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School of Art
Aberystwyth University
Buarth Mawr
SY23 1NG

Tel: +44 (0)1970 622460

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Display artist/maker:

Marianne de Trey

Born: 1913   Died: 2016

Ceramicist.Biography Of Swiss parentage she trained at the Royal College of Art in textiles and had little formal training in ceramics. In 1947 she and her husband Sam Haile established a pottery at Shinners' Bridge, Dartington, Devon, in a pottery originally designed for Bernard Leach and where he wrote his influential text, A Potter's Book. Sam Haile tragically died in 1948 in a car accident but Marianne de Trey continued to run the pottery until her retirement in 1985. She was one of the first people after the war to set up a well-organised workshop with an effective apprenticeship system. Later she was a founding director of the Dartington Pottery Training Workshop established in 1975. She has been active in the British pottery world throughout her career. Marianne de Trey first worked in slip decorated and tin glazed earthenware and then in stoneware making domestic pottery and tableware. In later years she has concentrated on more personal work using porcelain with lustre and celadon glazes

Objects in the collections associated with this artist/maker

[Bowl] C1603 Ceramics

[Bowl] C1607 Ceramics

[Bowl] C1608 Ceramics

[Bowl] C1610 Ceramics

[Bowl] C1613 Ceramics

[Bowl] C1614 Ceramics

[Die] C1609 Ceramics

[Dish] C1616 Ceramics

[Egg cup] C1602 Ceramics

[Saucer] C1604 Ceramics

[Small pot] C1605 Ceramics

[Trough] C1615 Ceramics

[Vase] C1606 Ceramics

[Vase] C1611 Ceramics

[Vase] C1612 Ceramics

[Vase] C1617 Ceramics