Walter Vivian Cole
(1913 - 1999)
Walter Vivian Cole was active/lived in England. Walter Cole is known for earthenware pottery, sculpture, teaching.
Biography Walter Vivian Cole
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Following is the obituary of the artist, by Emmanuel Cooper, published in The Independent, London, Thursday, January 28, 1999:
LIKE MANY artists who became potters Walter Cole worked as a sculptor before taking up serious potting - an indication of how the status of the studio potter was slow to gain widespread acceptance despite the early pioneering work of Bernard Leach and others since the early 1920s.
"Wally" Cole, along with his older brother John, pioneered the more Scandinavian style of tin-glazed earthenware* in contrast to Leach's high-fired and reduced stonewares* inspired by the Far East, Rye Pottery becoming a byword for a range of good-looking, useful tablewares.
Cole was born one of eight children t
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