EWEN HENDERSON (1934-2000)


Ewen Henderson was born in Staffordshire in 1934. He became interested in painting and sculpture over a period of seven years spent working for a timber company in Cardiff, South Wales. He left Wales in 1964 to join a pre-diploma course at Goldsmith's College, London.

He went on to study pottery under Hans Coper and Lucie Rie at the Camberwell School of Art, taking his diploma there in 1968. He then remained in London, teaching at Camberwell, Goldsmith's and the North London Collegiate School, whilst building up an international reputation as a potter.

Ewen was internationally respected for his highly original constructions - vessels and other sculptural work, variously coloured and with richly textured surfaces. He was also a passionate painter - his watercolours, gouaches and collages increasingly inseparable from his concerns in clay. He died in 2000.

Above: Ewen Henderson in his studio, 1990

Exhibitions at Galerie Besson

Classic & Contemporary Ceramics Jan - Feb 2009
Ewen Henderson & Graham Sutherland Nov - Dec 2007
Constructed Clay Mar - Apr 2003
Ewen Henderson Mar - Apr 1994
Ewen Henderson: Landscape Sculptures
and Recent Pots
Nov - Dec 1992
Ewen Henderson: Sculptural and other Pots Sep - Oct 1990
Ewen Henderson Sep - Oct 1988

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