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Vase - Studiocraft


  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Hornsea (made)

  • Date:

    1966 (pattern)
    ca. 1966 (made)
    1966 (shape)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Clappison, William John, born 1937 (designer)
    Rylands, Patrick (designer)
    Hornsea Pottery Co. Ltd. (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Glazed earthenware with silk screen-printed decoration

  • Credit Line:

    Given by John Clappison and the makers

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 140, Factory Ceramics, case 6, shelf 1

Physical description

White earthenware vase, cylindrical, straight-sided with concave upper part and straight-side rim. On the body and rim with silk screen-printed decoration of a repeating pattern of squares and circles in browns and blues on white, the upper part and interior left white.

Place of Origin

Hornsea (made)


1966 (pattern)
ca. 1966 (made)
1966 (shape)


Clappison, William John, born 1937 (designer)
Rylands, Patrick (designer)
Hornsea Pottery Co. Ltd. (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Glazed earthenware with silk screen-printed decoration

Marks and inscriptions



Height: 23 cm, Diameter: 9.4 cm

Object history note

This vase is part of the gifts, consisting 44 objects, arranged privately by John Clappison, chief staff designer at Hornsea. The selection was made by John Mallet and Jennifer Opie, most of the ceramics then being housed in John Clappison’s garage and cellar, the remainder under his care at the Pottery. In 1986 the Pottery was in some difficulties and Mr. Clappison was then alone in seeing the need to save these examples of the factory’s production. The titles given are those used in-house by the factory.

Descriptive line

'Studiocraft' vase, glazed earthenware with direct screen-print decoration,by Patrick Rylands, 1966. Shape designed by William John Clappison, 1965, made by Hornsea Pottery Co. Ltd., England, ca. 1966.


Earthenware; Glaze


Cast; Glazed; Screen printed

Subjects depicted

Geometric pattern


Ceramics; Earthenware


Ceramics Collection

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