Four potters named Rupert

 

Rupert Deese, USA

 

Rupert Deese sgraffito vase

Rupert Deese tall sgraffito ‘Forrest’ vase

 

Rupert Deese (1924 – 2010), known as Rummy, was a Californian Mid Century Modern ceramic artist recognized for his innovative designs and decoration of high fired ceramics.  He graduated from  Pomona College in 1950 and, while studying ceramics at Claremont Graduate School in California, taught at the Mt. San Antonio College. In the 1950’s, Deese’s hand thrown ceramics were available from several interior design firms, including Dean Marshall in La Jolla, California.

In 1958 Deese shared a purpose-built studio space with Harrison McIntosh, next to his home in Padua Hills, Claremont. From 1964 to 1983 he designed dinnerware forms and patterns for Franciscan Pottery Inc. while continuing to make his own ceramics in his studio. His creative energies were directed towards bringing forth experimental glazes and an unerring aesthetic for pure function.

Deese wrote “It is my hope in making these vessels that as the perception of their beauty diminishes over time, they will sustain themselves by pleasant usefulness.”

 

 

 

Stoppered bottle and vase on stand - Rupert Deese

Stoppered ceramic bottle and ivy bowl on stand – Rupert Deese

 

 

Two incised bottles with stoppers -- Rupert-Deese-ceramics

Two incised ceramic bottles with stoppers — Rupert Deese

 

 

Vintage Rupert Deese Claremont California Studio Stoneware Pottery Vase

Vintage Rupert Deese Studio Stoneware Pottery Vase

Mid Century — Claremont, California

 

 

Two ceramic works by studio potter-Rupert Deese

Two ceramic works by studio potter – Rupert Deese

 

 

 

Rupert Deese glazed stoneware bulbous vase

Rupert Deese glazed stoneware bulbous vase

 

 

Rupert Deese squat circualr vase

 

Rupert Deese squat circular vase

 

 

Blue Cocktail Pitcher--Rupert Deese

Mid Century Blue ceramic ocktail pitcher–Rupert Deese

 

 

Rupert Deese lidded and incised vessel

Rupert Deese lidded and incised vessel

 

 

Rupert-Deese-biomorphic azure blue dish

Rupert Deese

 

Matt surface vase with deep insicioned lines -- Rupert-Deese-Art-POTTERY

Matt surface vase, deep incisioned lines — Rupert Deese

 

 

 

 

Rupert_Deese_Ceramic vintage Compote

Rupert Deese  —  Ceramic vintage  matt glaze compote

 

 

 

Azure blue Mid Century dish -- Rupert Deese

Azure blue Mid Century dish — Rupert Deese

 

 

Potter Rupert Deese-Photo by Krystal Brier

Rupert Deese

Photo – Krystal Brier

 

 

sgraffito vessel by Rupert-Deese

Sgraffito vessel by Rupert Deese

 

 

Large ceramic bottle with vertical stripes by Rupert Deese

Large ceramic bottle with vertical stripes by Rupert Deese

 

Turquoise glaze vase -- Rupert Deese

Turquoise glaze vase — Rupert Deese

California

 

 

Blue vase -- Rupert-Deese-Studio-Pottery

Blue vase — Rupert Deese Studio Pottery

 

 

 

Rupert Spira, Glastonbury, UK

 

Deep footed-Bowl---incised poem-through black pigment---Rupert Spira

Deep footed Bowl — incised poem through black pigment—Rupert Spira

 

 

“The greatest discovery in life is to discover that our essential nature does not share the limits nor the destiny of the body and mind.” – Rupert Spira

 

During the late seventies and early eighties Rupert Spira trained as a ceramic artist under Henry Hammond and Michael Cardew, two of the founding fathers of the British Studio Pottery movement. His early influences in pottery came from the ceramic traditions of China, Korea, Japan and Persia. His mother was artistic and had a deep interest in spiritual matters and at the age of 15 he gravitated towards exploring the writings of Eastern spiritual masters like Rumi, Shankaracharya, Gurdjieff and Ramana Maharshi. “Somehow, I had a deep intuition that what I was reading was true.”

 

 

Rupert Spira--stoneware coffee pot and set of six cups, white linear glaze decoration,

Rupert Spira–stoneware coffee pot and set of six cups, white linear relief glaze decoration

 

 

 

 

Rupert Spira-ceramic peace dove plate

Rupert Spira ceramic ‘bird of paradise’ charger

Oxford Ceramics Gallery

 

 

Rupert-Spira headshot

Rupert Spira

 

 

Rupert Spira Non duality, Ceramics, Meditation, Advaita, Vedanta, Consciousness and Awareness.

Rupert Spira elegant footed bowl

 

 

Rupert Spira- Open Bowl with blue Chun Glaze

Rupert Spira- Open footed bowl, blue porcelain Chun Glaze

 

 

Rupert Spira ceramic charger

Rupert Spira ceramic charger with plant motif

 

 

Rupert Spira- ceramic cup & saucer

Rupert Spira- ceramic cup & saucer

 

 

Rupert-Spira-dish-resist decorated with a bird

Rupert Spira– dish resist decorated with a bird

 

 

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Rupert Spira Large Chun Glaze Bowl

 

 

Rupert Spira footed poem bowl

Rupert Spira poem bowl

 

 

Rupert Spira,-Monumental Cylinder Vase with Poem written on surface

Rupert Spira – Monumental Cylinder Vase with Poem written on surface

 

 

Rupert Spira--footed bowl with sgraffito surface

Rupert Spira — footed bowl with sgraffito surface

 

Open Bowl with Poem incised though Black Pigment over White Glaze – Rupert Spira

 

 

Rupert Jack, AUS

 

Rupert Jack was born in Mimili in 1951, a remote aboriginal community in the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands in the State of South Australia He moved to Kenmore when he was a baby where he grew up, then moved to Ernabella. He was a priest for over 20 years, travelling all across Australia, talking and singing in the indiginous inma language.

