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During the 1940’s and 1950’s Murch made decorative small animals in bronze and glazed ceramic ware. The sisters Ethel and Janet Cotton, who lived in Newport, helped Murch glaze and fire the pieces in their pottery kiln. Always interested in design and motifs, Murch applied his sketches to dessert bowls, fabrics and pressed metal jewelry.

Bronze-Lamb-for-web

White-ceramic-cat-for-web

Ginger-cat-for-web

Decorated-platypus-for-web

Decorated-sugarglider-for-web

 

Crocodile-motif-for-web

Dish-with-crocodile-for-web

 

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26Mermaid-Bowl

Courtesy of Meg Stewart

 

27Emu-bowl

Courtesy of Meg Stewart

Meg-Stewart-blue-bowl-for-web

Courtesy of Meg Stewart

Meg-stewart-green-bowl

Courtesy of Meg Stewart

Signed-base-of-bowl-for-web

Courtesy of Meg Stewart

Meg-Stewart-mugs-for-web

Courtesy of Meg Stewart

Meg-Stewart-mermaid-for-web

Courtesy of Meg Stewart

Mermaid-tummy-for-web

Ceramic-Mermaid-for-web

Mosaic-table-for-web

Mosaic tile coffee table. Arthur and daughter, Michelle made the tiles and mosaic as a present for Ria Murch c1958. Tiles were plaster with colours added and then arranged and glued. This photograph was taken in 1970’s.

Fish-&-Emu-motifs-for-web

Cement plaques with decorative idigenous themed motifs 1960’s

Cement-bowl-for-web

Fabric-design-1950's-for-web

1950’s Fabric design entered in Alcorso competition 40 x 40 cm

Raining-Cats-&-Dogs-1950's-fabric-design

Zodiac-deigns-in-pressed-metal-for-web

Metal moulds for jewelry 1950’s

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Soc-of-Artists-medal-for-web

Society of Artist’s Medal – mould 1940’s?