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Post by climberg64 on October 30th 2012, 2:10 pm




Vici at the Taena Pottery has very kindly confirmed that this lidded pot was made by Lou Groves when he potted there between 1950 and 1973. I think this was probably made in the late 60s/early 70s. Margaret Leach worked there for a while and seems to be more well known in the pottery world.
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Re: Lou Groves, Taena Pottery, Cotswolds, UK

Post by tenpot on October 31st 2012, 7:31 am

I didn't get a reply from taena when I sent my photo with the taena mark plus an st mark http://www.20thcenturyforum.com/t6754-taena-community-vase?highlight=taena
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Re: Lou Groves, Taena Pottery, Cotswolds, UK

Post by climberg64 on October 31st 2012, 11:47 am

Was it 'contact@taenapottery.co.uk'? I'm sure they would help. Maybe your email went astray. I think it's worth trying again.
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Re: Lou Groves, Taena Pottery, Cotswolds, UK

Post by tenpot on October 31st 2012, 4:27 pm

I will try again t hanks
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Re: Lou Groves, Taena Pottery, Cotswolds, UK

Post by Mjcass on November 9th 2012, 7:13 pm

Hi - this is in all probability not a Taena mark, the Taena marks are set in a circle rather than a square. The cross inside a circle is Loo Groves. There is also an older Taena mark where the cross extends through the circle. This is commonly attributed to Maragaret Leach but she joined Loo at Taena pottery and they worked side by side so looks to be a pottery specific mark than an individual. I have seen the mark with initials a few times and there are different initials on some of the pots. There is is also no recollection of anyone with these initials working as an apprentice at Taena. It's curious as the mark is similar. I would be interested if anyone finds out who made these. The lidded pot was definitley made by Loo as Vici said.
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Re: Lou Groves, Taena Pottery, Cotswolds, UK

Post by climberg64 on November 9th 2012, 7:46 pm

Thanks M, do you know if Taena use a mark nowadays? I have several moulded slip ware dishes that might be from there but cannot be sure.
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Re: Lou Groves, Taena Pottery, Cotswolds, UK

Post by Mjcass on November 9th 2012, 7:49 pm

Hi - yes, it's a T in circle with the ends of the T touching the circle. I will try to post a pic if i can figure it out!
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Re: Lou Groves, Taena Pottery, Cotswolds, UK

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Re: Lou Groves, Taena Pottery, Cotswolds, UK

Post by Mjcass on November 9th 2012, 11:13 pm

http://i41.servimg.com/u/f41/17/91/38/41/image11.jpg
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Post by Mjcass on November 9th 2012, 11:14 pm

Thanks dan hopefully that's clear
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Re: Lou Groves, Taena Pottery, Cotswolds, UK

Post by tenpot on November 20th 2012, 5:42 pm



early Taena mugs bought in the 50s by my father from his friends margeret leach and lou groves
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Re: Lou Groves, Taena Pottery, Cotswolds, UK

Post by tenpot on November 20th 2012, 5:44 pm

Mjcass wrote:Hi - this is in all probability not a Taena mark, the Taena marks are set in a circle rather than a square. The cross inside a circle is Loo Groves. There is also an older Taena mark where the cross extends through the circle. This is commonly attributed to Maragaret Leach but she joined Loo at Taena pottery and they worked side by side so looks to be a pottery specific mark than an individual. I have seen the mark with initials a few times and there are different initials on some of the pots. There is is also no recollection of anyone with these initials working as an apprentice at Taena. It's curious as the mark is similar. I would be interested if anyone finds out who made these. The lidded pot was definitley made by Loo as Vici said.
I see what you mean about the mark but apart from the square it is pratilly identical I bought that piece online my other pieces were bought at taena
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Re: Lou Groves, Taena Pottery, Cotswolds, UK

Post by tenpot on November 20th 2012, 5:48 pm

leach or groves?
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Re: Lou Groves, Taena Pottery, Cotswolds, UK

Post by Mjcass on February 13th 2013, 7:42 pm

I would say Margaret. The amber glaze and style is the same as the pots she was making at Wye Valley before she joined the Taena pottery
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Re: Lou Groves, Taena Pottery, Cotswolds, UK

Post by tenpot on January 11th 2014, 1:06 pm

another Taena jug (30cm) from my parents collection around 1950
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Re: Lou Groves, Taena Pottery, Cotswolds, UK

Post by tenpot on November 12th 2014, 6:47 pm



another of my parents Taena pieces 1950
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Re: Lou Groves, Taena Pottery, Cotswolds, UK

Post by tenpot on November 13th 2014, 12:26 pm

 

putting this here despite no mark as from the same collection , however my dad did meet Cardew once
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Re: Lou Groves, Taena Pottery, Cotswolds, UK

Post by climberg64 on November 13th 2014, 7:18 pm

That makes it a Michael Cardew then Happy
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Re: Lou Groves, Taena Pottery, Cotswolds, UK

Post by NaomiM on November 13th 2014, 7:27 pm

tenpot wrote:  

putting this here despite no mark as from the same collection , however my dad did meet Cardew once


Why does that make it a Taena piece?

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Re: Lou Groves, Taena Pottery, Cotswolds, UK

Post by tenpot on November 13th 2014, 9:05 pm

my Dad was a friend of margaret leach and lou groves( he even took my mum down to meet everyone at the taena community to get their approuval) all of their "brown pottery" was bought at Taena around 1950 this could be an exception
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Re: Lou Groves, Taena Pottery, Cotswolds, UK

Post by NaomiM on November 13th 2014, 9:57 pm

Doesn't seem to be the right coloured clay for Taena.

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Re: Lou Groves, Taena Pottery, Cotswolds, UK

Post by tenpot on November 14th 2014, 5:00 pm

possibly fired a bit higher than normal
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Margaret Leach / Lou Groves / Taena Community Pottery

Post by 22 Crawford St. on November 17th 2016, 12:00 am

Too busy talk tomorrow


http://www.studiopottery.com/cgi-bin/pg.cgi?plist=3253%7CMargaret%20Leach%20bowl%5B395%7CMargaret%20Leach%20bowl%20(mark)%5B6298%7CMargaret%20Leach%20pot%5B2367%7CMargaret%20Leach%20pot%20(mark)%5B6475%7CTaena%20vase%5B2478%7CTaena%20vase%20(mark)&m=Margaret%20Leach

http://www.20thcenturyforum.com/t19352-margaret-leach?highlight=Margaret

https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=margaret+leach+pottery&biw=1536&bih=792&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiZ19vkva7QAhUDJ8AKHdEcCX0Q_AUICCgB







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Re: Lou Groves, Taena Pottery, Cotswolds, UK

Post by NaomiM on November 17th 2016, 1:43 am

I don't know. It's not the mark in the book -



As for the example on the thread below, from your list, I don't think it has anything to do with Margaret Leach

http://www.20thcenturyforum.com/t19352-margaret-leach?highlight=Margaret

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