John Castle-Harris (1893-1967) Australia

Biographical Information

John Castle-Harris was born on 13 May 1893 at North Waratah, New South Wales. Harris made punched and embossed leather table-cloths, often incorporating Australian floral motifs, until he was taught pottery in Melbourne by Una Deerbon (1882-1972) in the 1930s.

He is thought to have worked in the early 1930s at the Premier Pottery at Preston, Melbourne, where some Remued Ware is modelled in his style. Later he returned to Lawson in the Blue Mountains, New South Wales, where he established his studio and worked until his death on 7 April 1967. Named John, Castle Harris was known, and signed himself, as Jack as well as hyphenating his second and surnames. Pots are signed Castle Harris without a hyphen. Edit or add to this biography

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Vase, with Green and Blue Glaze Applied with Dragon
Earthenware, 21 cm high
Australian Pictures, Sculpture and Pottery, Christies, Melbourne.
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