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Post by skipposal on February 26th 2013, 8:08 pm

Here's another potter that I really rate when I'm in the mood for something lighthearted. She's also quite collectable and her current work sells for good prices. I bought this delightful mug from the Great Eastern Co-op shop (now Craftco) in Southwold, Suffolk during the early 1990s. At that time Maureen was based in Homersfield, nr Harlaston, Suffolk. The cup, which I used for years, is wheelthrown in red earthenware with painted slip and sgraffito decoration under a clear glaze. Unmarked. 8.8cm (height).



My second Minchin piece appeared recently on ebay and even though it has a small hairline I couldn't resist, especially as it was made after her move in 2000 to Scotland. Exactly the same techniques but this time with a stamp. 5.4cm (height).


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Post by NaomiM on February 26th 2013, 8:14 pm

Ooh, you're so lucky. I'd love some of her stuff but it's now become far too expensive.

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Post by Potty on February 26th 2013, 8:27 pm

I rate her work highly too, the decoration she does is brilliant. Happy

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Post by skipposal on February 26th 2013, 9:02 pm

Yes - I stopped using the mug when I realised how expensive her work was!
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Post by NaomiM on February 27th 2013, 5:23 pm

Her work reminds me of Margaret Brampton's stuff - and her prices are still very reasonable in comparison. I predict she'll be just as expensive in a couple of decades from now.

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Post by skipposal on February 27th 2013, 10:29 pm

Don't know Margaret Brampton's work - I shall google her forthwith
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Post by NaomiM on June 17th 2014, 7:55 am

Large plate with dragonflies





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Post by studio-pots on June 18th 2014, 10:09 am

A potter that I've not heard of, who it appears hasn't marked her work since the late 1980s.

I assume that you judge it to be her work on the style and, if so, has it changed over the years?

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Post by NaomiM on June 18th 2014, 10:45 am

It hasn't changed much in terms of technique and designs and materials, but the compositions have become more elaborate over the years. I also have a frog bowl to upload which is marked and has a bare border which these days she would have filled with extra plants and animals.

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Post by NaomiM on June 18th 2014, 10:50 am

There is a Minchin collectors page on FB.  Happy 
Apparently her next kiln opening is in October.

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Post by Potty on June 18th 2014, 3:29 pm

studio-pots wrote:A potter that I've not heard of, who it appears hasn't marked her work since the late 1980s.

I assume that you judge it to be her work on the style and, if so, has it changed over the years?

She's a potter who's pots are instantly recognisable, though her earlier pots are a lot plainer, they are still in the same manner.

I could spot her pots a mile off, but I not be able to tell you what her mark looks like.  Laughter 

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Post by NaomiM on June 18th 2014, 6:01 pm

Potty wrote:

I could spot her pots a mile off, but I not be able to tell you what her mark looks like.  Laughter 

Fret no more, Potty, here it is.  Happy  - although it's not the mark in Yates-Owen, so I don't know when it dates from, but it is a relatively early piece of hers judging by the degree of decoration.









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Post by Potty on June 18th 2014, 6:40 pm

Thanks Naomi, though to be honest I've seen her mark several times, but always forget it instantly, as no point trying to remember it, with her distinct style.  Big Laughter 

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Post by NaomiM on June 18th 2014, 10:24 pm

I suspect the dragonfly 'plate' was the base to a cheese dome.

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