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Guy Sydenham – an interesting insight

I came across an interesting article today about Guy Sydenham, one of Poole’s best-known 20th century designers and head of design at Poole Pottery from 1966-1977. Particularly well-known for his Freeform designs, he also was responsible for the increasingly-popular Atlantis range, as well as much other work.

The commercial pressures of working at Poole eventually took their toll on him, and it was to his own studio that he retreated. A recent exhibition at the Dorset County Museum in Dorchester showcased a mixture of his own work and that from his time at Poole, and the Poole Room blog has an excellent write-up of the exhibition, including photos of some of the more unusual pieces that were on display.