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Painter, Sculptor, b. 1934 - d. 2000

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        • Ewen Henderson, Tea bowl, around 1990
          May. 04, 2024

          Ewen Henderson, Tea bowl, around 1990

          Est: €600 - €900

          Ewen Henderson. Tea bowl, around 1990. Earthenware, free-form, matt glazed in earth tones. 9.8 x 14 x 13 cm.

          Kunst und Design Auktionshaus Schops Turowski
        • Ewen Henderson, Tea bowl, around 1990
          May. 04, 2024

          Ewen Henderson, Tea bowl, around 1990

          Est: €600 - €900

          Ewen Henderson. Tea bowl, around 1990. Earthenware, free-form, matt glazed in earth tones. 7.8 x 14.5 x 12.5 cm.

          Kunst und Design Auktionshaus Schops Turowski
        • Ewen Henderson. Vase Necked-Jar
          May. 04, 2024

          Ewen Henderson. Vase Necked-Jar

          Est: €1,000 - €1,500

          Ewen Henderson. Vase 'Necked Jar', around 1990. Earthenware, free-form, matt glazed in earth and pink tones. H. 33 cm.

          Kunst und Design Auktionshaus Schops Turowski
        • § EWEN HENDERSON (BRITISH 1934-2000)
          Apr. 26, 2024

          § EWEN HENDERSON (BRITISH 1934-2000)

          Est: £1,000 - £1,500

          EWEN HENDERSON (BRITISH 1934-2000) HEAD FORM mixed laminated glazes, thick volcanic glazes in white, yellow and bronze colours 11cm high, 29cm wide (4 3/8in high, 11 3/8in wide) Oxford Ceramics, May 2020;The Steve Allison Collection. FLUXED EARTH For the celebrated British sculptor Ewen Henderson, ‘fluxed earth’, as he called clay, was capable of transforming and growing into abstract new forms. Remembered today for his expressive and emotive use of his materials, Henderson’s legacy as one of the most influential and innovative ceramicists of the late-twentieth century in Britain is a testament to his creativity and passion. Born in Staffordshire in 1934, Ewen Henderson’s first foray into the arts was as a part-time student when he enrolled in evening classes during his National Service. From 1964, he became a full-time student at Goldsmiths College and then studied ceramics at Camberwell School of Art, where he was taught by Lucie Rie, Hans Coper, and Ian Godfrey. The technical mastery that Henderson developed and inherited from his teachers is immediately apparent when handling one of his ceramics. However, unlike Lucie Rie’s celebrated smooth and symmetrical forms, Henderson found success in his naturalistic and splintered pieces. Henderson soon abandoned his traditional potter’s wheel and opted to work by hand, feeling a greater dynamism that romantically connected him with the naturalistic asymmetry that was inherent to his materials.  During Henderson’s long career, he established himself as a prominent figure in modern British ceramics. With influences that ranged from ancient Mediterranean, Far Eastern, and Pre-Colombian cultures to early modernist sculpture, he developed his signature technique of applying different types of clay to compose a coherent and contemporary approach to his craft. After his formal training, Henderson continued to work at the Camberwell School of Art from 1970 until his death in 2000. Over these three decades, his work evolved and developed as he continually explored and experimented with the limits of clay as a means of three-dimensional drawing.  We are delighted to be able to offer a curated selection of works by Ewen Henderson that tell the story of the artist’s career, from works such as his two early vessels (lots 321 and 324), whose elegant simplicity of form and shows his interest in ancient and Far Eastern civilisations. This continuation of his stylistic journey can be seen when considered alongside pieces such as his Standing Vessel (lot 325) from the 1980s, through to his Amphora Form (lot 326) from circa 1992 – demonstrative of Henderson’s fascination with the power of clay and how its materiality could be manipulated in evocative manners to create fascinating works of art that interrogate form and functionality. 

          Lyon & Turnbull
        • § EWEN HENDERSON (BRITISH 1934-2000)
          Apr. 26, 2024

          § EWEN HENDERSON (BRITISH 1934-2000)

          Est: £600 - £800

          EWEN HENDERSON (BRITISH 1934-2000) TEA BOWL mixed laminated clays, heavily-textured crawling surface in pale pink, blue and black 13cm high, 11cm wide (5 1/8in high, 4 3/8in wide) Oxford Ceramics, Oxford, March 2018;The Steve Allison Collection. FLUXED EARTH For the celebrated British sculptor Ewen Henderson, ‘fluxed earth’, as he called clay, was capable of transforming and growing into abstract new forms. Remembered today for his expressive and emotive use of his materials, Henderson’s legacy as one of the most influential and innovative ceramicists of the late-twentieth century in Britain is a testament to his creativity and passion. Born in Staffordshire in 1934, Ewen Henderson’s first foray into the arts was as a part-time student when he enrolled in evening classes during his National Service. From 1964, he became a full-time student at Goldsmiths College and then studied ceramics at Camberwell School of Art, where he was taught by Lucie Rie, Hans Coper, and Ian Godfrey. The technical mastery that Henderson developed and inherited from his teachers is immediately apparent when handling one of his ceramics. However, unlike Lucie Rie’s celebrated smooth and symmetrical forms, Henderson found success in his naturalistic and splintered pieces. Henderson soon abandoned his traditional potter’s wheel and opted to work by hand, feeling a greater dynamism that romantically connected him with the naturalistic asymmetry that was inherent to his materials.  During Henderson’s long career, he established himself as a prominent figure in modern British ceramics. With influences that ranged from ancient Mediterranean, Far Eastern, and Pre-Colombian cultures to early modernist sculpture, he developed his signature technique of applying different types of clay to compose a coherent and contemporary approach to his craft. After his formal training, Henderson continued to work at the Camberwell School of Art from 1970 until his death in 2000. Over these three decades, his work evolved and developed as he continually explored and experimented with the limits of clay as a means of three-dimensional drawing.  We are delighted to be able to offer a curated selection of works by Ewen Henderson that tell the story of the artist’s career, from works such as his two early vessels (lots 321 and 324), whose elegant simplicity of form and shows his interest in ancient and Far Eastern civilisations. This continuation of his stylistic journey can be seen when considered alongside pieces such as his Standing Vessel (lot 325) from the 1980s, through to his Amphora Form (lot 326) from circa 1992 – demonstrative of Henderson’s fascination with the power of clay and how its materiality could be manipulated in evocative manners to create fascinating works of art that interrogate form and functionality. 

