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Paul Rice Gallery - Vera Tollow Exhibition

Vera Tollow bowl Hugh West lidded jar Wootten Pottery bud vase


February 17th - March 15th 2008

Vera Tollow at the Paul Rice Gallery


Vera Tollow made high quality pots in Surrey for over 30 years, but there are few people who remember having seen more than a handful of them. This is because she didn't fit into any particular niche – her work is more similar to artists like Henry Hammond or Helen Pincombe than to potters of the Leach tradition – she was not greatly featured in contemporary writing.

Paul has slowly been acquiring her work for many years and exhibits about 50 pots – from major examples of her ash-glazed stoneware to small painted dishes – from her early 1950s slipware to tenmoku pots from the 1980s. It is unlikely there will be as many pots of her pots exhibited again for a very long time.

Email paulricegallery@hotmail.com for details.