John Maltby - Bird King with Earrings Ceramic Sculpture Studio Pottery. We have a large collection or work for sale by John Maltby Over 100 pieces in stock!!! Exhibition coming soon - Contact the gallery for details. Stoneware Figure - With the Maltby Stamp to rear.
Approximate Sculpture Size: 23 x 24 x 9cm. John Maltby has an international reputation as one of Britains most respected and collected artists. Maltby was a hugely experienced potter, working with clay for over 50 years.
Having mastered the traditional ceramic techniques John went on his own artistic journey. Subsequently creating instantly recognisable pieces which can only be described as a MALTBY. John was born in Lincolnshire in 1936.
He studied sculpture at Leicester and at Goldsmiths College, London. After college John Maltby started out on what was to become a successful career. In 1962 Maltby started working with David Leach at Bovey Tracey. However in 1964 he started his own workshop in Devon.
However having trained with Leach in the Anglo-Oriental tradition. John realized on reflection that he had little interest with the ceramic traditions of China, Japan and the East and was more familiar and excited by the creative western Artists Picasso, Klee, Moore & Nicholson and the primitive Wallis.Therefore his work has gone through several distinct stylistic periods. Taking him away from functional pots towards the making of more individual sculptural pieces. He received numerous awards for his work.
Also he is a member of the Craftsmen Potters Association of Great Britain. The British Crafts Centre, and is an also advisor to the Leach Archive at the Holbourne of Menstrie Museum in Bath. John Maltby is widely represented in a number of public collections. Including the V&A in London.And other important collections in Edinburgh. Aberystwyth, Belfast, Exeter, Leicester, Italy and Germany. He has exhibited widely in the UK, Europe and USA.
However of his recent sculptural work, Maltby says the flexibility of idea and image can be explored more freely. Therefore Constraints of function are no longer present. I feel newly liberated from some of the limitations of the ceramic tradition. However I hope that those skills of the Leach tradition can be assimilated into and contribute to the vitality of the work.
Sadly John Maltby passed away in December 2020 John was known as one of the greats of British art and will be deeply missed by ourselves and his many friends & collectors. The item "John Maltby Bird King with Earrings Ceramic Sculpture Studio Pottery" is in sale since Saturday, October 30, 2021. This item is in the category "Art\Art Sculptures". The seller is "cheshiregallery13" and is located in STOCKPORT.This item can be shipped to United Kingdom, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Australia, United States, Bahrain, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, Israel, Hong Kong, Norway, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, Singapore, South Korea, Switzerland, Taiwan, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Bolivia, Barbados, Brunei darussalam, Cayman islands, Ecuador, Egypt, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, French guiana, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Macao, Monaco, Maldives, Martinique, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Peru, Paraguay, Reunion, Saudi arabia, South africa, United arab emirates, Ukraine, Bahamas, Colombia, Jamaica, Kuwait, Panama, Philippines, Qatar, Uruguay, Viet nam.