Lucie Rie

Reading an article about the potter Lucie Rie in Crafts magazine recently I was prompted to search out this book  by Tony Birks and look again at her work. All the images come from the book.

I love the subtlety and simplicity of her pots. I love their shape and the use of sgraffito …..

the bands of colour …..

the way the oxides and glazes drip into each other …..

enjoy …..!

ps. I’ve just updated my website with details of forthcoming exhibitions


3 thoughts on “Lucie Rie

  1. Lynne Butt

    Hi Debbie
    I did pottery before textiles, and I love the work of Lucie Rie and Hans Koper.

    1. debbielyddon Post author

      The book I refered to talks about the Lucie Rie ‘quiver’ – the special ‘rightness’ that marks her work out….. I suppose that, as artists, is what we are all aiming for and so makes her work relevant regardless of the medium we are working in.

    2. Lynne Butt

      She was an expert at finding the special ‘rightness’. I think you are well on the way to it, if not already there, while I have a long way to go!


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