James Tower - Oval Form, 1980 - Copyright Offer Waterman

James Tower

United Kingdom 1919 - 1988

Sculpture, Painting, Pottery

James Tower
James Tower
Male
United Kingdom
1919
September 7, 2013
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James Tower, born in Kent in 1919, was a British ceramicist, painter and sculptor. He studied painting at the Royal Academy (1938-1940), where he won the Gold Medal for Painting in 1939. During the Second World War he was enrolled in service, but returned to art in 1946, enrolling at the Slade School of Art. Here he was introduced to early English slipware and subsequently, became fascinated with ceramics. He was invited to set up a ceramics course at Bath Academy of Art, Corsham. It provided the ideal environment for Tower to develop his unique style, distinct from the teachings of Bernard Leach and traditional pottery. The organic forms and painterly surfaces of his flattened bottles and disc like vases, evoke notions of nature, referencing foliage, water and the landscape. Tower often destroyed many works that did not satisfy him and as a result his oeuvre is relatively small.

Total Turnover: $46,280

Total Number Of Artworks Sold: 5

Total Sell Through Rate: 83.33%

Artworks Sold Price Range

 

Turnover

Total Turnover: $46,280

Number Of Artworks Sold

Total Number Of Artworks Sold: 5

Sell Through Rate

Total Sell Through Rate: 83.33%
James Tower-Ribbed Chest Form-1984

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  • Artist: James Tower
  • Artwork: Ribbed Chest Form
  • Size: height: 51 cm
  • Medium : Earthenware with a black and white tin glaze
  • Creation Year: 1984
  • Last Estimated Price: $7,732 - $10,309
  • Last Hammer Price: $24,485 *
  • Highest Hammer Price: $24,485 *
James Tower-Large Bowl-1958

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  • Artist: James Tower
  • Artwork: Large Bowl
  • Size: height: 11.5; diameter: 36 cm
  • Medium : Earthenware with a black and white tin glaze
  • Creation Year: 1958
  • Last Estimated Price: $2,082 - $3,470
  • Last Hammer Price: $11,105 *
  • Highest Hammer Price: $11,105 *
  • Artist: James Tower
  • Artwork: Black And White Bowl
  • Size: 9.5 cm
  • Medium : Earthenware with black and white tin glaze
  • Creation Year: 1958
  • Last Estimated Price: $1,710 - $2,560
  • Last Hammer Price: $3,700 *
  • Highest Hammer Price: $3,700 *
  • Artist: James Tower
  • Artwork: Thaw
  • Size: 45 cm
  • Medium : Earthenware with black and white tin glaze
  • Creation Year: 1982
  • Last Estimated Price: $2,130 - $3,560
  • Last Hammer Price: $4,550 *
  • Highest Hammer Price: $4,550 *
  • Artist: James Tower
  • Artwork: Large Bowl
  • Size: diameter 36.5 cm
  • Medium : Earthenware with black and white tin glaze
  • Creation Year: 1970
  • Last Estimated Price: $4,580 - $7,630
  • Last Hammer Price: Not Sold
  • Highest Hammer Price: Not Sold
  • Artist: James Tower
  • Artwork: Black And White Bowl
  • Size: diameter 25.5 cm
  • Medium : Earthenware with black and white tin glaze
  • Creation Year: 1959
  • Last Estimated Price: $3,050 - $4,580
  • Last Hammer Price: $2,440 *
  • Highest Hammer Price: $2,440 *