Carl Cooper (Australian) Small Ceramic Dish, C1950
Carl Cooper (1912-1966) was born in Williamstown, Victoria.
He was a ceramicist associated with the influential Boyd family and in the mid-1940s he worked with Arthur Merric Boyd and John Perceval at the AMB pottery in Murrumbeena just outside Melbourne.
Cooper lost the use of his legs from polio contracted in his twenties. Each day, Arthur Boyd’s brother David would push Cooper’s wheelchair to the pottery.
Cooper’s earthenware pieces were incised or painted in designs often influenced by Aboriginal bark paintings.
Cooper eventually set up his own studio but illness forced him to cease production in 1963.
The piece on offer is a fine example of Cooper's work with earthy tones and inscribed patterns and features a lizard, stingray and turtle. Fully signed to base 'Carl Cooper Australia'.
Diameter 5.25 inches, Height 1.25 inches
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