          Lyon & Turnbull
        • § EWEN HENDERSON (BRITISH 1934-2000)
          Apr. 26, 2024

          § EWEN HENDERSON (BRITISH 1934-2000)

          Est: £600 - £800

          EWEN HENDERSON (BRITISH 1934-2000) TEA BOWL, C. 1990 mixed laminated clays, textured volcanic glazes in brown ochre, green, pink and blue colours 11.5cm high, 11cm wide (4 ½in high, 4 3/8in wide) St Ives Ceramics, April 2017;The Steve Allison Collection. FLUXED EARTH For the celebrated British sculptor Ewen Henderson, ‘fluxed earth’, as he called clay, was capable of transforming and growing into abstract new forms. Remembered today for his expressive and emotive use of his materials, Henderson’s legacy as one of the most influential and innovative ceramicists of the late-twentieth century in Britain is a testament to his creativity and passion. Born in Staffordshire in 1934, Ewen Henderson’s first foray into the arts was as a part-time student when he enrolled in evening classes during his National Service. From 1964, he became a full-time student at Goldsmiths College and then studied ceramics at Camberwell School of Art, where he was taught by Lucie Rie, Hans Coper, and Ian Godfrey. The technical mastery that Henderson developed and inherited from his teachers is immediately apparent when handling one of his ceramics. However, unlike Lucie Rie’s celebrated smooth and symmetrical forms, Henderson found success in his naturalistic and splintered pieces. Henderson soon abandoned his traditional potter’s wheel and opted to work by hand, feeling a greater dynamism that romantically connected him with the naturalistic asymmetry that was inherent to his materials.  During Henderson’s long career, he established himself as a prominent figure in modern British ceramics. With influences that ranged from ancient Mediterranean, Far Eastern, and Pre-Colombian cultures to early modernist sculpture, he developed his signature technique of applying different types of clay to compose a coherent and contemporary approach to his craft. After his formal training, Henderson continued to work at the Camberwell School of Art from 1970 until his death in 2000. Over these three decades, his work evolved and developed as he continually explored and experimented with the limits of clay as a means of three-dimensional drawing.  We are delighted to be able to offer a curated selection of works by Ewen Henderson that tell the story of the artist’s career, from works such as his two early vessels (lots 321 and 324), whose elegant simplicity of form and shows his interest in ancient and Far Eastern civilisations. This continuation of his stylistic journey can be seen when considered alongside pieces such as his Standing Vessel (lot 325) from the 1980s, through to his Amphora Form (lot 326) from circa 1992 – demonstrative of Henderson’s fascination with the power of clay and how its materiality could be manipulated in evocative manners to create fascinating works of art that interrogate form and functionality. 

          Lyon & Turnbull
        • § EWEN HENDERSON (BRITISH 1934-2000)
          Apr. 26, 2024

          § EWEN HENDERSON (BRITISH 1934-2000)

          Est: £500 - £700

          EWEN HENDERSON (BRITISH 1934-2000) TEA BOWL, C. 1990 mixed laminated clays, textured surface with cream, dark brown and pink colours 8cm high, 9.5cm wide (3 1/8in high, 3 ¾in wide) St Ives Ceramics, April 2017;The Steve Allison Collection. FLUXED EARTH For the celebrated British sculptor Ewen Henderson, ‘fluxed earth’, as he called clay, was capable of transforming and growing into abstract new forms. Remembered today for his expressive and emotive use of his materials, Henderson’s legacy as one of the most influential and innovative ceramicists of the late-twentieth century in Britain is a testament to his creativity and passion. Born in Staffordshire in 1934, Ewen Henderson’s first foray into the arts was as a part-time student when he enrolled in evening classes during his National Service. From 1964, he became a full-time student at Goldsmiths College and then studied ceramics at Camberwell School of Art, where he was taught by Lucie Rie, Hans Coper, and Ian Godfrey. The technical mastery that Henderson developed and inherited from his teachers is immediately apparent when handling one of his ceramics. However, unlike Lucie Rie’s celebrated smooth and symmetrical forms, Henderson found success in his naturalistic and splintered pieces. Henderson soon abandoned his traditional potter’s wheel and opted to work by hand, feeling a greater dynamism that romantically connected him with the naturalistic asymmetry that was inherent to his materials.  During Henderson’s long career, he established himself as a prominent figure in modern British ceramics. With influences that ranged from ancient Mediterranean, Far Eastern, and Pre-Colombian cultures to early modernist sculpture, he developed his signature technique of applying different types of clay to compose a coherent and contemporary approach to his craft. After his formal training, Henderson continued to work at the Camberwell School of Art from 1970 until his death in 2000. Over these three decades, his work evolved and developed as he continually explored and experimented with the limits of clay as a means of three-dimensional drawing.  We are delighted to be able to offer a curated selection of works by Ewen Henderson that tell the story of the artist’s career, from works such as his two early vessels (lots 321 and 324), whose elegant simplicity of form and shows his interest in ancient and Far Eastern civilisations. This continuation of his stylistic journey can be seen when considered alongside pieces such as his Standing Vessel (lot 325) from the 1980s, through to his Amphora Form (lot 326) from circa 1992 – demonstrative of Henderson’s fascination with the power of clay and how its materiality could be manipulated in evocative manners to create fascinating works of art that interrogate form and functionality. 

