Dame Lucie Rie
- Dame Lucie Rie
- Yellow Footed Bowl with Bronzed Rim
- impressed with Artist's seal
- stoneware with an all-over yellow glaze and bronzed rim
One of the most respected and well-known figures of the British studio ceramics scene, Emmanuel Cooper was not only a talented maker in his own right, but a well-respected writer, editor, critic, broadcaster and campaigner. Together with Eileen Lewenstein he founded Ceramic Review magazine, which became the leading publication for contemporary and studio ceramics in Britain. Cooper can be credited with helping to broaden exposure and understanding of potters, ceramists and makers that are today celebrated all around the world. Including his many publications were a leading biography of Bernard Leach, published in 2003, and Lucie Rie, which was the last book that Cooper wrote before his death in 2012. A moving and insightful testament to one of the most celebrated makers of the past century, Cooper’s book captured the essence of Rie’s work and life, with an in-depth technical understanding of the work that she produced both in Britain and Austria.