Earthenware 'Remued' baluster-shaped vase, green / beige / brown / blue

Registration Number
949-1-1
Maker
Type of Object
Tags
Medium
earthernware; glaze
Collection
Height
24.00cm
Width
13.00cm
Diameter
11.50cm
Where Made
Preston, Victoria, Australia
When Made
1934-1940
Public Description: 

This tall baluster-shaped earthenware vase was produced in the ‘Remued’ ware range introduced by Premier Pottery, between 1934 and 1941/42 and is known to be part of the Early Series. It is characterised by its drip-glaze style, and in this case, colours of green, brown and blue have been used. It is decorated with series of circular ridged marks.

The ‘Remued’ ware in the City of Darebin art collection is significant as it represents fine examples from the nationally recognised twentieth century art pottery, Premier Pottery, that was based in the Victorian suburb of Preston from 1929-1956. Of great influence to the development of this range was the potter Margaret Kerr (1898-1958), who began introducing Australian imagery into pottery design.

'Remued' was one of Premier's most successful and defining ventures, a feat made particularly remarkable in that it survived the financial strains of the Great Depression. The work of Premier is significant in that although the firm was producing large quantities of commercial ware, they maintained a studio approach to their work, preferring handmade items as opposed to the use of plaster moulds.