Author(s): Len Castle
Len Castle's potting career, which started in 1947, spans the emergence, flourishing and subsequent transformation of the craft movement of the twentieth century. His work epitomizes its vitality, its deeply indigenous origins and the sophistication of its craftsmanship and artistry. When he decided to become a professional potter in 1963 he soon forged the first steps to establish an international reputation. He has exhibited world-wide, including Australia, Taiwan, Japan, the Netherlands, Sweden, USA and England (at the Victoria and Albert Museum). He has been described as a 'national treasure'. Len Castle - Making the Molecules Dance is a high quality companion volume to the Montana Award winning publication Len Castle Potter.
Winner of Montana New Zealand Book Awards: Illustrative Category 2009.
Mountain to the sea -- Len Castle - a collector's view / by Simon Manchester -- The formative years : Westmere workshops, 1947-59 -- Salt-glazed pots, 1947-55 -- The Leach pottery : St Ives Cornwall, 1956-57 / Len Castle -- Living and potting in the Waitakere Ranges, 1960-97 -- Lichens : abstract patterns in nature / Len Castle -- A New Zealand national living treasure : a profile / by Nancy Pel -- Shino-type glaze effects, 1967-2007 -- Ceramics from various kilns, 1956-2008 -- Five potters in Japan, Korea and China : a banquet of reminiscences from a 1974 diary / by Graeme Storm -- The potter's marks.