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Free exhibition and public talks on an iconic Melb pottery
Stories in Clay is an exhibition celebrating the creative achievements of the Arthur Merric Boyd Pottery (AMB), established in 1944 by artists Arthur Boyd, John Perceval, and philosopher and artist Peter Herbst. The pottery's wares were initially aimed at meeting post-war demands for functional domestic ware, but the focus changed in the 1940s when colourful, experimental and vibrant one-off earthenware pieces began emerging. Decorated with angels, beasts, portraits, and Australian flora and fauna motifs, AMB Pottery included unique coffee and tea sets, bowls, carafes, plates, jugs, decanter sets, vases, and tiled coffee tables.
A dynamic series of public programs have been scheduled during the exhibition. Go to the website for details and bookings.
Image credit: Arthur Merric Boyd Pottery, Murrumbeena, (manufacturer), Neil Douglas (potter and decorator): Bowl 1950-53, Earthenware (12.2 x 34.7 cm diameter), National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne. Purchased from Admission Funds, 1990 (D14-1990)