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Hand-painted Tetbury Street Scene Vessels - ONE AVAILABLE

Hand-painted Tetbury Street Scene Vessels - ONE AVAILABLE

By Jo Duck


Original artworks

Stoneware and glaze - individually thrown and hand-painted

Sizes: between 22-24cm high and 40-42cm circumference

Standard size, as above - £295 each

Large - Cotswold Village Vessel - H: 36cm - £675


These charming hand-painted pieces are new to the gallery for Summer 2023. They have been designed by Jo, in consultation with us, and depict real buildings and street scenes in and around Tetbury.


Each one is made from stoneware clay. After bisque firing, the houses are painted with a underglaze, running right around each piece, and then fired again with a transparent glaze. 


To start the new collection we have one of each of three designs.  Cotswolds Cottages shows houses local to the artist, in Tetbury, Kingswood, It is 24.5cm tall and 42cm in circumference at its widest point. 


Tetbury Terraces is all Tetbury houses, with a little artistic licence in places in the shape of pots and trellis.  It is 23.5cm tall and 40cm in circumference. 


Tetbury Town Houses is just two buildings on Long Street, a stone's throw from the gallery. It is 22.2cm tall and 40cm in circumference. 


Jo's designs hark back to Folk Art of bygone centuries and have similarities with English Delftware or Dutch Delft pottery, most of which is blue and white. Tetbury is known for having beautiful and historic buildings, many of which are Listed and have hardly changed from 250 years ago - or even as far back as  the 15th and 16th centuries. Some of these are depicted in these first pots.


'Property Portrait' commissions can be organised via the gallery - do ask us if you're interested. They are based on photographs and Google Earth images of your property and can be undertaken between January and July for £375 each. The vessel size and shape would be similar to those above.


    Jo has a degree in textiles and started her career designing fabric for women's wear.


    She took up ceramics as a hobby and found clay was a perfect medium to express her design ideas: “Clay became somewhere to express my visual interpretation of the architectural landscape and I've never looked back.”


    Her charming new house collections are all inspired by local South Cotswolds and Tetbury architecture and handmade using stoneware clay. They are individually painted with blue underglaze and fired at her home studio on the edge of the Cotswolds.

    Jo's love of painting houses started with holidays in the French Dordogne, when she observed that every house has an individual face that reflects the history of the building and the people that have loved them.

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