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91/160 Jug, stoneware, made by Les Blakebrough, Hobart, Tasmania, 1978-1979. Click to enlarge.

Stoneware jug by Les Blakebrough

Made by Blakebrough, Les in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia, 1978-1979.

Les Blakebrough, who had come to Australia in 1948 from England, joined the Sturt Pottery Workshops, Mittagong, NSW in 1957 as an apprentice to Ivan McMeekin. Blakebrough went on to become the manager of the pottery studios (1959-1972); then the director of the Sturt workshops (1964-1972); before leaving to head the Ceramics Department at the Tasmanian School of Art, Hobart. The Sturt pottery workshops, initially set up by Ivan McMeekin in 1953 at the request of founder Winifred West, became a w...


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Object Statement

Jug, stoneware, made by Les Blakebrough, Hobart, Tasmania, 1978-1979

Physical Description

A wheel thrown stoneware jug. The tall tapering cylindrical vessel has a flat base and swollen upper body which tapers with straight sides to a raised band at upper body then flares slightly to the rim. A large pulled pourer at front and a flat strap handle curves from back of the neck to lower body. Interior and exterior glazed with a speckled mustard/ochre coloured glaze decorated with brushed spriigs of leaves in black on two sides. The underside is unglazed.


Small 'LB' monogram impressed on the footrim. paper label with handwritten '1978-1979 / Blakebrough / Hobart D:20' adhered under the base.



235 mm


166 mm


131 mm



Credit Line

Gift of Dr Russell L Cope, 1991

Acquisition Date

9 April 1991

Cite this Object


Stoneware jug by Les Blakebrough 2020, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 17 February 2020, <>


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