David Hemingsley was born in Birmingham in 1927 and studied art there.
He moved about throughout the UK - studying under Harry Davis of Crowan Pottery in Cornwall and later George Cook in the Lake District at Ambleside Pottery. For several years he was employed as a Senior Lecturer and was the Head of the School of Ceramics at Belfast (Ulster) College of Art (1855 - 1973).
Hemingsley moved to Balbirnie, Fife in Scotland. He resided and set up his workshop there, and established his own pottery from 1973 - 1993.
In Fife, he opened his open pottery studio and was a founder member of the Scottish Potters Association (1974).
He demonstrated at workshops, contributed to countless exhibitions, was generous in sharing his expertise, ranging from glaze recipes to tool-making, His own work featured restrained glazes and colour; his pots were always simple classic designs - and there was never anything showy or brash about each piece. However, small many of Hemingsley's pots were - they certainly reveal his impeccable design skills and they always have a timeless quality.
Serious illness curtained his creativity in later years - and for the last 20 years of his life, he lived in Edinburgh where he taught yoga and continued with his interests in pottery.
His daughter is the well-known Scottish artist, Claire Hemingsley
There are a couple of examples of his work in the Walker Gallery in Liverpool and the Aberdeen Museum and Art Gallery.
This is a vintage and much larger piece of pottery made by Hemingslay, and it probably dates to the early 1980s.
It is certainly a unique piece - and a total showstopper when on display. It will look just fabulous in a mid-century modern interior - and placed in a fine piece of Scandi-modern furniture. It is a very organic shape.
I love the muted colours used by the potter - the main body is covered with an applied brown satin glaze with abstract patterns applied with painterly strokes in olive green. So much glaze has been slapped on by the artist and it started to run and pool down the sides.
It has its original white plastic on and off switch at the top.
The lamp base is marked with the potter's studio mark near the base as photographed.
It does not come with a shade - but as shown in my images.
It is a bit of a beast standing some 16 1/2 inches in height and with a diameter of about 10 inches at the widest point. Unpacked it weighs 4.5 kg - so it will have to be sent as a large parcel with Parcelforce48 - this will be about £14 to post to you all tracked.
Posting to the UK only.
Please also see my small pot by David in my store.