Sculpture presentation By: Vicenzo Balletta
Charlotte Rhead: • I chose Charlotte Rhead, becauseshehadgreatceramic art designs. When I startedsearching I sawheramazing and beautifulpots. • Charlotte Rheadwas born on(19 October 1885, Burslemand died on the 6 November 1947) she was an English ceramics designer active in the 1920s and the 1930s in the Potteries area of Staffordshire. • Charlotte Rhead was born into an artistic family. Her father Frederick Alfred Rhead began his career at Mintons as a pate-sur-pate artist under Marc Louis Solon and went on to work at a number of potteries. • Her elder brother, Frederick Hurten Rhead, became a well-known pottery designer. At the beginning of the twentieth century the Rhead family was living in Fenton where Charlotte and her sister Dollie studied at Fenton School of Art.
Charlotte started work at Wardle and Co, a pottery in Hanley where her brother Frederick was art director before emigrating to the USA in 1902. Charlotte did not stay at the firm long but it gave her the opportunity to develop her skills as a tubeliner, which would be useful to her in her future career as a designer. • In 1905 Charlotte found employment as an enameller at Keeling & Co of Burslem. She was next employed as a designer at a tile-maker, T & R Boote. In 1912 Charlotte's father was appointed art director of Wood and Sons, a firm which operated several potteries. • Charlotte joined him there, taking charge of the tubeliners, and later working as a designer. Charlotte is perhaps best known for her association with Burgess and Leigh of Middleport (now known as the Burleigh Pottery), where she worked as a designer from 1926 until 1931. Rhead is noted for her cheerful tubelined designs. • On the next 5 slides I will present some examples, of Charlotte Rhead pottery. I will talk about artist work, and the different kind of pots she made into history.
CHARLOTTE RHEAD PLATE Description: A Charlotte Rhead plate of the 1930s. Coilplate, designedwithsomefruits and leaves, a greatcontrast of colors. Itwasmadehandmade.
Charlotte Rhead pomegranatevase This is an absolutely stunning vase designed by Charlotte Rhead. It stands approx 7 inches high and has beautiful tube lined decoration of pomegranate and grapes the colours are so vivid and dark . This vase has almost the feel of a moorcroft piece as it colours would be more associated with that pottery. • MadeonApril 16, 1939 • Itwasmadewithclay • Materialsclay, paint, glaze
CHARLOTTE RHEAD BURSLEY WARE ART DECO TUBELINED VASE Charlotte Rhead hexagonal tubelined art deco vase. this piece measures approximately 6" tall x 3 1/2" diameter, at the top. Materials: Clay, paint, glaze Date: 1938
Charlotte Rhead for Crown Ducal Rhodian pattern Description: A Charlotte Rhead for Crown Ducal Rhodian pattern flower jug, tubelined with large yellow and gold flowers on a mottled grey ground, printed mark 8.5 inches Materials: Clay, Glaze
CHARLOTTE RHEAD STUDIO-CERAMIC CHARGER ENGLAND Origin: EnglishPottery European Country, Region : England, Britian Material: Studio ceramic Description: A beautiful piece depicting fruits, flowers and leafage in orange, yellow and green tones against a creamy ground; all limited by a magnificent tube lined work. A cheerful design with a more naturalistic and traditional style than that of Clarice Cliff and Susie Cooper. Charlotte Rhead, considered the final figure in the triumvirate of famous designers of the period, is also a key figure of the English potters from 1930s. This great piece measures 14.5 in. Charlotte Rhead was influenced mostly by her family an by looking atiques pots.
Charlotte Rhead inspire me on making coil pots, because I saw her beautiful work and wanted to design one similar to her, (simple and beautiful). That’s why I decided to make two coil pots. The first one will be a bowl made of coil. The second one will be a jar also made of coil. A tube fined design similarlike hers.
Bibliography http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charlotte_Rhead http://www.pottery-english.com/Articles/Famous_Potters/Charlotte_Rhead