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Holmes, JH 2007 , 'Les Blakebrough', in G Cochrane (ed.), Smart works: design and the handmade , Powerhouse Museum, Haymarket, NSW, pp. 74-75.

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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
Authors/Creators:Holmes, JH
Publisher: Powerhouse Museum
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