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Post by philpot on June 19th 2013, 10:32 am

He sure does a wonderful teapot.And this shape comes in several different sizes.This 23 cms from spout to handle end.

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Post by philpot on June 19th 2013, 10:41 am

Coffee Mugs? Now this is where his non-marking can get tricky.I picked these up in a charity shop for a couple of quid a few years ago. To me,stylistically,they look totally kosher.But....I will always have that slight niggle of doubt:happy2:.
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Post by philpot on June 19th 2013, 10:51 am

Now this one is probably amongst my all time favourites of studio pottery that I and my wife have,and we have had it for many years.
             The cut sided bowl is probably Richard Batterham's trade mark.Such elegance,such balance.and ooooh such skill!
             This bowl is 31 cms in diameter,and 19 cms high.Oh,and its Wonderful for making bread!.That's it with Batterham Pots.they cry out to be used.





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Post by skipposal on June 19th 2013, 1:24 pm

All completely scrummy - especially like the plates which I haven't seen before
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Post by dantheman on July 18th 2013, 9:32 pm

did Richard mark his pots?

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Post by skipposal on July 18th 2013, 10:06 pm

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Post by dantheman on July 18th 2013, 10:07 pm

Silly Richard!

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Post by studio-pots on July 19th 2013, 5:06 pm

dantheman wrote:did Richard mark his pots?

His pots sometimes have incised marks (denoting an experimental clay body) or an ink mark (denoting a glaze recipe) but if you come across a pot that looks like Richard's with a RB mark then it is most likely a "Batterham" but by his son ,Reuben.

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Post by studio-pots on November 11th 2015, 6:21 pm

studio-pots wrote:He's fairly new to salt glazing and isn't always happy with the results but some do turn out rather well. His son, Reuben, taught him.

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After exchanging emails with Reuben today, he gave me more background to this. However, I ought to make it clear that my original statement was based on what Richard had told me during conversations I had with him.

It appears that Richard first tried salt-glazing with John Maltby around 1976/7 in John's kiln in Devon and then built his own kiln with the help of Thiébaut Chagué at his own pottery in 1978.

I knew from my conversations with Richard that he had had a salt kiln for a long time but he told me that he wasn't happy with the results so did no salt glazing for years.

It appears that the first time I ever saw any salt-glazed pots at Richard's was in 2003 and it was then that he said something along the lines of Reuben having helped him with some salt firing and shown him how it should be done.

Reuben's take is that they worked out a few things together, ending with "I didn't teach the master anything".

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