Ceramics have always been a love of mine. It started when I began to collect Clarice Cliff pottery in the late 80’s. I love the feel of touching a piece of pottery, running my fingers across the piece, feeling the texture.Discovering Clarice Cliff became my drug of choice!! Collecting Clarice Cliff started me on the way to hunting for unusual pieces; shapes and colors caught my eye. I began collecting with a vengeance.
Then came my introduction to Keith Murray. Murray was an architect from New Zealand who came to England. In order to make a living he began designing for Wedgwood. All of the pieces are hand thrown and have a certain calming aura. He did dinnerware as well. He was multi-dimensional as he designed glass for Stevens and Williams, Brierly and silver for Mappin and Webb. I loved the purity of Murray’s forms,the soothing colors.It has a Zen quality.
And at the same time I discovered other English potters; Charlotte Rhead and Susie Cooper. I amassed large collections of each of them as I believe that when you specialize to sell, you must have depth in your collections –but Cliff was my true passion.
Within the past 10 years I began to sell off my ceramics and now have only a few choice pieces that are my personal collections. I still love to look when I go to shows and occasionally I take the bait and buy a piece.