Kenneth Quick (1931-1963) was born in St Ives and worked in the Leach Pottery as a production thrower of Standard Ware after an apprenticeship beginning in 1945. Soon his work started to show a strong personality and Leach felt he was a most promising student. He left the pottery in 1955 to set up Tregenna Hill Pottery in St Ives, working in stoneware and red earthenware signing KQ and or TH for the pottery. In 1963, Bernard and Janet sent him to Japan to study in Mashiko with Hamada. Tragically he was drowned in a swimming accident only weeks before he was due to return to England.
For another work by the artist see lot 248