          Lyon & Turnbull
        • § EWEN HENDERSON (BRITISH 1934-2000)
          Apr. 26, 2024

          § EWEN HENDERSON (BRITISH 1934-2000)

          Est: £250 - £350

          EWEN HENDERSON (BRITISH 1934-2000) FOOTED VASE, 1970S stoneware, with running glazes 10cm high, 5cm wide (4in high, 2in wide) The Steve Allison Collection. FLUXED EARTH For the celebrated British sculptor Ewen Henderson, ‘fluxed earth’, as he called clay, was capable of transforming and growing into abstract new forms. Remembered today for his expressive and emotive use of his materials, Henderson’s legacy as one of the most influential and innovative ceramicists of the late-twentieth century in Britain is a testament to his creativity and passion. Born in Staffordshire in 1934, Ewen Henderson’s first foray into the arts was as a part-time student when he enrolled in evening classes during his National Service. From 1964, he became a full-time student at Goldsmiths College and then studied ceramics at Camberwell School of Art, where he was taught by Lucie Rie, Hans Coper, and Ian Godfrey. The technical mastery that Henderson developed and inherited from his teachers is immediately apparent when handling one of his ceramics. However, unlike Lucie Rie’s celebrated smooth and symmetrical forms, Henderson found success in his naturalistic and splintered pieces. Henderson soon abandoned his traditional potter’s wheel and opted to work by hand, feeling a greater dynamism that romantically connected him with the naturalistic asymmetry that was inherent to his materials.  During Henderson’s long career, he established himself as a prominent figure in modern British ceramics. With influences that ranged from ancient Mediterranean, Far Eastern, and Pre-Colombian cultures to early modernist sculpture, he developed his signature technique of applying different types of clay to compose a coherent and contemporary approach to his craft. After his formal training, Henderson continued to work at the Camberwell School of Art from 1970 until his death in 2000. Over these three decades, his work evolved and developed as he continually explored and experimented with the limits of clay as a means of three-dimensional drawing.  We are delighted to be able to offer a curated selection of works by Ewen Henderson that tell the story of the artist’s career, from works such as his two early vessels (lots 321 and 324), whose elegant simplicity of form and shows his interest in ancient and Far Eastern civilisations. This continuation of his stylistic journey can be seen when considered alongside pieces such as his Standing Vessel (lot 325) from the 1980s, through to his Amphora Form (lot 326) from circa 1992 – demonstrative of Henderson’s fascination with the power of clay and how its materiality could be manipulated in evocative manners to create fascinating works of art that interrogate form and functionality. 

          Lyon & Turnbull
        • § EWEN HENDERSON (BRITISH 1934-2000)
          Apr. 26, 2024

          § EWEN HENDERSON (BRITISH 1934-2000)

          Est: £1,000 - £1,500

          EWEN HENDERSON (BRITISH 1934-2000) AMPHORA FORM, C. 1992 mixed laminated clays, thick volcanic surfaces in mottled green, brown and cream colours  13cm high, 29cm wide (5 1/8in high, 11 3/8in wide) MAAK Contemporary Ceramics, London, 25, June 2020, lot 60;The Steve Allison Collection. FLUXED EARTH For the celebrated British sculptor Ewen Henderson, ‘fluxed earth’, as he called clay, was capable of transforming and growing into abstract new forms. Remembered today for his expressive and emotive use of his materials, Henderson’s legacy as one of the most influential and innovative ceramicists of the late-twentieth century in Britain is a testament to his creativity and passion. Born in Staffordshire in 1934, Ewen Henderson’s first foray into the arts was as a part-time student when he enrolled in evening classes during his National Service. From 1964, he became a full-time student at Goldsmiths College and then studied ceramics at Camberwell School of Art, where he was taught by Lucie Rie, Hans Coper, and Ian Godfrey. The technical mastery that Henderson developed and inherited from his teachers is immediately apparent when handling one of his ceramics. However, unlike Lucie Rie’s celebrated smooth and symmetrical forms, Henderson found success in his naturalistic and splintered pieces. Henderson soon abandoned his traditional potter’s wheel and opted to work by hand, feeling a greater dynamism that romantically connected him with the naturalistic asymmetry that was inherent to his materials.  During Henderson’s long career, he established himself as a prominent figure in modern British ceramics. With influences that ranged from ancient Mediterranean, Far Eastern, and Pre-Colombian cultures to early modernist sculpture, he developed his signature technique of applying different types of clay to compose a coherent and contemporary approach to his craft. After his formal training, Henderson continued to work at the Camberwell School of Art from 1970 until his death in 2000. Over these three decades, his work evolved and developed as he continually explored and experimented with the limits of clay as a means of three-dimensional drawing.  We are delighted to be able to offer a curated selection of works by Ewen Henderson that tell the story of the artist’s career, from works such as his two early vessels (lots 321 and 324), whose elegant simplicity of form and shows his interest in ancient and Far Eastern civilisations. This continuation of his stylistic journey can be seen when considered alongside pieces such as his Standing Vessel (lot 325) from the 1980s, through to his Amphora Form (lot 326) from circa 1992 – demonstrative of Henderson’s fascination with the power of clay and how its materiality could be manipulated in evocative manners to create fascinating works of art that interrogate form and functionality. 

          Lyon & Turnbull
        • § EWEN HENDERSON (BRITISH 1934-2000)
          Apr. 26, 2024

          § EWEN HENDERSON (BRITISH 1934-2000)

