Allan Lowe (1907-2001) – Simple Modernist Earthenware. I am always drawn to the work of this mid-century Australian studio potter.
Allan was a painter before setting up a pottery studio at Merlyston, Victoria, in 1929. His keen awareness of colour on his pottery is probably due to that previous experience.
I love the use of strong colours which contrast so well with the cream coloured earthenware on these simply thrown utilitarian pieces below, typical of the work from Lowe’s studio. They probably date to the early 1960s.
The following bio for Allan is from Judith Pearce’s Australian Pottery site where you can see quite a few examples of his work: Read more