Friday, 29 March 2013

Painterly Delphs

Buying pots on eBay is always a bit of a gamble.  Until they land on the doorstep, you never quite know what you've got.  This 8" (no. 3) Delphis plate, painted by Christine Tate in the late 1960's, was a real nice surprise.  As Delphis goes, it isn't all that colorful: some of the black lines were painted in the hope that they would turn out blue once fired.  But I think I prefer them black. The plate has a lovely, graphic painterly style,  nice texture in places, subtle colouring in parts, and it typifies what I like most about Delphis.

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