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Ann Wynn Reeves An Update

February 14, 2022

I last posted about the Ceramic Artist Ann Wynn Reeves back in 2018 with this post. Ann was the partner of Kenneth Clark and created motifs to decorate his household ranges of tiles.

Since then, I have been contacted by her neice Lil Tudor-Craig who has very kindly sent me some updated photos of some of Ann’s later work. She is also selling some of the tiles made by her aunt and uncle, Kenneth Clark, which you can view here.

Lil says ” Kenneth Clark Ceramics was set up by my aunt and uncle, Ann Clark (nee Wynn Reeves) and Kenneth Clark, in the early 1950’s. The business ran until the early 2000’s.

They were based in Covent Garden, London until 1980 when they moved the business to Southover Grange in Lewes, Sussex.

They specialised in hand decorated tiles, mostly designed by Ann, with Kenneth’s richly coloured glazes. Their highly inventive and original work received much acclaim and they were credited with reinventing the tile as an art form.

Kenneth developed very faithful reproductions of William Morris, William De Morgan and Philip Webb tiles, recognised as the finest reproduction tiles of these designers. Kenneth and Ann were the acknowledged leaders in the field of hand decorated tiles.

There are examples of their work in the V & A and numerous private collections.

Kenneth was awarded an MBE for his services to the Society of Designer Craftsmen.

Many thanks to Lil for geting in touch and providing me with a host of new images to show you today, including this wonderful image of Ann (far left) and Kenneth (central with mug) in their studio in 1961.

I really enjoyed being updated with your Aunt’s story.

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