In 2010 he began working as an artist with Ernabella Arts as a painter and ceramicist. He is currently the chairperson of the Ernabella Arts center and a leader in the wider community. Established in 1948, Ernabella Arts is Australia’s oldest, continuously running Indigenous Art Centre. Ernabella Arts is part of the Pukatja Community, at the eastern end of the Musgrave Ranges in the far north west of South Australia.

 

 

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Rupert Jack ‘Maku Maku III’ – stoneware vase with sgraffito

2016  —  Sabbia Gallery

 

 

Rupert Jack-'Maku Maku' black vase with white sgraffito

Rupert Jack – ‘Maku Maku” black vase with white sgraffito

 

 

Rupert-Jack photo

Rupert Jack

 

 

Rupert Jack--Mak Maku vase with spiral sgraffito

Rupert Jack sgraffito vase

 

 

Rupert Jack sgraffito vase

Rupert Jack sgraffito vase

Ernabella Ceramics

 

 

Ernabella Ceramics Rupert Jack vase

Ernabella Ceramics Rupert Jack vase

 

 

Sabbia Gallery-- Clay Stories--Rupert Jack

Sabbia Gallery– Clay Stories–Rupert Jack

2017

 

Rupert Jack,-'Kapi Ukalinganyi' b;ack/white sgraffito vessel

Rupert Jack, ‘Kapi Ukalinganyi’

 

 

 

Rupert Andrews, UK

 

Vintage Rupert Andrews of Glastonbury Studio Pottery Vase

Rupert Andrews of Glastonbury, studio pottery ovoid crackle glaze vase

 

Not long after he set up his first pottery studio in 1974 in West Wales, Rupert Andrews  experimented with various techniques that eventually led him to the invention of his own unique crackle glaze. He achieved something that had never been done before –a crackle Glaze on white stoneware that was fully water tight and functional. Creating and mixing his own glazes, finding the precise temperatures of firings and understanding the delicate relationship between the nature of the glaze and subsequent crazing, he invented the technique of craze lines following his patterns creating intricate designs with swirls, waves, flowers and petals etc
“This glaze technique has evolved from years of studying its reaction to my interpretation of art through the use of it” The delicate relationship between glaze ingredients, its thickness and 3 precision firings contribute to producing this functional artwork pottery. After the 2nd firing the craze lines are filled and re-fired to a top temperature of 1200c. After the final firing what you are left with is the memory of craze lines within the high gloss finish. This means each piece is completely individual and has its own unique character.

“I love to think of people using my pots within their homes, and I really hope the colours and the natural freedom in the artwork shines through”

Rupert spent 6 months in India in 1971 and spent time at the Ganeshpuri ashram in Maharashtra with the spiritual teacher Swami Muktananda practicing yoga and meditation. The rich colours and vivid patterns and textures that pervade India was an influence in his wonderful discovery and he also claims his spiritual expansion fueled his desire for exploring creativity and art.

 

 

 

Colourful spiral vase-Rupert Andrews

Colorful spiral vase – Rupert Andrews

 

 

Rupert Andrews crackle glaze tree mug

Rupert Andrews crackle glaze tree mug

 

 

 

Pottery throwing with Rupert Andrews

Rupert Andrews in Glastonbury studio

 

 

Rupert Andrews red crackle glaze vase

Rupert Andrews red ovoid crackle glaze bottle vase

 

 

Rupert Andrews Pottery vase

Rupert Andrews unique crackle glaze vase

 

 

Rupert Andrews crackle glaze ovoid vessel

Rupert Andrews crackle glaze ovoid vessel

 

 

 

Rupert-Andrews-Pottery red and black crackle glaze vase

Rupert Andrews red and black ovoid crackle glaze vase

 

 

 

Heart Mug -- Rupert Andrews

Heart Mug — Rupert Andrews

 

 

Pink streak crackle glaze vessel

Pink streak ovoid crackle glaze vessel

 

 

Blue ceramic mug -- Rupert Andrews

Blue crackle glaze mug — Rupert Andrews

 

Handmade Crackle flame glaze Vase---Rupert Andrews

Handmade crackle flame glaze vase — Rupert Andrews

 

 

Ox blood crackle glaze vase by Rrupert Andrews

Ox blood crackle glaze vase –  Rupert Andrews

 

 

 

Handmade ceramic Yellow Garden mug--Rupert Andrews

‘Yellow Garden’ ‎craquelure mug–Rupert Andrews

 

 

 

Green wavy vase -- Rupert Andrews

Green wavy vase — Rupert Andrews

 

 

Rupert Andrews flames mug

Rupert Andrews flames mug

 

 

Maroon crackle-glaze-Vase---Rupert Andrews

Ruby red crackle glaze Vase —Rupert Andrews

 

 

Handmade-ceramic-Dark-Ochre-Flames-Mug-by-Rupert-Andrews-Pottery

Dark Ochre Flames Mug – Rupert Andrews

 

 

Ceramic blue flames mug--Rupert Andrews

Blue flames mug–Rupert Andrews

 

 

Petitie spherical vase -- Rupert Andrews

Petitie spherical vase — Rupert Andrews

 

 

Abstract Peonies crackle glaze mug. by Rupert Andrews

Abstract Peonies crackle mug – Rupert Andrews

 

 

Abstract-Handmade-Crackle-glaze-Mug

Abstract botanical decoration crackle glaze Mug — Rupert Andrews

 

 

Abstract Blue Dots crackle glaze bowl by Rupert Andrews

Abstract Blue Dots crackle glaze bowl –  Rupert Andrews

 

 

 

 

 

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