Small nut dish

In 1952-4 I was living in my cabin just above the quarry while I built my OB2 house above during the long weekends I had from my lecturing job at the School of Architecture at the University of Technology, now at Kensington.

I enrolled in the ceramics course under Peter Rushforth and Molly Douglas at East Sydney Technical College in Darlinghurst. One night per week.

I was very interested at that time in the sculptural form of practicality and this little serving dish for nuts was an early example. It was a thrown form then sculpted into an interesting form with thins and thicks in the edges.

The larger bowl was also thrown and then flattened at the sides. My sensitivity for simple forms was becoming reasonably evident.


Small plain bowl