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School of Art
Aberystwyth University
Buarth Mawr
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Display artist/maker:

William Staite Murray

Born: 1881, UK, England, London, Deptford   Died: 1962, Umtali, Rhodesia

Ceramicist. Initially studied painting under his cousins William Fisher and Hettie Staite, 1893-95, and also on the Continent where he worked as a seed merchant in Belgium, Germany and France, c.1895-1900. He travelled to America and Canada, 1900-03, settled in London in 1905, and later studied pottery at Camberwell School of Arts and Crafts, 1909-12. After serving in the First World War he established his own potteries at Rotherhithe, 1919-24, Wickham Road, London, 1924-29, and Bray, Berkshire, 1929-39. He taught as Head of Ceramics at the Royal College of Art from 1926 and in 1927 he was elected a member of the 7 & 5 Society. In 1939 he visited Rhodesia but due to the outbreak of war was unable to return and consequently settled near Umtali and ceased to pot. He produced simple stoneware, often incorporating brush decoration, inspired by Zen Buddhism and Chineses wares

Objects in the collections associated with this artist/maker

[Ashtray] C276 Ceramics

[Ashtray] C277 Ceramics

[Bottle] C293 Ceramics

[Bowl] C279 Ceramics

[Bowl] C283 Ceramics

[Bowl] C292 Ceramics

[Cup] C275 Ceramics

[Jar] C285 Ceramics

[Jar] C290 Ceramics

[Narrow-necked vase] C281 Ceramics

[Narrow-necked vase] C282 Ceramics

[Small Vase] C1226 Ceramics

[Small vase] C280 Ceramics

[Tile] C1444 Ceramics

[Tile] C1445 Ceramics

[Tile] C1446 Ceramics

[Tile] C1447 Ceramics

[Tile] C1448 Ceramics

[Tile] C1449 Ceramics

[Tile] C1450 Ceramics

[Tile] C1451 Ceramics

[Vase] C278 Ceramics

[Vase] C286 Ceramics

[Vase] C287 Ceramics

[Vase] C288 Ceramics

[Vase] C289 Ceramics

[Vase] C291 Ceramics

[Vase] C295 Ceramics

[Vase] C296 Ceramics