In 1907, the year following Edwin HARRIS's death (1855-1906), a Mrs Edwin Harris (presumably Sally Cornwell Harris) displayed A Picture by Louise Harris at NAG, which was sold.
Two of Penny Harris' forebears were well-known artists. Her great-grandfather, Washington Francis Friend, was a Canadian watercolourist. Her mother, Olive Frances Friend, was a painter in the pre-Raphaelite style. Penny Harris was initially taught by her mother, going on to study at Exeter College of Art. She painted along traditional lines until she discovered the art of painting on glass and developed a career as a painter of wildlife in this medium. She signed her work 'Matrix'.
During the 1980s she acquired an unusual gallery for her paintings, in the 11th century South Gateway leading into the town of Launceston in east Cornwall.
Listed as exhibiting handprinted silks and stuffs in the Craft section at the Christmas Show at Newlyn in 1925. Another (or the same) exhibitor, noted as C H HARRISON, also showed work in the Craft section at the Christmas Show of 1926. These may be a married couple of craftworkers or separate exhibitors.
Information provided in 2013 by Tony Copsey suggests that this artist may be Miss Coela Pryce Harrison, who studied in St Ives under Leonard Fuller.
Having originally qualified as an architect, Harrison came relatively late to pottery.
He spent a year at the LEACH POTTERY (1979-80) gaining a thorough grounding in every aspect of clay-work, from preparing the clay, throwing, glazing and firing to working in the showroom. Janet LEACH was a valued critic, and he was able to sell his own work through the showroom.
In 1981 he converted stables to create Trelowarren Pottery, where he created and sold his own range of domestic tableware, using Celadon and Tenmoku glazes.
In his Helston studio shop he continues to show his work alongside the woven tapestries and rugs created by his wife Jackie HARRISON, and the ironwork and jewellery of their daughter Lisa HARRISON (Smythick Forge, nr Helston).
A Philadelphian, who stayed at Tregenna Castle Hotel for some months in 1889. He had been in Pont Aven and Concarneau with other French and American artists, and studied under Jules BASTIEN-LEPAGE and Gérome.
Mr Harry of St Just displayed a model of the Mausoleum of Halicarnassus (358 BC) at the NAG Summer Exhibition 1928.
Beatrice Leaf Hart (not Louise as catalogued for the sale of the below work) was born at The Lizard in 1872, another of the artistic children of Thomas HART. Her only known work is a view of Housel Bay, The Lizard dated 1883 and inscribed 'Age 11 years' formerly in the collection of Ron Manuell and sold at David Lay's Auctions in April 2011. This work shows a great deal of competency for one so young and it would be surprising, given her family background, if she did not execute further works. Information on such works would be welcomed. She married in the Helston RD in 1893 but no further information is known of her life.
One of seven children of artist Thomas HART who also became artists in their own right, the others being Herbert Passingham HART, Horace Percival HART, Marie Louise HART, Ruby Irene HART, Sydney Ernest HART and Tracey Douglas Dyke HART. He was born at The Lizard in 1869
'Monty' studied painting in Antwerp but returned to the Lizard in Cornwall which provided the subjects for many of his seascapes. Many paintings were sold locally to visitors, but by 1940s demand had dropped and he ceased painting. He was deeply involved with the Lifeboat Service, and for thirty-nine years was Secretary for the local Lizard rescue boat. Apart from his time in Antwerp c 1891 he lived in the family home, Polbrean at The Lizard all his life and died there in 1952 aged 83.
His early works were usually signed Claude M Hart, whereas later he reverted to just C M Hart.