Slip Decorated Brown Bottle Form by Nick Rees
A turned wood fired slip decorated brown glazed bottle form by Nick Rees, 21 cm high.
Nick Rees began potting in 1972 when he joined John Leach for an apprenticeship at Muchelney Pottery.
Apart from a three month stint working with Brian Newman in 1976 (Aller Pottery, Somerset), Nick Rees remained at Muchelney as a Master Potter for 46 years until his retirement in July 2018.
His days at Muchelney Pottery were spent producing the wood-fired, catalogue range of oven-to-tableware.
Alongside this day-to-day production cycle at Muchelney, Nick Rees developed his own signature range of work particularly exploring surface detail - creating distinctive, refined pieces.
Rees pots share the Leach tradition, but the potter interpreted this with subtle alterations, segmented, flattened or gouged surfaces to accentuate the shapes. Consequently Nick Rees pots have their own character and ethos - soft & refined.
Nick Rees was elected a Professional Member of the Craft Potters Association (CPA) in 1995, and in 1998 he was made a Fellow of the CPA.
This is a good example of his signature forms and surface detail.