Spring Green


Pilkington English Art Deco Pale Celedon Vase Hand-Thrown by Edward Thomas Radford (LEO Design)


Spring treats us to a palette of wonderful soft green shades—from the yellowish to the bluish.  And, as the seasons progresses, the colors deepen, become richer,  stronger and "more serious."

This English Art Deco vase was hand-thrown by the potter Edward Thomas Radford for Pilkington Royal Lancastrian.  A whisper of cool, pale celadon glazing recalls the tenderest of new spring leaves.  Beneath this glaze, one can still see Radford's fingermarks, left permanently behind from the day the vase was turned on a wheel.

Such a soft green glaze looks best when juxtaposed against a complimentary (or contrasting) color.  An aqueous wall or a collection of blue and green ceramics will bring-out the best in this handsome, delicate glazing.  Click on the photo above to learn more about this lovely piece.


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