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Holmes, JH (2007) Les Blakebrough. In: Smart works: design and the handmade. Powerhouse Museum, Haymarket, NSW, pp. 74-75. ISBN 978 1 86317 122 9

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The marriage of the handmade and the pursuit of various methods of limited industrial production have been central concerns of Les Blakebrough since 1957, when he began as an apprentice at the Sturt Workshops at Mittagong, NSW. One of the very first tasks that Ivan McMeekin set him was the production of 1000 barrel mugs which McMeekin had learnt to make at Michael Cardew's Wenford Bridge pottery in Cornwall, UK. All of Blakebrough's mugs ended up in the waste clay bin but the discipline was exemplary and gave him an unerring ability to control wheel-thrown forms, which he continues to exercise in his practice fifty years on.

Item Type: Book Section
Publisher: Powerhouse Museum
Page Range: pp. 74-75
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© 2007 Powerhouse Museum, Sydney

Date Deposited: 07 Apr 2008 14:56
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 03:36
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