Svend Bayer Large Two Handled Storage jar


A large storage jar with two handles by Svend Bayer. Sheepwash pottery Devon.

There is a small chip to the rim.

Height  18cm.

Bayer studied at University of Exeter from 1965 to 1968 and began work at Wenford Bridge Pottery with Michael Cardew in 1969. In 1972 he joined the Brannam Pottery Barnstaple where he worked as a thrower for a year. He has been described as probably the best of the potters to work at Wenford Bridge, and his large pots have been said to be “very powerful

After travelling in the Far East, Asia and the United States, he set up his own workshop in Sheepwash Beaworthy Devon in 1975.

He uses local North Devon Ball clay and fires his kiln with wood. He is known for boldly decorated domestic ware and very large garden pots.

Bayer has exhibited widely in Europe, the Middle East, North America, Australia and New Zealand.

Michael Cardew said of Svend Bayer “I speak of him with awe and fear. He is more than just a potter, he is a force of nature. Everything comes to him so easily.