Amongst the pots that I rediscovered when unpacking boxes for our new exhibition was this three sided bottle with turned neck. It is glazed a satin black with a diagonally-positioned anamorphic chequerboard square on two sides. We have another work by E. Boak in our collection equally playful in its design. It is a small bowl shaped like a fish, with sponged and airbrushed colours. I guess these date from the eighties or early nineties but I haven’t been able to find any mention of the potter.
Estelle Boak is a Western Australian potter mentioned in Watt, Janet Kovesi Perth Studio Potters : the first 50 years 1957 – 2007 (1st ed). Cottesloe, Western Australia Perth Studio Potters, 2009.