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Keith Murray for Wedgwood

$1,900.00

 

Keith Murray (1892 – 1981)

Keith Murray was one of the most influential designers of ceramics in the inter-war years in Britain. A New Zealander by birth, his family moved back to England when he was 14. There he trained as an architect but the lack of work in that field in the 1920’s forced him to consider an alternative career.

He designed glass in what has been described as the Swedish style for the Midlands firm Stevens & Williams. In 1932 he was approached by Josiah Wedgwood to visit the Wedgwood ceramic factory  Here he worked as a freelance designer until the outbreak of the second World War.

Most of his work was with vases, bowls and similar cylindrical ware, executed in a clean and restrained style with decoration often limited to deeply incised lines or smooth steps in the shape. The whole piece is usually one colour without applied decoration. Every piece bore his signature above the Wedgwood mark.

In recent years his elegant minimalist Art Deco designs have accords with current interior tastes making him avidly collected internationally.

Want to see this work on the wall at your house? Send us an image of your blank wall and we can create a mockup of the work in situ.

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We want to enable ALL art lovers the chance to build their collection. NZ artbroker members can layby on any work, over a period of up to 6 months. Get in touch with us now and we can discuss payment terms to suit your budget.

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If you have any other questions please get in touch with us directly on enquiries@nzartbroker.com, we would love to help!

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Additional information

Artist

Keith Murray for Wedgwood

Date

c1938

Medium

Celadon, Ceramic, Earthenware

Object Dimensions

203mm W x 203mm D x 152mm H

Listing Details

Keith Murray (1892 – 1981)

Keith Murray was one of the most influential designers of ceramics in the inter-war years in Britain. A New Zealander by birth, his family moved back to England when he was 14. There he trained as an architect but the lack of work in that field in the 1920’s forced him to consider an alternative career.

He designed glass in what has been described as the Swedish style for the Midlands firm Stevens & Williams. In 1932 he was approached by Josiah Wedgwood to visit the Wedgwood ceramic factory  Here he worked as a freelance designer until the outbreak of the second World War.

Most of his work was with vases, bowls and similar cylindrical ware, executed in a clean and restrained style with decoration often limited to deeply incised lines or smooth steps in the shape. The whole piece is usually one colour without applied decoration. Every piece bore his signature above the Wedgwood mark.

In recent years his elegant minimalist Art Deco designs have accords with current interior tastes making him avidly collected internationally.

Want to see this work on the wall at your house? Send us an image of your blank wall and we can create a mockup of the work in situ.

NZ artbroker offers free shipping throughout New Zealand, it is all covered in the purchase price! If you are overseas, please contact us and we can negotiate shipping to wherever you are.

We want to enable ALL art lovers the chance to build their collection. NZ artbroker members can layby on any work, over a period of up to 6 months. Get in touch with us now and we can discuss payment terms to suit your budget.

All our members get 7 days exclusive access to purchase these works before they become available to everyone else.

If you have any other questions please get in touch with us directly on enquiries@nzartbroker.com, we would love to help!