During the weekend in York when participating in a Ceramic Fair, I was able to find time to see the current Lucie Rie exhibition at the CoCA (Centre of ceramic art).
I am a potter I make vessels I am Austrian - of course I am highly influenced by her works. She achieved a timeless simplicity in her pots that I admire and crave for my own work. All her forms were clearly domestic vessel shapes but the repetitive patterns and limited colour/glaze choices give her work sculptural qualities.
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Another aspect about her career is impressive - not many women worked as independent ceramic artists during her time. Her style and her drive to forge a life in clay, in another country away from home make her my pottery hero.