Les Blakebrough was born in 1930 in England. He studied ceramics at East Sydney Technical College. From 1960 until 1972 he was manager of Sturt Pottery, Mittagong, NSW, later becoming director of Sturt Craft Centre. In 1963-4 he studied in Kyoto, Japan with Takeichi Kawai. He was a foundation member of the Crafts Board of the Australia Council. In 1973 he joined the staff of the Ceramic Department, School of Art, Hobart, and established a private workshop at Mt Nelson. He has conducted workshops in all Australian states, New Zealand and the USA on a regular basis since 1975. He is represented in all Australian state galleries, the Australian National GaIIery, Canberra, Ballarat and Shepparton Regional Galleries, the Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery, Launceston and Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, Hobart.
Les Blakebrough (Australian, b. 1932), Porcelain Lidded Pot, of spherical form encircled with blue and gold decorative band, artist's seal impressed near base, retains original gallery decal number, height 12 cm diameter 12 cm. Provenance: Macquarie Ga
Les Blakebrough (1930-), an unusual lidded bottle vase, tapering form, in olive green glaze, with applied abstract fan formed motif, ending in a hand finished finial, impressed seals to side, 40 cm high. Provenance: purchased from the craft centre in 1972,
Les Blakeborough, canister, of cylindrical form with ribbed body, artist's and potter's stamps to underside together with Les Blakeborough plate stamp to underside 'The Pot Company Tasmania'. Height 17 cm. Width 15 cm
Les Blakeborough, spherical vase, tenmoku glaze with torn natural formed shoulder, wave pattern descending to center, stoneware, potter's seal to foot and 'Design Centre Tasmania' paper label. Height 24 cm. Diameter 23 cm
Jeff Mincham (Milang S.A.) raku fired stoneware vessel signed under base 'Mincham 86. Height 51.5 cm. Note: Jeff Mincham Studied at the South Australian School of Art, Including One Year Study with Milton Moon, and One Year with Les Blakebrough. His Works
Les Blakebrough (active from 1957) porcelain bowl with a South Mt Cameron glaze, cobalt blue, red and gold lustre bands on the interior, gold lustre bands and calligraphic decoration on the exterior, and impressed with an 'Lb' seal
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