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Concentrating on pure form, researching for new colours
Colourful and sculptural, her new porcelain pots are designed as one-off artefacts which retain their basic function. The jugs, while suggesting natural forms, have a variety of distinctive handles - ensuring that each one is an individual.
Usch Spettigue was born in Germany and settled in England in 1963 with her English husband. She started making hand-built pottery while studying languages in Munich and went back to the craft full-time in 1973.
She established her own studio at Harkstead in 1975.
Since then she has exhibited widely in East Anglia, as well as in London, the West Country, York, the United States and Germany.
Her pots are all thrown. They are porcelain, single-fired at 1220° C in an electric kiln. Some of her pots are decorated with sgraffito, inlay or wax resist.
Creative use of slips and glazes on different clays vary texture and colour.
At present she is also concentrating on pure form with a variety of large jugs and spherical pots with inturned tops. Some of these pots are carved when they are in a leather-hard state to give a deeply grooved surface.
She is a selected member of the Anglian Potters Association and of the Suffolk Craft Society.
The tactile nature, the the disciplined glaze enhancement, the reliance of design in such splendid objects makes an overwhelming impact on the collector.Ray Rushton
Usch Spettigue's pottery transcendends the merely functional and becomes sculptural art as its purest.Essex County Standard
Usch Spettigue, one of the finest potters of East Anglia, has concentrated on pure form, emphasized by her vibrant colors.Evening Star
There is a breathtaking beauty in Usch's pots. It is the sort of beauty which lies in strong, simple shapes and colours, and which is only made possible through superb technical quality.East Anglian Daily Times
Form and colour combined to make a truly original impact.Nigel Romney, Pottery Today
Usch Spettigue is highly valued for a rere combination of both practicallity and beauty.The Times
Modern shapes of her slender elegant jugs and vases in forward looking modern forms. Her bowls are serene and timeless masterpieces.Donaukurier, Germany