The two previous posts in this series have been of functional ware, made for everyday use. These pieces by
Gordon Hutchens of Denman Island are decorative ware, or art pottery. They are of crystal-glazed
porcelain, meaning they were fired at high temperatures. Not large, the vase on the left is 7" tall.
Hutchens is very well known, both as potter and teacher, and is currently in charge of the
extensive ceramics program at North Island College in Courtenay, BC.
And if one doesn't recognize a
Hutchens vase by looks, they all carry his signature on the bottom.