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Post by big ed on December 13th 2012, 4:54 pm


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Post by NaomiM on December 17th 2012, 8:28 am

A lovely example of a Colin Pearson vase at The Allen Gallery, Alton


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Post by climberg64 on January 10th 2013, 5:00 pm




Early (1967) work by Colin Pearson, the glaze and style very like the Aylesford pieces he did with David Leach.
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Post by philpot on January 10th 2013, 5:07 pm

Colin Pearson actually ran his own Quay Pottery in the High Street Aylesford from 1955-84. He did a lot of similar work to the above. His domestic stuff can still be picked up quite cheaply on Ebay. The 'Winged' work being an entirely different matter of course!
Are the photos above from the Michael Casson book?
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Post by climberg64 on January 10th 2013, 7:43 pm

Yes. Published 1967. Lots of well known names but some I haven't heard of. Doesn't have any marks however.
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Post by philpot on January 10th 2013, 8:08 pm

It was probably the first really decent book with illustrations on British Studio Pottery. What is actually suprising is how many names in that book grew quite famous.
Bot others sadly,are quite anonymous now.
Standard work for marks of course is YATES-OWEN & FOURNIER.
BRITISH STUDIO POTTERS MARKS. Which has virtually everyone.
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Post by studio-pots on January 10th 2013, 8:15 pm

philpot wrote:Colin Pearson actually ran his own Quay Pottery in the High Street Aylesford from 1955-84.

I suspect that you got these dates from the Yates-Owen/Fournier book but 1955 isn't correct. It was 1955 until late 1961 that he ran the pottery up at the Priory and moved down into the village (the Quay Pottery) late 1961 and started producing there in early 1962.

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Post by philpot on January 10th 2013, 8:57 pm

That will teach me to be lazy!
The Guardian obituary is quite a useful source of information.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/culture/2007/dec/20/obituaries.mainsection

I think Colin Pearson is seriously underestimated in his influence as a teacher. Many of the eminent potters who went through the Camberwell and Harrow Pottery courses spoke very highly of him.
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Post by studio-pots on January 10th 2013, 10:14 pm

What it should teach you is that British Studio Potters Marks is not a very good source of information. Cheeky


I did meet Colin on several occasions towards the end of his life and he did appear to be a nice bloke and generous with his time.


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Post by studio-pots on February 24th 2013, 4:22 pm

And here we have a nice little number in pink, which I sold some time ago!



Note his personal seal near the base.


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Post by studio-pots on March 25th 2013, 10:58 am

The one below is from my own collection: -



It was purchased for quite a modest price as well.

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Post by studio-pots on March 25th 2013, 11:55 am

Indeed. Getting it from the back on the cabinet to photograph has made me fall in love with it all over again. I did originally buy it to re-sell but just occasionally I can't bear to do that.

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Post by Potty on March 25th 2013, 12:58 pm

I don't blame you for keeping it! It's the best example of his work I've "seen".

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Post by skipposal on March 26th 2013, 6:46 pm

I'm envious of that lovely winged pot too. One day! Until then I shall enjoy my pair of Colin's standard ware bowls - as pointed out, quite cheap on ebay but wonderful quality for all that.



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Post by NaomiM on April 3rd 2013, 11:57 pm

Colin Pearson bowl with handle.






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Post by Eclectic-Dorset on May 20th 2013, 11:57 am

Unusual Pearson Ashtray with the British Petroleum logo.
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Re: Colin Pearson

Post by philpot on July 23rd 2013, 9:01 am

Mark on production work.

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Post by philpot on July 23rd 2013, 9:03 am

Mark on winged work.
This from an early 80's 'Teapot' which is one of my favourite pieces.

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Post by big ed on June 6th 2014, 3:50 pm



lamp base 5" high

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Post by studio-pots on June 6th 2014, 6:00 pm

As my post elsewhere might have suggested, I'm not a big lover of lampbases but I like the look of the "lump" above.

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