          Est: £1,000 - £1,500

          EWEN HENDERSON (BRITISH 1934-2000) STANDING VESSEL, 1980S mixed laminated clays, textured volcanic surface with pink, cream, dark brown and blue colours 23cm high, 15.5cm wide (9in high, 6 1/8in wide) Exhibition Hall of Ceramics and Gallery of Applied Arts, Krefeld, Germany, 2018;The Steve Allison Collection.  FLUXED EARTH For the celebrated British sculptor Ewen Henderson, ‘fluxed earth’, as he called clay, was capable of transforming and growing into abstract new forms. Remembered today for his expressive and emotive use of his materials, Henderson’s legacy as one of the most influential and innovative ceramicists of the late-twentieth century in Britain is a testament to his creativity and passion. Born in Staffordshire in 1934, Ewen Henderson’s first foray into the arts was as a part-time student when he enrolled in evening classes during his National Service. From 1964, he became a full-time student at Goldsmiths College and then studied ceramics at Camberwell School of Art, where he was taught by Lucie Rie, Hans Coper, and Ian Godfrey. The technical mastery that Henderson developed and inherited from his teachers is immediately apparent when handling one of his ceramics. However, unlike Lucie Rie’s celebrated smooth and symmetrical forms, Henderson found success in his naturalistic and splintered pieces. Henderson soon abandoned his traditional potter’s wheel and opted to work by hand, feeling a greater dynamism that romantically connected him with the naturalistic asymmetry that was inherent to his materials.  During Henderson’s long career, he established himself as a prominent figure in modern British ceramics. With influences that ranged from ancient Mediterranean, Far Eastern, and Pre-Colombian cultures to early modernist sculpture, he developed his signature technique of applying different types of clay to compose a coherent and contemporary approach to his craft. After his formal training, Henderson continued to work at the Camberwell School of Art from 1970 until his death in 2000. Over these three decades, his work evolved and developed as he continually explored and experimented with the limits of clay as a means of three-dimensional drawing.  We are delighted to be able to offer a curated selection of works by Ewen Henderson that tell the story of the artist’s career, from works such as his two early vessels (lots 321 and 324), whose elegant simplicity of form and shows his interest in ancient and Far Eastern civilisations. This continuation of his stylistic journey can be seen when considered alongside pieces such as his Standing Vessel (lot 325) from the 1980s, through to his Amphora Form (lot 326) from circa 1992 – demonstrative of Henderson’s fascination with the power of clay and how its materiality could be manipulated in evocative manners to create fascinating works of art that interrogate form and functionality. 

          Lyon & Turnbull
        • § EWEN HENDERSON (BRITISH 1934-2000)
          Apr. 26, 2024

          § EWEN HENDERSON (BRITISH 1934-2000)

          Est: £500 - £800

          EWEN HENDERSON (BRITISH 1934-2000) EARLY VESSEL mixed laminated clays 18.5cm high, 29cm wide (7 ¼in high, 11 3/8in wide) Private Collection, U.K. FLUXED EARTH For the celebrated British sculptor Ewen Henderson, ‘fluxed earth’, as he called clay, was capable of transforming and growing into abstract new forms. Remembered today for his expressive and emotive use of his materials, Henderson’s legacy as one of the most influential and innovative ceramicists of the late-twentieth century in Britain is a testament to his creativity and passion. Born in Staffordshire in 1934, Ewen Henderson’s first foray into the arts was as a part-time student when he enrolled in evening classes during his National Service. From 1964, he became a full-time student at Goldsmiths College and then studied ceramics at Camberwell School of Art, where he was taught by Lucie Rie, Hans Coper, and Ian Godfrey. The technical mastery that Henderson developed and inherited from his teachers is immediately apparent when handling one of his ceramics. However, unlike Lucie Rie’s celebrated smooth and symmetrical forms, Henderson found success in his naturalistic and splintered pieces. Henderson soon abandoned his traditional potter’s wheel and opted to work by hand, feeling a greater dynamism that romantically connected him with the naturalistic asymmetry that was inherent to his materials.  During Henderson’s long career, he established himself as a prominent figure in modern British ceramics. With influences that ranged from ancient Mediterranean, Far Eastern, and Pre-Colombian cultures to early modernist sculpture, he developed his signature technique of applying different types of clay to compose a coherent and contemporary approach to his craft. After his formal training, Henderson continued to work at the Camberwell School of Art from 1970 until his death in 2000. Over these three decades, his work evolved and developed as he continually explored and experimented with the limits of clay as a means of three-dimensional drawing.  We are delighted to be able to offer a curated selection of works by Ewen Henderson that tell the story of the artist’s career, from works such as his two early vessels (lots 321 and 324), whose elegant simplicity of form and shows his interest in ancient and Far Eastern civilisations. This continuation of his stylistic journey can be seen when considered alongside pieces such as his Standing Vessel (lot 325) from the 1980s, through to his Amphora Form (lot 326) from circa 1992 – demonstrative of Henderson’s fascination with the power of clay and how its materiality could be manipulated in evocative manners to create fascinating works of art that interrogate form and functionality. 

          Lyon & Turnbull
        • § EWEN HENDERSON (BRITISH 1934-2000)
          Apr. 26, 2024

          § EWEN HENDERSON (BRITISH 1934-2000)

          Est: £300 - £500

          EWEN HENDERSON (BRITISH 1934-2000) OPEN BOWL mixed laminated stoneware, with light blue colour glaze 6cm high, 19cm wide (2 3/8in high, 7 ½in wide) FLUXED EARTH For the celebrated British sculptor Ewen Henderson, ‘fluxed earth’, as he called clay, was capable of transforming and growing into abstract new forms. Remembered today for his expressive and emotive use of his materials, Henderson’s legacy as one of the most influential and innovative ceramicists of the late-twentieth century in Britain is a testament to his creativity and passion. Born in Staffordshire in 1934, Ewen Henderson’s first foray into the arts was as a part-time student when he enrolled in evening classes during his National Service. From 1964, he became a full-time student at Goldsmiths College and then studied ceramics at Camberwell School of Art, where he was taught by Lucie Rie, Hans Coper, and Ian Godfrey. The technical mastery that Henderson developed and inherited from his teachers is immediately apparent when handling one of his ceramics. However, unlike Lucie Rie’s celebrated smooth and symmetrical forms, Henderson found success in his naturalistic and splintered pieces. Henderson soon abandoned his traditional potter’s wheel and opted to work by hand, feeling a greater dynamism that romantically connected him with the naturalistic asymmetry that was inherent to his materials.  During Henderson’s long career, he established himself as a prominent figure in modern British ceramics. With influences that ranged from ancient Mediterranean, Far Eastern, and Pre-Colombian cultures to early modernist sculpture, he developed his signature technique of applying different types of clay to compose a coherent and contemporary approach to his craft. After his formal training, Henderson continued to work at the Camberwell School of Art from 1970 until his death in 2000. Over these three decades, his work evolved and developed as he continually explored and experimented with the limits of clay as a means of three-dimensional drawing.  We are delighted to be able to offer a curated selection of works by Ewen Henderson that tell the story of the artist’s career, from works such as his two early vessels (lots 321 and 324), whose elegant simplicity of form and shows his interest in ancient and Far Eastern civilisations. This continuation of his stylistic journey can be seen when considered alongside pieces such as his Standing Vessel (lot 325) from the 1980s, through to his Amphora Form (lot 326) from circa 1992 – demonstrative of Henderson’s fascination with the power of clay and how its materiality could be manipulated in evocative manners to create fascinating works of art that interrogate form and functionality. 

