First edition / 36€
Richard Batterham (1936-2021) was one of the most revered potters of his time, working for over 60 years from his pottery in Durweston, Dorset, UK. Over the decades, Batterham kept back some of his most successful pots – those that captured some special quality that he valued and wanted to refer to again – building up a personal archive spanning his career. As a collection, it documents a unique life of work and making. With specially commissioned photographs of representative pieces, personally selected by Batterham, and contributions from a group of writers with a deep understanding of his work and its broader significance, this book is an important monograph of the renowned studio potter.