Pot, England

Pot, England

Pot
Made by Hans Coper (1920-81)
England, Somerset
1968
White stoneware, with layers of white and manganese slip
Museum no. Circ.208-1969

Hans Coper's sculptural use of clay made him one of the most significant potters of the post-war years. His exploration of a consistent vocabulary of forms radically extended the artistic scope of pottery. Coper was influenced by archaic pottery and work in other materials. Here the abraded surface recalls metal or stone.