          Lyon & Turnbull
        • § EWEN HENDERSON (BRITISH 1934-2000)
          Apr. 26, 2024

          § EWEN HENDERSON (BRITISH 1934-2000)

          Est: £600 - £800

          EWEN HENDERSON (BRITISH 1934-2000) TEA BOWL, 1990S mixed laminated clays, textured surface with white, pink and grey colours 7.3cm high, 11cm wide (2 7/8in high, 4 3/8in wide) FLUXED EARTH For the celebrated British sculptor Ewen Henderson, ‘fluxed earth’, as he called clay, was capable of transforming and growing into abstract new forms. Remembered today for his expressive and emotive use of his materials, Henderson’s legacy as one of the most influential and innovative ceramicists of the late-twentieth century in Britain is a testament to his creativity and passion. Born in Staffordshire in 1934, Ewen Henderson’s first foray into the arts was as a part-time student when he enrolled in evening classes during his National Service. From 1964, he became a full-time student at Goldsmiths College and then studied ceramics at Camberwell School of Art, where he was taught by Lucie Rie, Hans Coper, and Ian Godfrey. The technical mastery that Henderson developed and inherited from his teachers is immediately apparent when handling one of his ceramics. However, unlike Lucie Rie’s celebrated smooth and symmetrical forms, Henderson found success in his naturalistic and splintered pieces. Henderson soon abandoned his traditional potter’s wheel and opted to work by hand, feeling a greater dynamism that romantically connected him with the naturalistic asymmetry that was inherent to his materials.  During Henderson’s long career, he established himself as a prominent figure in modern British ceramics. With influences that ranged from ancient Mediterranean, Far Eastern, and Pre-Colombian cultures to early modernist sculpture, he developed his signature technique of applying different types of clay to compose a coherent and contemporary approach to his craft. After his formal training, Henderson continued to work at the Camberwell School of Art from 1970 until his death in 2000. Over these three decades, his work evolved and developed as he continually explored and experimented with the limits of clay as a means of three-dimensional drawing.  We are delighted to be able to offer a curated selection of works by Ewen Henderson that tell the story of the artist’s career, from works such as his two early vessels (lots 321 and 324), whose elegant simplicity of form and shows his interest in ancient and Far Eastern civilisations. This continuation of his stylistic journey can be seen when considered alongside pieces such as his Standing Vessel (lot 325) from the 1980s, through to his Amphora Form (lot 326) from circa 1992 – demonstrative of Henderson’s fascination with the power of clay and how its materiality could be manipulated in evocative manners to create fascinating works of art that interrogate form and functionality. 

          Lyon & Turnbull
        • § EWEN HENDERSON (BRITISH 1934-2000)
          Apr. 26, 2024

          § EWEN HENDERSON (BRITISH 1934-2000)

          Est: £600 - £800

          EWEN HENDERSON (BRITISH 1934-2000) EARLY VESSEL mixed laminated clays 34.5cm high, 24cm wide (13 5/8in high, 9 ½in wide) Private Collection, U.K. FLUXED EARTH For the celebrated British sculptor Ewen Henderson, ‘fluxed earth’, as he called clay, was capable of transforming and growing into abstract new forms. Remembered today for his expressive and emotive use of his materials, Henderson’s legacy as one of the most influential and innovative ceramicists of the late-twentieth century in Britain is a testament to his creativity and passion. Born in Staffordshire in 1934, Ewen Henderson’s first foray into the arts was as a part-time student when he enrolled in evening classes during his National Service. From 1964, he became a full-time student at Goldsmiths College and then studied ceramics at Camberwell School of Art, where he was taught by Lucie Rie, Hans Coper, and Ian Godfrey. The technical mastery that Henderson developed and inherited from his teachers is immediately apparent when handling one of his ceramics. However, unlike Lucie Rie’s celebrated smooth and symmetrical forms, Henderson found success in his naturalistic and splintered pieces. Henderson soon abandoned his traditional potter’s wheel and opted to work by hand, feeling a greater dynamism that romantically connected him with the naturalistic asymmetry that was inherent to his materials.  During Henderson’s long career, he established himself as a prominent figure in modern British ceramics. With influences that ranged from ancient Mediterranean, Far Eastern, and Pre-Colombian cultures to early modernist sculpture, he developed his signature technique of applying different types of clay to compose a coherent and contemporary approach to his craft. After his formal training, Henderson continued to work at the Camberwell School of Art from 1970 until his death in 2000. Over these three decades, his work evolved and developed as he continually explored and experimented with the limits of clay as a means of three-dimensional drawing.  We are delighted to be able to offer a curated selection of works by Ewen Henderson that tell the story of the artist’s career, from works such as his two early vessels (lots 321 and 324), whose elegant simplicity of form and shows his interest in ancient and Far Eastern civilisations. This continuation of his stylistic journey can be seen when considered alongside pieces such as his Standing Vessel (lot 325) from the 1980s, through to his Amphora Form (lot 326) from circa 1992 – demonstrative of Henderson’s fascination with the power of clay and how its materiality could be manipulated in evocative manners to create fascinating works of art that interrogate form and functionality. 

