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Bayer Svend

Svend Bayer

Svend worked at Wenford Bridge with Michael Cardew from 1969-1972. After a period of travelling in the Far East and a year in America, he set up his own pottery in Beaworthy, Devon, in 1974.

He has always been devoted to wood-firing and uses very few glazes, preferring to use the natural chemistry of the kiln to decorate his pots – and in this he is a master!

Svend works on his own and makes a prodigious amount of pots and shames me with the tidiness of his workshop. His work is all wheel thrown and is often monumental in proportions.

(Information by John Bedding)

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