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Bowl Alkaline Spring; Castle, Len; 2000; 2000/24/2

Bowl Alkaline Spring, Castle, Len, 2000, 2000/24/2
Bowl Alkaline Spring
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“Potting for me is one of the celebrations of life and living.” - Len Castle With a career in clay spanning more than half a century, Len Castle is one of New Zealand’s pre-eminent ceramists. Len Castle discovered clay at an early age, and began seriously potting in the 1940s. The plastic qualities of clay seemed to suggest to the then teacher trainee, “a meeting place between science and art, and to illustrate a cohesion that seemed to parallel the make up of the natural world.” Drawing inspiration from “the coastline, mountains and restless volcanic regions” of New Zealand, his explorations in clay reflect a life long investigation of these relationships within the natural world.
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Earthenware and glazes
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New Zealand
TheNewDowse Permanent Collection
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Collection of TheNewDowse
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