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Post by climberg64 on Sun Jan 06, 2013 1:27 pm




Mary Gibson-Horrocks (an early Leach student) and Gregory Tingay as Brother Alexander produced some gorgeous work. I love the proportions of this and the simple decoration and the unusual glaze colour. Under-rated work IMO.
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Post by philpot on Mon Feb 11, 2013 5:59 am

Mary Gibson Horrocks is probably almost unique,as she worked both at Leach St Ives,and with Michael Cardew. This particular shape is almost atypical.
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Post by studio-pots on Mon Feb 11, 2013 8:39 pm

Mary is either unique or she's not..................... and she's not. Cheeky

I like her pots though.

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Post by philpot on Mon Feb 11, 2013 9:07 pm

One was talking about her experience. I don't know any others that did the Leach/Cardew track in the 40's/50's. Tho no doubt someone else does.Hence the 'almost'.
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Post by studio-pots on Mon Feb 11, 2013 10:50 pm

It was rotten of me I know but I just couldn't stop myself!

You are quite right in that she is unique in being one of the few to have worked with Bernard Leach and Michael Cardew.

Besides Michael Cardew, who fits the bill, the others that I am aware of are Robert Blatherwick, David Stannard (from USA), Peter Stichbury (NZ potter, who worked with Cardew in Abuja), Gwyn Hanssen Pigott (Australia), Chantal Donoyer (France) and Michael Cartwright.

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Post by Guest on Fri Aug 29, 2014 3:51 pm

First one I've found although I'm sure there's loads of them about.

I couldn't read it in the shop.

It's really enjoyable/interesting buying pots bringing them home and finding out the history.





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Post by hercules brabazon on Sun Apr 17, 2016 2:32 pm

Little bud vase with sgraffito swirls. The mark should have a running stag (a fast buck, I suppose) in the centre, but only a hoof and the tip of an antler have registered.



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Post by hercules brabazon on Tue Jul 18, 2017 5:21 pm

Vase 9.5cm high. Impressed mark with the running stag and the words "Buckfast Abbey Crafts Ceramics".







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Post by NaomiM on Tue Nov 21, 2017 10:25 am


Edited:

Mary Boys-Adams, (nee Mary Gibson-Horrocks), moved to Buckfast Abbey to teach the monks. She was deaf-mute, working there in the 60s if not longer, and had been a student of Bernard Leach


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Post by hercules brabazon on Thu Nov 23, 2017 11:52 am


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