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Posts from the ‘T G Green’ Category

T G Green Sark

I have previously written about the T G Green Channel Islands series by Judith Onions and Martin Hunt c1968. This now quite rare series consisted of 5 very bold designs with completely different designs, and one of them was SARK – which I have only ever come across in person once previously. Each of the series was made in several colours – Honey, Grey, Blue, Green, Brown and Orange.

I recently found 2 Sark pieces picture below in the first 2 photographs – in the lovely honey and black colour.  I love the deeply carved ridges on this design and the black banding which really sets the design off. Also quite beautiful is the finely textured chamotte style clay which shows through the semi transparent honey coloured glaze.

I had never seen this design in other colours until I was searching the web and found a Sark variation in grey on Etsy, also pictured below. The white banding detail on this version against the grey glaze makes for a really timeless yet contemporary design I think.

You can see my previous post on the Channel Islands series HERE

T G Green Sark

T G Green Sark , Photo Ray Garrod

T G Green Sark

T G Green Sark , Photo Ray Garrod

 

T G Green Sark

T G Green Sark – Image via Etsy Shop “Vetternwirtschaft”

Bing & Grondahl “Tivoli”

Bing & Grondahl “Tivoli”

This very smart design from Bing & Grondahl is called “Tivoli”, and was designed by Martin Hunt c1970s.

Martin Hunt, Co-Designer of the award winning Hornsea Lancaster Vitramic and a huge number of other Hornsea designs  – also designed several dinnerware series for Bing and Grondahl and Rosenthal. The Bing & Grondahl designs  include Tivoli, Korinth and Cumulus (decoration by Carl Harry-Stalhane) .

The same forms Martin Hunt designed for Tivoli were also used on the series Delphi, Olympia,  Sahara, Troja, Corinth, Marrakech and Casablanca. All of these designs are now quite hard to get hold of. 

If you want to see more Martin Hunt designs go to the V&A collections online here for Martin. They have a very large collection of his designs from the 1970s until current day, including some of the B&G designs mentioned above.

 

Bing & Grondahl Tivoli, Martin Hunt Read more

Berit Ternell – Fleur, T.G. Green

Berit Ternell “Fleur”, T G Green

This design really stood out to me, and I was surprised to see a T.G. Green backstamp on the back as it looked so Scandinavian in style when I came across it at an auction some time ago (but didn’t purchase because of the poor condition of many of the pieces).

It turns out the design, labelled “Fleur” is by none other than Berit Ternell, the very well known and respected Swedish designer. She was commissioned by T G Green in 1961 to design a twist on “Cornishware” along with Judith Onions. In addition to re-designing some of the Cornishware forms, Berit Ternell came up with this very Scandinavian looking and popular design called “Fleur”. It was a full oven to table and kitchen range.

Fleur Design, Berit Ternell for T G Green

Fleur Design, Berit Ternell for T G Green

We see so much of T G Green’s “Cornishware” it is easy to forget that dozens of other designs were produced by this iconic British pottery. There is a comprehensive visual catalogue of most of the T G Green designs on Pinterest here.

Below are some more examples of “Fleur” from the T G Green Pinterest page: Read more