Folder GSAA/REG/9/4/1 - Travel Report

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GSAA/REG/9/4/1

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Travel Report

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  • 1954 (Creation)

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1 folder

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This report details student John Holmes Gray's experiences when he traveled to Stoke-on-Trent, Holland, Belgium and Paris upon recieving a Travelling Scholarship at The Glasgow School of Art in 1954. Gray recieved the Haldane Travelling Scholarship which was the value of £75. Gray attended The Glasgow School of Art between 1949 and 1954 and studied Pottery. A large focus of the report is on the manufacturing processes that Gray learned in the Pottery Factories in Stoke on Trent and Holland. He includes various sketches of how these processes work throughout the report. He then goes on to detail his time spent in various art galleries and museums in Holland, Belgium and Paris.

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(1929-2003)

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Holmes Gray was born in Dennistoun, Glasgow, Scotland, in 1929 and grew up in Glasgow. He did his National Service in the Royal Navy where he was awarded a Royal Navy grant to attend drawing classes at Edinburgh College of Art, Scotland. On finishing his service he studied at the Glasgow School of Art from 1949-1954, at diploma and post-diploma level. He studied under Johnny Miller in the first two years and then studied ceramics from 1951 under Johnny Crawford (ceramics was then part of the Sculpture Department, the Head of which was Benno Schotz). He was awarded the Haldane Travelling Scholarship in 1953-54. After leaving Glasgow School of Art he worked for Johnson, Matthey & Co Ltd, potters, Stoke-on-Trent, England, and other successful Stoke potters such as Spode and Royal Worcester.

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Typewritten report with ink drawn sketches. Cover features photograph of a pottery in Stoke-on-Trent.

Dimensions: 338 x 209 mm

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GB 1694 GSAA/REG/9/4/1

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GB 1694

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ISAD(G): General International Standard Archival Description - Second edition

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