A lovely 1960s studio pottery Lamp by Bernard Rooke
A lovely 1960s studio pottery Lamp by Bernard Rooke, rewired with new brass fittings, antique gold cord flex and switch. With new bespoke natural linen shade.
Bernard Rooke was born in 1938. He studied at the Ipswich School of Art before moving on to the Goldsmiths' College, London. It was here, in his last year, that he decided to take up pottery.
He set up a workshop in 1960 with fellow potter Allan Wallwork in Forest Hill. The early pieces were mainly fashioned by hand using coils and blocks. Rooke found that whereas a work might not find a market as a piece of sculpture, if made into a lamp base it was more readily acceptable to the public.
Rooke's philosophy is that he needs to make two types pottery; that which is easily produced and will find a ready commercial market, and that which exercises his artistic talents to the full. Both are necessary for each other - one providing the independence for the other to survive and one providing designs for the other to continue.
Height: 50 cm
Width: 35 cm
Depth: 18 cm
Condition: Good orignal condition,
Product Code: LMP 680
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