Some details from the exhibition.
This next one really cracks me up. I love that the potter that applied this sprig had his/her thumb slip and ‘erase’ the top of the face. Better yet, they left it as it was and passed it on to be fired. It suggests a certain casualness to the process
Sorry this is blurry, all of these were taken through glass. Some of the Bartmanns were refined, some simpler like this one. Most of the master molds were carved by professional carvers.
These handles have something going on…