Anita Harris Art Pottery
Anita Harris has a very impressive background in ceramics. Anita was head designer at Poole Pottery for 10 years from 1999 until 2002 when she left Poole to join Moorcrofts Cobridge Stoeware and Black Ryden. She brought with her an extensive knowledge in reactive glazes.
Anita has designed many successful ranges whilst at Poole Pottery for Liberty, John Lewis, Marks and Spencer's, Selfridges, Harrods, Bloomingdales, and Tiffany's New York to name but a few. In fact if you know about Poole Pottery you will know she was responsible for many of Pooles most successful designs fromm 1999 until the day she left . Two of the most well known and indeed the most popular are Volcano and gemstones. She continues to push the boundaries of glaze effects and lustres to constantly produce new designs and has an ever growing following of passionate collectors in the UK and overseas.
In 2009 Peter Anita's son joined the studio.
Peter Harris has obviously inherited his mother's talent for design and innovation, 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 and collectors are eagerly lining up to purchase his work. His metal work, throwing and sculpting skills add another facet to this innovative little stuio pottery .
Anita also takes care of the website and updates it when she has time in between all the other jobs running a studio pottery entails as well as painting and glazing her many designs and animal figureines.
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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