Anita Harris Art Pottery
Anita Harris have a very impressive background in ceramics. Anita was head designer at Poole Pottery for 10 years, and brought with her to Stoke on Trent an extensive knowledge in reactive glazes.
She met Sam at Cobridge Stoneware, Moorcroft's sister company and here they both produced many popular ranges for Cobridge Stoneware and Black Ryden.
Anita and Sam joined their skills in 2006 and have between them designed for Liberty, John Lewis, Marks and Spencer's, Selfridges, Harrods, Bloomingdales, and Tiffany's New York to name but a few. They continue to push the boundaries of glaze effects and lustres to constantly produce new designs and have an ever growing following of passionate collectors in the UK and overseas.
Anita Harris, previously with Moorcroft's Cobridge Stoneware and Head of Design at Poole Pottery, has formed Anita Harris Art Pottery. This is a dream team in the ceramics world as both artists are well known world wide and are artists in their own right. This is an exciting alliance as they both bring with them a host of glaze knowledge and painting skills.
Peter Harris has obviously inherited his mother's talent for design and innovation, he will be freelancing at the studio in fact although working in a Ceramics productive environment he has shown that he has skills that are proving very useful in the application of glazes, spraying and air brushing.
Abstract art plays a large part in Peter's work as collectors are already lining up to purchase his work.
Matthew Hollinshead takes care of our website and online shop. Matt has over twenty years experience in retail and the photographic industry and six years in Staffordshire University's Faculty of Arts Media and Design.
Anita Harris is proud to have work exhibited at the Victoria and Albert Museum. Several pieces are featured including these two fine examples from her days as head designer at Poole Pottery.
Teapot, 'New England' pattern, earthenware with sponged decoration, designed by Anita Harris in 1994 and made by Poole Pottery Ltd., Dorset, ca. 1996
Cup and saucer, 'New England' pattern, earthenware with sponged decoration, designed by Anita Harris in 1994 and made by Poole Pottery Ltd., Dorset, ca. 1996
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