Victor Margrie

Victor Margrie devised and co-founded the Harrow Studio Pottery Course with Michael Casson in 1963. He was a practising potter until 1971 and was appointed CBE in 1984.

He became Organising Secretary to the newly formed Crafts Advisory Committee in 1971, and later Director of the Crafts Council in 1977. His membership of various institutional bodies has included the UK National Commission for UNESCO and Cultural Advisory Committee; the Advisory Council, Victoria & Albert Museum; the Fine Art Advisory Committee, British Council; the Board of Studies in Fine Art, University of London; Trustee of the Digswell Arts Trust; and elected Vice Chairman of the Crafts Centre of Great Britain (1964) at a time of extreme upheaval in the crafts.

He is contributing author to Europaische Keramik Seit 1950 (1979); Lucie Rie (1982); Sam Haile, Potter and Painter (1993); Age of Experience (2009); and was Associate Editor, Ceramics in Society (2000 2005).

Various private and public collections including the Victoria & Albert Museum and the Ashmolean.




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