Studio Pottery Stoneware Coffee Pot, 5 Mugs + 2 Egg Cups, Signed Elizabeth Vidal. Beautiful set in excellent condition, no chips cracks or restoration. This attractive coffee Pot and 5 mugs is made in Alan Brough's typical style, beautifully thrown in a buff clay with no further turning and neatly finished with a green/brown glaze with Brough characteristic "splash" of glaze on the body - simple in design but once you inspect and handle it you see and feel the quality and attention to detail which attracted Bernard Leach to hire Alan to work with him at St Ives.
Alan Brough was born in 1924 in Wilmslow, Cheshire. His father (also Alan Brough) was a Manchester sculptor, well-known for his busts of George V and George VI and for his carving in coal of coalminers working at the face. After studying at the Camberwell School of Art in London from 1946 to 1950 he became a potter. In 1956 he started Deacon Pottery in Central London with his friend from art school, Tony Deacon. Later, Bernard asked Alan to to come to St Ives to take care of organising the students' work and learning activities.
He stayed at the Leach for four years before starting his own pottery, Alan Brough Pottery, in nearby Newlyn, Cornwall. He now lives just outside Penzance, and does his potting in a small workshop not far from home. Alan's work is noted for his attention to form. Coffee pot - 20cm tall, 15cm in length (including handle and spout) and 11cm in base diameter.Mugs - 8cm tall and 8cm in outer rim diameter. Any questions please ask, thanks for looking! I try my best to photograph the items in a way which gives a true representation of the condition.
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