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Teapot and lid


Nuske, Bruce (Primary maker)
Nuske, Bruce (maker)

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A porcelain teapot and lid, white and grey dry body with pinprick design of leaves all over body and lid. Has six feet that form branches extending up body. Handle and spout are branch forms. Oval shaped lid with twig finial. Glazed interior. Purchased from the Flow Gallery, 1-5 Needham Road, London W11. Bruce Nuske studied a Diploma of Design (Ceramics) at the South Australia School of Art by a Bachelor of Applied Art and Design at University of SA. Bruce has exhibited widely including key exhibitions in Adelaide and nationally as well as internationally in Munich and London. Bruce's work can be found in collections around the world including the Art Gallery of South Australia, Art Gallery of Queensland, Art Gallery of Westwern Australia, National Gallery of Victoria, Duke of Devonshire Collection in London as well as many private collections. Nuske's love of ceramics as an expressive and useful medium is blended with his lifelong passion for observation and undertsnading of botany and zoology. His ceramics are also inspired by the notion of the decorative. His neo-Victorian teapots, a confluence of Oriental and European influences, are elegant reminders of much that is unfashionable in the world of studio ceramics nowadays. Dry Branches, Dead Leaves Teapot fits perfectly within our ceramics collection as it relates directly to or historic Belleek collection. Australia has been a leading light in ceramics fir a number of years and this would be our first Australian ceramics acquisition for the collection. Nuske has been making ceramics for more than 20 years and long ago took up the torch for exploring possibilities for decoration, shape and function. He has a long and successful association with Adelaide's renowned Jam Factory. He is now Head of the Ceramics Department at Adelaide Institure of TAFE.



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