The South Australian studio of Gladys Reynell wasn't more than a few miles from where I grew up. Reynell shared various studios with that doyen of Australian Moderns, Margaret Preston. Apart from being a sgraffitist of the highest order, Gladys was a pioneer of all things ceramic,digging her own clay etc.. Influenced by the Omega Workshops she set up a pottery in Cornwall which pre- dated big Bernard by some years. Reynell didn't seem to share the same wabi - sabi aesthetics of the Leachian gang which may be the reason for her slipping from the radar. My mother knew nothing of Reynell's work (nor Preston's ) but the work she produced in our seaside suburban home in the early seventies shared some of the slightly wonky and heart-warming aesthetics and decorative vernacular trimmings as those of Gladys.
Current Listening -Morrissey , the whole lot, but especially You Are The Quarry