inscribed by Davis with a portrait of the author]
 
Year: 1987
Publisher: Methuen and Co Ltd
Place: Australis
Dust Jacket: Yes
Signed: Yes
 
Price: £150
 
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Excellent presentation copy with letters and ephemera of this classic title by Harry Davis inscribed to the British potter Harry Horlock-Stringer from Davis' widow: 'To Harry with love and gratitude for many years of friendship, May' on the first endpaper. Stringer has tipped in two colour photographs of Davis and also a pair of portrait sketches he completed of his friend. Laid in is ephemera including an aerogram from May Davis, a card from her with a design by her daughter, Nina, a letter from 'Gwenny' to Stringer in 1995 about May Davis' death and a printed obituary. Harry Horlock-Stringer's 'Library of HHS Taggs Yard' blind stamp appears on the title page. A near fine copy in near fine jacket. Harry and May Davis met while working at the Leach Pottery in St Ives, and in 1946, after several years in Africa and South America, they set up their own pottery at Crowan, near Camborne, Cornwall, later moving to New Zealand. We have recently acquired the library of Harry Horlock Stringer who was a leading British potter at the old Fulham Pottery in the 1950s where he concentrated on earthenware. Later he moved to Taggs Yard in Barnes, south-west London, where he built and ran his own school, welcoming pupils and making friends from across the world including many leading potters and lay enthusiasts such as the actor Ginger Rogers. Stringer experimented with his own glazes and firing techniques, and wrote a book on Raku, becoming a Fellow of the Craft Potters Association, editing the association's journal for a time and exhibiting widely as well as lecturing at home and abroad.
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