Poh Chap Yeap
Poh Chap Yeap was, in the late 1970s and early 1980s, one of
the most sought after and expensive potters in Britain. His exquisite
'Chinese' pots with their high technical finish were closer in
spirit to those of Lucie Rie than to Leach's orientalism. Libertys
and top galleries sold his best pieces for well over a £1000
- a staggering amount in the early 80s.
Since his retirement in 1985 he has been somewhat forgotten
but it will only a matter of time before interest in him soars.
There will be about two dozen of his pots.
Peter is an extremely talented British potter who now resides
in Normandy, Northern France. Some of you may know his raku pots
which have been shown by several UK galleries. At 39, he is still
young for a potter and he may well be a very familiar name in
This is a very rare chance to see his excellent high-fired work.
The pieces in this show are all recent and include four teapots
inspired by those of Geoffrey Whiting and an exceptional group