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December 11, 2019 10:00 AM - December 19, 2019 07:00 PMCalender

Three Jill Crowley Pottery Hand Sculptures

Auction: Discovery - 3324T Location: Marlborough Date / Time: December 11, 2019 10:00AM


Three Jill Crowley Pottery Hand Sculptures, ht. to 8 1/2 in.

Note: Jill Crowley was born in Ireland and studied at Bristol Polytechnic and the Royal College of Art, where Hans Coper was then teaching. After graduating she won a traveling scholarship to Greece and the U.S. and later established a studio in London. Crowley belongs to a generation of Royal College students, including Alison Britton and Elizabeth Fritsch, who were encouraged to move away from the prevailing British orthodoxy in oriental vessels with an evident functional form. Her subject matter ranges from a series of human and animal heads (including portraits of her own Burmese cat, Ollie) to hands and arms, modeled initially after those of her own baby. Her interest with hands now focuses on touch, skin texture and the tracery of fingerprints, manicured and painted nails, and undulations of flesh.
Estimate $200-400

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Alison Britton, Jill Crowley, Ollie, London, Greece, United States