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The Collection of a Discerning Academic

William Staite-Murray vase David Leach waves charger Bernard Leach vase

Monnow Valley Arts Centre - Autumn 2009


Left to right - William Staite-Murray, Katharine Pleydell-Bouverie, Andrew Crouch, Waistel Cooper, Hamada
Bowls by John Ward, William Staite-Murray, Charles Vyse (2), David Leach and Emmanuel Cooper
Tall black Hans Coper vase surrounded by Lucie Rie pots
Foreground pots by David Leach, John Ward and Richard Batterham
Hans Coper bottle with disk shaped rim surrounded by Lucie Rie pots
Bernard leach vase with fish decoration surrounded by William Staite-Murray pots
Clockwise from top left - John Maltby, ???, Bernard Leach, ???, Jennifer Lee and Alan Caiger-Smith
View across the exhibition
View across the exhibition


The Monnow Valley Arts Centre is a little gem tucked away in the Welsh borderland near Abergavenny :difficult to find but well worth the effort. Opened in 12007 there are two galleries, a sculpture garden and an artist's studio and residence.

Their Autumn 2009 exhibition features 64 pots from the collection of an anonymous academic including works by a number of major potters including Bernard Leach, William Staite-Murray, Lucie Rie and Hans Coper.

A catalogue has been produced and there is to be a study day on October 17th when David Whiting and Jeffrey Jones will explore the collection and there will be a showing of the Arts Council film Michael Cardew : Mud and Water Man. For further information about this please visit the Monnow Valley Arts website.

Bottom row - Norah Braden, Joanna Constantinides and Reginald Wells
Left to Right - Lucie Rie(2), Edmund de Waal, William Marshall, Janet Leach, Lucie Rie
View across the exhibition, large pots in foreground by David Leach(2), John Ward and Richard Batterham
Hans Coper and Lucie Rie
Jim Malone and Ray Finch
View across the exhibition, large pots in foreground by David Leach(2), John Ward and Richard Batterham
David Leach