Vintage Ara Cardew (Seth Cardew's grandson) small pottery mug/tankard. Hand thrown at Seth Cardew Pottery - Wenford Bridge - Bodmin - Bodmin Moor/USA connection. Decorated with a green & brown dragonfly on rustic brown/pink glazed stoneware body. Ara Cardew AC seal mark stamped below handle, please see last picture.
Condition: One small glaze flaking speck on side of the handle (please see picture three). Apart from this a very good example of Ara's work. No cracks or major chips.
Dimensions: 3.5 Inches (8.9 cm) high x 2.5 Inches (6.3 cm) Wide x 3.5 Inches (8.9 cm) in depth, from front to back of handle.
Seth Cardew had only four apprentices working in the United States: Hewitt, Todd Piker, Jane Herold, and Miranda Thomas. There is even the beginning of an American dynasty with a grandson, ARA CARDEW who worked with Thomas in Maine. Ara’s sister while not a potter herself is married to one, Mark Skudlarek from Cambridge, Wisconsin. There are two more ex-apprentices in Canada: Sam Uhlick in Edmonton and Tom Roberts in Winnipeg.