Spark: ten

A series about people that have influenced my creative path

Lucie Rie, footed bowl, porcelain, bronze rim, pink inlay, matt glaze, dia: c.22 cm, c.1980. Galerie Besson, London.

I will happily admit that I didn’t discover Lucie Rie (1902-1995) until my 30s, but following a trip to the V&A I’ve been quietly in awe of her ever since. The delicacy of her throwing, and her deceptively simple decoration and glazes have influenced many before me. I’ve almost finished reading Emmanuel Cooper’s beautiful and respectfully written biography of her – a fascinating read.