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John Gilbert (b.1935): A large hand crafted abstract form with external incises decoration
John Gilbert (b.1935)
A large hand crafted abstract form with external incises decoration
c1970
iron glazed
30 cm high
30 cm wide
John Gilbert was born in Albury, Victoria. He worked as a teacher while completing a Certificate of Art at the Technical College in Marlborough, before moving to Ballarat in 1958. From 1960-61, he studied for a Diploma of Art at the Ballarat School of Mines and later lectured there until ill health forced his retirement in the late 1970s. At his studio at Mt Helen, near Ballarat, he produced works marked with an incised 'Gilbert' in a style quite different from the pervading Anglo-Oriental tradition. He had acquired a concern for form and an interest in sculpture from his teacher Neville Bunning, and from the British potter Hans Coper, whom he visited in 1968. As a businessman, he was also involved in the establishment of two potteries in Ballarat the Edinburgh Pottery (1972-2005) located within the Sovereign Hill precinct, and the Old Ballarat Pottery (1973-1994) located in the Old Ballarat Village opposite Sovereign Hill.
$800.00

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Rocking Chair i
John Ellerton & Clive Barker: A “Naturally Australian” Blackwood Rocking Chair
Hand made in Blackwood, this Rocking Chair with strong Modernist overtones was purchased by a Mr Hutcheson of Edgecliff on the 14th December 1987, from Naturally Australian Furniture, George Street Sydney. “Naturally Australian” flourished between 1976-2008 and was an oasis of the hand made and Australian craftsmanship. This Rocking Chair is an object of great beauty, and practicality. This chair would make a wonderful edition to any room. Perfect for admiring or throwing over ones coat over. If you require shipping, please contact the gallery for an estimate.
$1,500.00