          Lyon & Turnbull
        • § EWEN HENDERSON (BRITISH 1934-2000)
          Apr. 26, 2024

          § EWEN HENDERSON (BRITISH 1934-2000)

          Est: £600 - £800

          EWEN HENDERSON (BRITISH 1934-2000) UNTITLED, 1993 initialled and dated in pencil (to reverse), mixed media on paper 44cm x 56cm (17in x 22in) Oxford Ceramics Gallery, Oxford, from whom acquired by Steve Allison, August 2018.The Steve Allison Collection.

          Lyon & Turnbull
        • EWEN HENDERSON (1934-2000) Slender sack form, circa 1980Mixed laminated porcelain, stoneware clays, volcanic glazes with contrasting texturesH: 43,8cm. (17.1/4in.); D: 21cm. (8 1/4in.)
          Dec. 06, 2023

          EWEN HENDERSON (1934-2000) Slender sack form, circa 1980Mixed laminated porcelain, stoneware clays, volcanic glazes with contrasting texturesH: 43,8cm. (17.1/4in.); D: 21cm. (8 1/4in.)

          Est: €3,000 - €5,000

          EWEN HENDERSON (1934-2000) Slender sack form, circa 1980 Mixed laminated porcelain, stoneware clays, volcanic glazes with contrasting textures H: 43,8cm. (17.1/4in.); D: 21cm. (8 1/4in.)

          Bonhams
        • EWEN HENDERSON (1934-2000) Bowl, circa 1980Mixed laminated clays, volcanic glazes with contrasting texturesH: 21,5 (cm. (8 1/4in.); D: 24,5cm. (9 7/16in.)
          Dec. 06, 2023

          EWEN HENDERSON (1934-2000) Bowl, circa 1980Mixed laminated clays, volcanic glazes with contrasting texturesH: 21,5 (cm. (8 1/4in.); D: 24,5cm. (9 7/16in.)

          Est: €2,000 - €3,000

          EWEN HENDERSON (1934-2000) Bowl, circa 1980 Mixed laminated clays, volcanic glazes with contrasting textures H: 21,5 (cm. (8 1/4in.); D: 24,5cm. (9 7/16in.)

          Bonhams
        • Ewen Henderson, tall Vase
          Nov. 11, 2023

          Ewen Henderson, tall Vase

          Est: €800 - €1,600

          Tall vase. High conical shape built from different masses. Multi-tone partially dark translucent structured wall, partially olive and brown, partially more light stone gray, partially terracotta colored. H. 54.5 cm. Provenance: The vase was acquired at an exhibition of Ewen Henderson's ceramics in Oldenburg/ Germany.

          Kunst und Design Auktionshaus Schops Turowski
        • Ewen Henderson, Sculptural Form with Footprint
          Nov. 11, 2023

          Ewen Henderson, Sculptural Form with Footprint

          Est: €400 - €800

          Sculptural form with footprint. Form assembled from different masses. Multi-tone grey, partially brown/terracotta coloured. Partially reliefed nubby surface, large relief footprint. 33 x 23 x 15 cm. Provenance: The sculptural form was acquired at an exhibition of Ewen Henderson's ceramics in Oldenburg/ Germany..

          Kunst und Design Auktionshaus Schops Turowski
        • Ewen Henderson, stone / hollow form
          Nov. 11, 2023

          Ewen Henderson, stone / hollow form

          Est: €400 - €800

          Stone/hollow form. Form built from different masses. Partially rugged stone structures. Multi-tone light gray, ochre, anthracite and terracotta. 15 x 18 x 14 cm. Provenance: This piece was acquired at an exhibition of Ewen Henderson's ceramics in Oldenburg/ Germany.

          Kunst und Design Auktionshaus Schops Turowski
        • Ewen Henderson, Bowl
          Nov. 11, 2023

          Ewen Henderson, Bowl

          Est: €400 - €800

          Bowl. Form built from different masses. Multi-toned brown, terracotta and gray, partially speckled and with a rough, textured surface. H. 9 cm, D. 11 cm. Provenance: The bowl was acquired at an exhibition of Ewen Henderson's ceramics in Oldenburg/ Germany.

          Kunst und Design Auktionshaus Schops Turowski
        • Ewen Henderson (British, 1934-2000), "Tea Bowl"
          Oct. 14, 2023

          Ewen Henderson (British, 1934-2000), "Tea Bowl"

          Est: $800 - $1,200

          Ewen Henderson (British, 1934-2000) "Tea Bowl" stoneware h. 4-1/2", widest dia. 7-3/4" Provenance: Erskine, Hall & Coe, London, England; Estate of Thomas B. Lemann, New Orleans, Louisiana. Notes: I fell in love with both the material and the vessel as a magical form, but it was a long time before I realized how I wanted to use it…I was seduced by the alchemy of change... Ewen Henderson Erskine, Hall & Coe website Finding inspiration in geology, Pre-Colombian art, and the local landscape, Henderson created expressive pottery pieces utilizing fragments of various types of clay - which he referred to as "fluxed earth". He would carefully hand-build each vessel, adding layer upon layer of clay until the desired form was achieved.

          New Orleans Auction Galleries
        • Ewen Henderson (British, 1934-2000), "Tea Bowl"
          Oct. 14, 2023

          Ewen Henderson (British, 1934-2000), "Tea Bowl"

          Est: $800 - $1,200

          Ewen Henderson (British, 1934-2000) "Tea Bowl", ca. 1990s mixed laminated clay h. 3-5/8", widest dia. 5" Provenance: Erskine, Hall & Coe, London, England; Estate of Thomas B. Lemann, New Orleans, Louisiana. Notes: I fell in love with both the material and the vessel as a magical form, but it was a long time before I realized how I wanted to use it…I was seduced by the alchemy of change... Ewen Henderson Erskine, Hall & Coe website Finding inspiration in geology, Pre-Colombian art, and the local landscape, Henderson created expressive pottery pieces utilizing fragments of various types of clay - which he referred to as "fluxed earth". He would carefully hand-build each vessel, adding layer upon layer of clay until the desired form was achieved.

