European Stars And Stripes Newspaper Archives Sep 2 1968, Page 15

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European Stars and Stripes (Newspaper) - September 2, 1968, Darmstadt, Hesse16 the stars and stripes september 2,1968 Mary Neth editor Chelsea pottery worker Frank Spindler works on his judge and barrister series. Potters in a coach House Brian Hobbard s work reflects his whimsy. Is photos by Merle Hunter pretty Potter below shows How bowl is formed on Potter s wheel right. Amateurs Are allowed to work in cluttered studio once a coach House. By Bob Hoyer is London Bureau a leaflet describes the Chelsea pottery As tottering two Story coach House open to the de ments and a vague procession of droppers in. Actually though the premises Are not quite a dilapidated As the proprietors pretend. Arty casual even relaxed Are words which Seo to fit the atmosphere of the adolescent establishment in the heart of Chelsea London s most celebrate Village for Art and artists. But once the visitor has puffed to the top of the narrow wooden three in one gradient Steps it is obvious from the assorted pots bowls and figurine which Greet him that a Good Deal of creative work goes on behind the Cavalier a Long narrow studio that indeed once did serve As a coach works potters of various a Sand sizes Potter about of pieces of various sies and Over these activities is Manikin Din Dor Brian Hubbard a tall bearded Man with a whimsical sense of humor and solid background in pottery and re an enlargement of the single Jar tier idea there s no Assembly line Here said Hubbard of Tea from a Clay Mug. It s the combination of glazes plus the fait that each item has its individual drawing thai gives i in sea pottery its special and 11 others produce the Ware that in Hie 16 years since the pottery opened has found its Wayto every continent. Figures human and animal bowls and tiles Are in specialities of Chelsea pottery which develops its Oun designs and styles and for this reason is quite Zero sizable to those who know pottery. A Side activity initiated with the founding of Hie pottery in 1952 is a club through which members pay an annual fee that entitles them to use the premise rank amateurs sunday afternoon potters and professionals aged 6 to 60 belong to the 100-Memberclub of tinkerers and artists. Hubbard is convinced that in the age of machine dominated Man even those who merely play Patty cake with Clay derive therapeutic members include antique dealers engineers nurses housewives scientists and psychiatrists. I Ottery shelves Are stacked with their works wine of which show Bright graduates of the Chelsea establishment have opened potteries of their re at Home Here to do As they like to use our wheels kilns glues and any old implements that happen to to lying around Hubbard said with a apologize for the surroundings. It s u bit cluttered. And he skylights Are Nice until it remnant of the past is Kiln keeper Jim k "1 who worked on the premises in the coach work a time when Many of the artists who gave Chelsea Ita reputation have fled in face of invading hippies and hipsters the pottery remains a Citadel of True Art

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