Learn about Castle-Harris, John

John Castle-Harris was born in 1893 at North Waratah, New South Wales. Harris made punched and embossed leather table-cloths, often incorporating Australian floral motifs, until he was taught pottery in Melbourne by Una Deerbon (1882-1972) in the 1930s. He is thought to have worked in the early 1930s at the Premier Pottery at Preston, Melbourne, where some Remued Ware is modelled in his style. Later he returned to the town of Lawson in the Blue Mountains, New South Wales, where he established his studio and worked until his death on 7 April 1967. Named John, Castle Harris was known, and signed himself, as Jack as well as hyphenating his second and surnames. Pots are signed Castle Harris without a hyphen.
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John Castle Harris budgie decorated wall pocket, signed to reverse, 18 cm tall

Australian pottery bowl. Castle Harris. (1893-1967). Flared form with encrusted foliage and a band of pierced decoration, within a scalloped blue border. The exterior with drip glaze pink. 18 cm wide.

Australian pottery basket. Castle Harris. (1893-1967). Flared form with a twisted handle and applied floral decoration. 22 cm wide.

Castle Harris pottery basket. Hand built applied grapevine decoration to pinched rim. (chips to leaves) 1931-1967. Incised signature to base. Height 13 cm diameter 20 cm

Castle Harris (1893-1967), basket with twisted handle and applied floral decoration, 13 cm tall

Small Castle Harris (1893-1967), jardiniere with applied floral decoration, 14 cm tall

Australian Pottery basket with applied gum leaves and nuts by Castle Harris

A fish vase by John Castle-Harris, circa 1940, glazed earthenware, inscribed Castle-Harris, 26 cm wide, (10' wide

John Castle-Harris (1893-1967), a leaping marlin, circa 1940, glazed earthenware, inscribed Castle-Harris, Sydney, 21 cm high

John Castle-Harris (1893-1967), a glazed earthenware fish vase, circa 1940 modelled with two large fish applied to the ovoid body, inscribed Castle-Harris, 28 cm high

John Castle-Harris (1893-1967), a fish vase, circa 1940 the green ovoid body applied with a fish, glazed earthenware, inscribed 'Castle-Harris' 12 cm high

Large Castle Harris ball vase, with flannel flowers, inscribed mark to base. 17 cm high.

Castle-Harris pottery bowl. Flannel flower decoration, green glaze interior, yellow glaze exterior, plaited handle. Signed to base. Chips and losses. Diameter 21 cm

Castle-Harris koala group. Mother and cub. Signed to base. Height six cm

Castle-Harris, John Castle-Harris pottery bowl decorated with applied Flannel flowers. Height 7.5 cm. DepthDiameter 10.5 cm

John Castle Harris (1893 -1967), circa 1940, a low sided rectangular earthenware trough with a pinched rim displaying a diagonal lily pad branched handle upon which a frog in high relief rests, incised Castle Harris to base, 30 cm long.

John Castle Harris, wall pocket, c1940 in the form of a parrot, incised 'Castle Harris' to base. Height 20 cm. Width 35 cm

John Castle Harris, flower wall pocket, c1940 in the form of a frog on a Lilypad, incised 'Castle Harris' to base, retains original paper decal 'The Blaxland Shop'. Height 16 cm. Width 22 cm. Provenance: the Estate of Elieen Wray, Castlecrag

Castle Harris Studio Pottery lamp stand,the pierced bulbous top raised on a trunk like pedestal, wrapped with spirall figuer of a wingned (dragon/lizard) in motled blue green glaze, incised signature, Castle Harris to base. Height 44 cm

'Jack' Castle Harris, koala figure inscribed to base: Castle Harris 20 x 16 x 18 cm hand modelled earthenware of a koala and two cubs

A John Castle Harris drip glazed goanna trough, circa 1940, the low sided rectangular trough with pinched rim displaying a diagonal branch handle upon which a large goanna in high relief rests. Incised signature to base Castle Harris Sydney. Length 28.5 cm

A John Castle Harris 'Flannel' flower dish, circa 1930, the oval shaped shallow bowl with a pierced pattern to each long side and decorated with flannel flowers in relief. Incised signature to base Castle Harris. Length 29 cm

A John Castle-Harris wall vase, circa 1930-40, the flat backed deep ogee-shaped form with barbed rim displaying an underwater scene of three fish in high relief all glazed in a mottled pastel palette. Incised signature to reverse Castle-Harris. Height 24 c

John Castle-Harris, New South Wales, circular earthenware basket with applied frog and lily pads green and brown mottled glaze incised 'Castle Harris Sydney', 22 cm diameter.

Castle Harris pottery plate, decorated with leaf and berries. Diameter 27 cm

Castle Harris, three (3) pieces, comprising of a squat blue glazed vase, with applied flannel flowers, a wall pocket vase with leaves and berries, and basket bowl with applied leaves and berries in blue, green, red, yellow and grey glazes, all with incised

Castle Harris crimped flower trough, with fish motif, chip

John Castle-Harris scallop rimmed bowl. Pink and green with applied berries and leaves. Several chips to leaves. Diameter 22.5. Height 8.5 cm