          New Orleans Auction Galleries
        • § Ewen Henderson (British 1934-2000) Tall Vase Form
          Apr. 28, 2023

          § Ewen Henderson (British 1934-2000) Tall Vase Form

          Est: £2,000 - £3,000

          § Ewen Henderson (British 1934-2000) Tall Vase Form mixed clays (41cm high (16 1/4in high)) Provenance Beaux Arts, Bath, 2009; Private Collection, UK.

          Lyon & Turnbull
        • § Ewen Henderson (British 1934-2000) Four Shallow Bowls
          Apr. 28, 2023

          § Ewen Henderson (British 1934-2000) Four Shallow Bowls

          Est: £600 - £1,000

          § Ewen Henderson (British 1934-2000) Four Shallow Bowls mixed laminated clay (The largest 34cm wide, 30cm deep (13 3/8in wide, 11 3/4in deep); the smallest 7.2cm wide, 6.2cm deep (2 7/8in wide, 2 3/8in deep))

          Lyon & Turnbull
        • § Ewen Henderson (British 1934-2000) Tea Bowl
          Apr. 28, 2023

          § Ewen Henderson (British 1934-2000) Tea Bowl

          Est: £400 - £700

          § Ewen Henderson (British 1934-2000) Tea Bowl mixed laminate clays (15cm diameter (6in diameter))

          Lyon & Turnbull
        • Ewen Henderson (1934-2000), a hand-built mixed laminated clay unomi cup, 10cm across 9cm high
          Dec. 13, 2022

          Ewen Henderson (1934-2000), a hand-built mixed laminated clay unomi cup, 10cm across 9cm high

          Est: £300 - £500

          § Ewen Henderson (1934-2000), a hand-built mixed laminated clay unomi cup, of bulbous shape, in a patchwork of grey, blue, ochre, brown and cream clays,

          Gorringes
        • Ewen Henderson (1934-2000), a hand-built mixed laminated clay unomi, 9.5cm across 8.5cm high
          Dec. 13, 2022

          Ewen Henderson (1934-2000), a hand-built mixed laminated clay unomi, 9.5cm across 8.5cm high

          Est: £300 - £500

          § Ewen Henderson (1934-2000), a hand-built mixed laminated clay unomi, of cylindrical form, in a patchwork of volcanic grey-blue, brown, cream, terracotta and ochre clays,

          Gorringes
        • Ewen Henderson (1934-2000), a hand-built mixed laminated clay unomi, 9.7cm across 10cm high
          Dec. 13, 2022

          Ewen Henderson (1934-2000), a hand-built mixed laminated clay unomi, 9.7cm across 10cm high

          Est: £300 - £500

          § Ewen Henderson (1934-2000), a hand-built mixed laminated clay unomi, slightly oval in section, patchwork of volcanic blue, pink, buff, green, cream and brown clays, small paper label to base ‘EH 78',

          Gorringes
        • Ewen Henderson (1934-2000), a hand-built mixed laminated clay unomi, 11cm across 8.5cm high
          Dec. 13, 2022

          Ewen Henderson (1934-2000), a hand-built mixed laminated clay unomi, 11cm across 8.5cm high

          Est: £300 - £500

          § Ewen Henderson (1934-2000), a hand-built mixed laminated clay unomi, of tapering cylindrical form, on a raised foot, in a patchwork of volcanic cream, green, blue, lilac, pink and brown clays,

          Gorringes
        • Ewen Henderson (1934-2000), a hand-built mixed laminated clay chawan, 12.5cm across, 10cm high
          Dec. 13, 2022

          Ewen Henderson (1934-2000), a hand-built mixed laminated clay chawan, 12.5cm across, 10cm high

          Est: £300 - £500

          § Ewen Henderson (1934-2000), a hand-built mixed laminated clay chawan, in a patchwork of volcanic cream, brown and terracotta clays,

          Gorringes
        • Ewen Henderson (1934-2000), a hand-built mixed laminated clay unomi, 9.4cm high
          Dec. 13, 2022

          Ewen Henderson (1934-2000), a hand-built mixed laminated clay unomi, 9.4cm high

          Est: £300 - £500

          § Ewen Henderson (1934-2000), a hand-built mixed laminated clay unomi, of cylindrical form, in a patchwork of volcanic grey, blue, pink, white and brown clays, paper label ‘132' to base,

          Gorringes
        • § Ewen Henderson (British 1934-2000) Bowl
          Oct. 28, 2022

          § Ewen Henderson (British 1934-2000) Bowl

          Est: £250 - £350

          § Ewen Henderson (British 1934-2000) Bowl mixed laminated clay (11cm high, 16cm wide (4 3/8in high, 6 1/4in wide))

          Lyon & Turnbull
        • § Ewen Henderson (British 1934-2000) Bowl
          Apr. 29, 2022

          § Ewen Henderson (British 1934-2000) Bowl

          Est: £500 - £700

          § Ewen Henderson (British 1934-2000) Bowl Mixed laminate clays, thick volcanic glaze, with paper label (9.5cm high, 15cm wide (3 3/4in high, 6in wide)) Provenance: John Clark, April 1997; Albert Dawson Educational Trust; The Peter Rose and Albert Gallichan Collection, Brighton, UK.

