Scottish Kenneth Annat Bemersyde Pottery vase

Scottish Kenneth Annat Bemersyde Pottery vase from Prime Pottery

By: Prime Pottery  16/06/2010
Keywords: ceramics, Pottery, handmade

 A beautiful vase in a blue and black glaze with floral decoration. Made by the famous Scottish outsider artist Kenneth Annat (1923-1999).Kenneth Annat was artistically gifted, however not much of his early life is documented.  During the Second World War, he joined the RAF, becoming the navigator on bombing missions over Germany. Whether this had lasting effects on his emotional constitution, we do not know, however he may have suffered from what is now recognised as post- traumatic stress. After the war he was, among others, involved as a patient in studies by Glasgow University Psychology Department, into the workings of the troubled mind. For the latter part of his life, Kenneth Annat lived quietly in Bemersyde in the Scottish Borders.  He was a self taught artist and when he was demobilised from the Forces after the Second World War, he became absorbed in drawing and painting.

Keywords: ceramics, collector, handmade, Pottery, studio pottery, vase