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Date:1930 - 1940 (c.)

Description:Figure group produced by Marcia Plumpton.

William Ruscoe was born at Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England on 20 June 1904, the son of William Ruscoe, potter. After studying art at Stoke-on-Trent under Gordon M. Forsyth he worked at Burslem School of Art (1938-1942), the Royal College of Art (1939-1940), and Stoke School of Art (1942-1944). He married Olga Stanley Harris and the couple moved to Devon, where Ruscoe took up a post as lecturer in the College of Art, Exeter, until his retirement. He brought the art of making rolled clay figures to a new level of skill and subtlety.

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Donor ref:1986p154 (157/19823)

Source: Potteries Museum & Art Gallery

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