To continue the theme of the previous blogpost, let's have a look at some more of Carol Cutler's excellent work. The large charger and the smaller dish on the left were both painted by Carol Cutler sometime in the late 1960s or early 1970s. I think Carol was working at the Poole Pottery between 1969 and 1976.
All three are from the Poole Pottery Delphis range. The two smaller dishes measure just five inches (12.5cm) in diameter and are both stamped with their shape number – 49. I'm lucky enough to have a couple of these pocket-sized little treasures but if you want to see an amazing collection of Poole '49ers', Rob has a stunning gallery, here: Rob's 49ers
I've had these three pots in the collection for a good number of years now and I never seem to tire of the free, expressive, abstract patterns. In fact, with the passing time, they seem to be growing on me. Subtle, they're definitely not. Colourful, brave and full of energy, they certainly are.