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Mick Casson

MICK CASSON was a most gifted potter and a great ambassador for studio pottery, he was instrumental in creating what became one of the leading courses for pottery at Harrow in the mid 70's.
In addition to being a fine potter, Casson worked diligently to nurture the burgeoning studio pottery movement. He was an active supporter of the Crafts Centre of Great Britain (now Contemporary Applied Arts) and in the late 1950s was one of the founding potters of the Craftsmen Potters Association (now Craft Potters Association), a co-operative that acquired a shop and gallery in central London in 1958. Working with its honorary secretary, David Canter, Casson helped put the CPA on a sound, democratic footing, serving on its Council as both member and chair. With the setting up of the Crafts Advisory Committee (now Crafts Council) in the early 1970s, Casson became involved in running committees, giving sound, sensible advice and helping to steer the new body with insight and understanding.
Casson was an able communicator. In the early 1960s, with Victor Margrie, he was one of the initiators of the Harrow Studio Pottery Course (now part of Westminster University). They recruited Colin Pearson, a professional potter who had trained in workshops rather than art school, to help meet the growing needs of students wanting a sound, practical training before setting up their own workshops. The course proved a huge success, graduating students including leading potters such as Janice Tchalenko and Jane Hamlyn.
He conducted and coordinated countless workshops and demonstrations, reaching his largest audience in 1976 with his BBC-TV series The Craft Of The Potter. He served as a member, and as vice chairman (1986-88), of the Crafts Council, and participated in its craftsman's tours.

DEEP BOWL
A good early bowl by Mick Casson which dates from the late 70's. Dry raw body with ridge and incised wavy lines. Impressed personal mark. A desirable piece for anyone looking for Mick Casson pots.

Size: h.20.0cm Ø.17.5cm
Ref: TH/CAS-BOW-01
Price: £425.00
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