FOCUS ON: Troika Pottery (Cornwall, England) vase by Linda Taylor

Troika Pottery vase by Linda Taylor, 9” x 2 ¾” x 2 ½”. Troika was an art pottery operating in Cornwall, England from 1962 to 1983. It was founded by three people, Leslie Illsley, Jan Thompson and Benny Sirota who took over the Powell and Wells Pottery at Wheal Dream, where Sirota had previously worked as a decorator and driver. The name is from the Russian тройка, meaning "a set of three", or triumvirate. The name was devised by Roland Miller. Price: $275