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.