Ian and Maggie Kinnear have been producing distinctive ceramics at Oathlaw Pottery in Forfar (Scotland) since 1988.
Ian Kinnear (RSW) was born in 1943 and studied Drawing and Painting at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, Dundee in the 1960s.
He was awarded a David Murray Studentship from the Royal Academy Schools in London affording him an extended time to explore landscape painting in Barra in the Western Isles.
From 1966 he worked as a teacher of art - a profession which he gave up in 1988 to establish his own pottery at Oathlaw.
This move to Angus in 1988 allowed Ian to give up teaching, and concentrate full-time on his own work in his studio.
Today, not only does he continue to make (with his wife) fine sculptural ceramic works, but also paints much-sought after Scottish landscapes which he exhibits in galleries around Scotland.
Examples of his sculptures are in the collection of Aberdeen Art Gallery.
This is a fine large studio candlestick dating to his early years at Oathlaw. It is stamped with his potter's mark, as photographed.
It is a nice large piece - being some 12 inches in height and 4 1/2 inches wide.
It has a pyramid form with a dark matt raku glaze and applied shiny glazes of Royal Blue shades and eggshell grey-blue glazes around the candle holder section. It has been slab built and it is certainly a large stunning handmade piece by Kinnear.
It is in good vintage condition,
It is a fair price - as his paintings often sell for over £800 in Gallery Exhibitions.
A lovely candleholder to light up these dark winter months - it will certainly be a feature piece in a more modernist/minimalistic contemporary interior - as a bit of art pottery, this is a vintage "one-off" piece. You won't see another like it.
Sadly, posting in the UK only. Due to its size and weight - I would have to send it as a larger parcel with Parcelforce48 with a tracked service. This would cost £10 to post to you.