20.3.14

spring equinox

To celebrate spring, honey scented tulips on the table.

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A couple of images from the book by Tony Birks on Lucie Rie work.
She was a remarkable woman, she had a long life and career. 
She made her first pot in 1923 and her last one in 1990.
She often said she was  'just a potter'. 
She has dedicated her life to pottery.
Despite she made pottery only, she never duplicated any of her works. 
Once she said:
'Every new work is a new beginning. Indeed, I shall never cease to be a pupil'.
At the end of her career she asked to a friend:
'Do you think I have made enough pots?'

If you want to know more about her, 
I recommend you this biography I've recently read,
'Lucie Rie: Modernist  potter, Emmanuel Cooper'
here's a review

I'm lucky to have the opportunity to see few of her works on permanent display at the
Fitzwilliam Museum and in Kettle's Yard in Cambridge.








5 comments:

Patrice A. said...

pottery
one of the things
i hope to learn in this life

same tulips over here
they smeel sweet ;^))

x

WSAKE said...

how wonderful
thank you for introducing her to us

honey scented tulips - amazing

la casita said...
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la casita said...

thank you Patrice :^)

Anna> yes, I was so surprised! Whne I bought them I thought they were white frilly. As far as i know tulips have no scent, but these ones have a subtle
scent of honey and it's sublime, even the colour is a pale yellow honey. Must ask the florist at the market in Cambridge more about it.

Belle Fleur de Lis said...

lovely yellow tulips, such nice way to enjoy spring.