          Lyon & Turnbull
        • Ewen Henderson (British, 1934-2000) Sack Vessel Lava glazed earthenware 15-3/4 x
          Jan. 27, 2022

          Ewen Henderson (British, 1934-2000) Sack Vessel Lava glazed earthenware 15-3/4 x

          Est: $2,500 - $3,500

          Ewen Henderson (British, 1934-2000) Sack Vessel Lava glazed earthenware 15-3/4 x 11-1/2 x 6 inches (40.0 x 29.2 x 15.2 cm) Ewen Henderson was a pioneering artist who established new methods of working in clay by and creating complex forms with subtle coloration and dynamic surfaces with a wide variety of textures. His work can be found in the collections of The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, the Australian National Gallery in Canberra, the Kyoto Museum of Modern Art and the Victoria & Albert Museum in London. HID01801242017

          Heritage Auctions
        • § Ewen Henderson (British 1934-2000) Bowl
          Oct. 29, 2021

          § Ewen Henderson (British 1934-2000) Bowl

          Est: £400 - £600

          § Ewen Henderson (British 1934-2000) Bowl mixed laminated clays, with dark green and mottled cream glazes (9cm high, 16cm wide (3.5in high, 6.25in wide))

          Lyon & Turnbull
        • § Ewen Henderson (British 1934-2000) Vessel Form
          Oct. 29, 2021

          § Ewen Henderson (British 1934-2000) Vessel Form

          Est: £1,500 - £2,500

          § Ewen Henderson (British 1934-2000) Vessel Form stoneware, pitted dark green glazes (48cm high (19in high))

          Lyon & Turnbull
        • § Ewen Henderson (British 1934-2000) Tea Bowl
          Oct. 29, 2021

          § Ewen Henderson (British 1934-2000) Tea Bowl

          Est: £300 - £500

          § Ewen Henderson (British 1934-2000) Tea Bowl mixed laminated clays (10cm high, 10.5cm wide (4in high, 4.2in wide))

          Lyon & Turnbull
        • § Ewen Henderson (British 1934-2000) Open Dish Form
          Oct. 29, 2021

          § Ewen Henderson (British 1934-2000) Open Dish Form

          Est: £500 - £700

          § Ewen Henderson (British 1934-2000) Open Dish Form mixed laminated clays (10cm high, 40.5cm wide (4in high, 16in wide))

          Lyon & Turnbull
        • Ewen Henderson Three works, circa 1980
          Dec. 08, 2020

          Ewen Henderson Three works, circa 1980

          Est: £800 - £1,200

          Ewen Henderson Three works, circa 1980 Stoneware, porcelain laminate. Platter length - 44cm; Vessel height - 47.5cm; Bowl length - 28.5cm. (3) For further information on this lot please visit the Bonhams website

          Bonhams
        • Ewen Henderson Skull, 1988
          Dec. 08, 2020

          Ewen Henderson Skull, 1988

          Est: £500 - £700

          Ewen Henderson Skull, 1988 Stoneware, porcelain and china laminate. 21cm high For further information on this lot please visit the Bonhams website

          Bonhams
        • Ewen Henderson Two works, circa 1980
          Dec. 08, 2020

          Ewen Henderson Two works, circa 1980

          Est: £500 - £700

          Ewen Henderson Two works, circa 1980 Stoneware, porcelain laminate. Vessel - height 9cm, length 16cm; Larger - length 34cm. (2) For further information on this lot please visit the Bonhams website

          Bonhams
        • Ewen Henderson, Bowl
          Nov. 21, 2020

          Ewen Henderson, Bowl

          Est: €300 - €600

          Bowl. Ceramic / porcelain. Multi-tone olive, turquoise, brown and white mass. Partially blistered, partly frothy surface. 30.5 x 29 cm. H. 6.5 cm. Provenance: private collection.

          Kunst und Design Auktionshaus Schops Turowski
        • Ewen Henderson (1934-2000), a stoneware shallow bowl c.1980, unsigned A l
          Nov. 03, 2020

          Ewen Henderson (1934-2000), a stoneware shallow bowl c.1980, unsigned A l

          Est: £300 - £500

          Ewen Henderson (1934-2000), a stoneware shallow bowl c.1980, unsigned A large rectangular formed stoneware bowl covered with a volcanic glaze in blacks and ochres 35.5cm long x 29cm wide x 11cm deep (ARR) Please refer to department for condition report

          Roseberys
        • § Ewen Henderson (British 1934-2000) Orkney, 1994
          Oct. 23, 2020

          § Ewen Henderson (British 1934-2000) Orkney, 1994

          Est: £500 - £700

          § Ewen Henderson (British 1934-2000) Orkney, 1994 Initialled and dated (lower right), acrylic and watercolour on paper

          Lyon & Turnbull
        • Ewen Henderson (1934-2000) Bowlcirca 1980glazed stoneware, apparently unsignedheight 8 1/2in (21.5cm); diameter 9 3/4in (24.7cm)
          Jun. 04, 2020

          Ewen Henderson (1934-2000) Bowlcirca 1980glazed stoneware, apparently unsignedheight 8 1/2in (21.5cm); diameter 9 3/4in (24.7cm)

          Est: $1,500 - $2,500

          Ewen Henderson (1934-2000) Bowl circa 1980 glazed stoneware, apparently unsigned height 8 1/2in (21.5cm); diameter 9 3/4in (24.7cm) For further information on this lot please visit the Bonhams website

          Bonhams
        • Ewen Henderson (1934-2000), a sculptural form c.1985, unsigned A heavily textured stoneware form with volcanic glazes with blues and pinks together with black pitted sections 11cm high x 31cm long (ARR) Provenance: Private Collection, London; e
          Mar. 03, 2020

          Ewen Henderson (1934-2000), a sculptural form c.1985, unsigned A heavily textured stoneware form with volcanic glazes with blues and pinks together with black pitted sections 11cm high x 31cm long (ARR) Provenance: Private Collection, London; e

          Est: £150 - £250

          Ewen Henderson (1934-2000), a sculptural form c.1985, unsigned A heavily textured stoneware form with volcanic glazes with blues and pinks together with black pitted sections 11cm high x 31cm long (ARR) Provenance: Private Collection, London; ex Michael O'Connor Collection

          Roseberys
        • [§] EWEN HENDERSON (BRITISH, 1934-2000) OPEN BOWL, CIRCA 1980S 14cm high, 48cm across (5.5in high, 18.87in across)
          Mar. 27, 2019

          [§] EWEN HENDERSON (BRITISH, 1934-2000) OPEN BOWL, CIRCA 1980S 14cm high, 48cm across (5.5in high, 18.87in across)

          Est: £600 - £900

          [§] EWEN HENDERSON (BRITISH, 1934-2000) OPEN BOWL, CIRCA 1980S stoneware 14cm high, 48cm across (5.5in high, 18.87in across)

          Lyon & Turnbull
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