Learn about Rushforth, Peter

Peter Rushforth was born in 1920, at Manly, NSW. Following World War II he studied ceramics at Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology. In 1951 he was appointed to the staff of the National Art School, Sydney, and became Senior Lecturer in Ceramics there. He assisted in establishing a number of ceramics courses in institutions throughout NSW. In 1963 he worked in Japan. In 1965 he was awarded a Churchill Scholarship. His first studio was in Sydney but in 1980 he moved to Shipley in the Blue Mountains. During the period 1952-76 he held eight solo exhibitions at David Jones Gallery and Macquarie Galleries, Sydney; in 1972 and '77 he exhibited at The Craft Centre, South Yarra, Victoria; and in 1978 at Victor Mace Gallery, Brisbane. In 1985 a retrospective exhibition of his work was held at the National Gallery of Victoria. He is represented in the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Art Gallery of South Australia, Australian National Gallery, Canberra, National Gallery of Western Australia, Queensland Art Gallery and Newcastle City Art Gallery.
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Peter Rushforth (Australian, 1920-2015), Stoneware Bowl, blue and brown glaze, artist's seal impressed near base, height 10 cm diameter 14 cm. Provenance: Purchased from the artist, Private Collection, Sydney

Peter Rushforth (Australian, 1920-2015), Blossom Vase, 1990, wheel thrown stoneware of squat form with slightly faceted sides, heavy blue and green drip glaze, artist's seal impressed near base, retains original exhibition decal label, height 21 cm. Pr

Peter Rushforth (Australian, 1920-2015), Large Blossom Vase, wheel thrown stoneware of bulbous form with blue and brown flowing glaze, artist's seal impressed near base, height 28 cm. Provenance: Melbourne Fair, Private Collection, Sydney

Peter Rushforth (Australian b. 1920) lidded jar unglazed with engraved geometric motifs, impressed artist's mark to base. Height 26 cm

Peter Rushforth (Australian, b. 1920). Stoneware vase green and gold drip glazes, impressed artist's seal to base

Peter Rushforth (Australian, b. 1920). Large stoneware charger with blue and brown glaze, impressed artist's seal to base

Peter Rushforth (Australian, b. 1920). Large stoneware platter with blue and brown glaze, impressed artist's seal to base

Peter Rushforth (Australian, b. 1920). Blossom jar of ovoid shape, with white drip glaze, impressed artist's seal to base

Peter Rushforth (b. 1920), tall blossom vase glazed stoneware, artist's seal impressed near base. Height 16 cm

Peter Rushforth (Australia) art pottery vase, in brown and orange tones, 23.5 cm high

Peter Rushforth, (b. 1920), two vases of bulbous form with molten blue and brown glaze, both with impressed artist's seal to base, together with a larger unmarked vase (3). Height 20 cm, 10 cm. Provenance: Estate of Prof. Alan Walker

Peter Rushforth, (b. 1920), two bowls celadon glaze, both with impressed artist's seal to base (2). Height 12 cm. Diameter 20 cm. Height 10.5 cm. Diameter 13 cm. Provenance: Estate of Prof. Alan Walker

Peter Rushforth, (b. 1920), two vases molten blue glaze, one with faint artist's seal to base (2). Height 16.5 cm, 16 cm. Provenance: Estate of Prof. Alan Walker

Peter Rushforth, (b. 1920), two bowls both with grey glaze, one decorated with two birds in flight, the other with brush decoration, both with artist's seal to side of base, together with an unmarked tea bowl (3). Height 9.5 cm. Diameter 16.5 cm. Height 9

Peter Rushforth. Stoneware bowl. Speckled ash with brushed iron leaves. Impressed potter's seal to foot. Diameter 17 cm

Peter Rushforth. Stoneware charger. Light oribe glaze with brushed hakeme whorl from centre; impressed potter's seal. An example of Rushforth's early work. Diameter 33.5 cm

Peter Rushforth, stoneware dish, with slight ribbing detail to glazed interior, the exterior unglazed, stamp to base (A/F). Height 8 cm. Diameter 35.5 cm

Two ceramic bowls and a jug, comprising a Michiko love tea bowl with green crackle glaze with engraved marking to underside, a Vic Greenaway footed bowl with glazed floral decoration and stamp to underside, together with a Peter Rushforth jug with stamp to

Peter Rushforth Oviform stoneware vase, modelled green and brown crystalline glaze impressed with artist's monogram to side. Height 25 cm

Peter Rushforth, vase, stoneware, black gunmetal glaze, painted artist's monogram to base. Height 15 cm

Peter Rushforth, large lidded pot, stoneware with iron decoration. Height 24 cm

Peter Rushforth (attrib), blue vase, impressed artist's seal to base. Diameter 15 cm. Height 27 cm

Peter Rushforth, low bowl, celadon glaze, inpressed artist seal to base

Australian Studio Pottery celadon glazed footed bowl. Impressed mark 'Peter Rushforth.' diameter 20 cm

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