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Post by NaomiM on March 29th 2013, 10:37 pm

Coffee set (missing saucers). Slipware decoration in the typical wheat-ear / wheatsheaf pattern.

Made by Dieter Kunzemann at the Evenlode Pottery or Coldstone Pottery 1950-70s - The fact it's stamped DK rather than having the Coldstone stamp may mean it's from the Evenlode Pottery.







Jug was bought separately so I'll post the mark too




Dieter Kunzemann was born near Leipzig, East Germany in 1928. He trained and worked with his father-in-law, country potter Chris Harries, at Coldstone Pottery from 1953-1967. In 1967 he started Evenlode Pottery in Gloucestershire. He is known for producing domestic and decorative slipware, mostly with wheatear decoration and using green, yellow and black glazes. [Died in 2011].

From John Harlow's blog http://www.john-harlow.co.uk/history.htm :

1967-1968 The Coldstone Pottery, Ascott-under-Wychwood near Woodstock, is where I really learned to make pots in production sequences. The clay was 2 parts St Thomas's and one part local yellow clay which gave the fired pieces a mellow pink body colour rather than the stark terracotta of Stoke red clays. It was all slipware so there was a high attrition rate through collapse of greenware. Coldstone was characterised by crossed-wheatear decoration and what Chris Harries used to call "matchstick" as on this bowl [see blog]. Both difficult to do well. The glazes were lead-bisilicate transparent and Chris kept his recipes in a safe!! Coldstone was an idyllic place and something to which I aspired. It was watching the thrower, Dieter Kunzemann, who preceded my time there which turned me on to wanting to be a potter.


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Coldstone Pottery - Chris Harries

Post by potterymad62 on February 9th 2015, 4:47 pm

Very nice Chris Harries oval dish from the Coldstone Pottery. 1954 to 1968





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Dieter Kunzemann, Coldstone Pottery

Post by lindylou08 on March 9th 2015, 6:12 pm

Hi
This dish has an impressed mark , but I think it's incomplete.
Any ideas would be welcome . I've been through the book but unable to find anything similar.





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Re: Dieter Kunzemann & Chris Harries - Evenlode and Coldstone Potteries

Post by Davee on March 9th 2015, 6:32 pm

Dieter Kunzman, Coldstone Pottery

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Post by lindylou08 on March 9th 2015, 9:02 pm

Thanks for that Davee
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Post by lindylou08 on March 16th 2015, 8:51 pm

I have just seen a couple of items that at first glance appear to be by DK , this time with a wheatear decoration. However the mark isn't the same so my questions are did he ever have a different mark or are there any known potters who use the wheatear deco??
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Re: Dieter Kunzemann & Chris Harries - Evenlode and Coldstone Potteries

Post by NaomiM on March 16th 2015, 9:15 pm

The wheatear is a traditional style of decoration that has been used for centuries.

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Post by NaomiM on May 17th 2015, 2:10 am

Slipware fish platter by Coldstone Pottery





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Post by NaomiM on May 17th 2015, 2:57 am

Regretting not buying it now; nice colour.




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Re: Dieter Kunzemann & Chris Harries - Evenlode and Coldstone Potteries

Post by ian Marlow on June 7th 2015, 3:40 pm

This is a large dish with the typical wheat decoration and the body is typical Coldstone. I have seen this mark being sold as Coldstone but I've not been able to identify it. Any thoughts anyone? There are no other impressed marks on the dish.
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Post by NaomiM on June 7th 2015, 6:28 pm

It is one of their shapes and patterns, but I don't know why it's stamped pg.




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Post by ian Marlow on June 7th 2015, 7:42 pm


That's a great match, so it's definitely Coldstone, so it's reasonable to assume then that the dish was made by one of the other potters (as yet unidentified) who worked there over the years.
And of course, as with all these potteries, the person who made the pot wasn't necessarily the person who decorated it.
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Post by NaomiM on August 30th 2015, 12:22 am

Marbled clay egg cup with wheat ear slip decoration.
Not his usual style of DK mark but pretty sure it's an early Dieter Kunzemann






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Re: Dieter Kunzemann & Chris Harries - Evenlode and Coldstone Potteries

Post by Shikari on October 4th 2015, 1:30 pm

Definitely Evenlode: I attach a photo of my childhood eggcup bought at Evenlode in the mid-seventies.


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Post by NaomiM on October 4th 2015, 1:33 pm

Most Excellent A matching pair

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Post by Shikari on October 4th 2015, 1:45 pm

Yes  Laughter I have one with a green glaze and we used to have a golden-glazed one like the original poster's, all with the crossed wheatstalks.  I used to live in Kingham as a boy and would pass Evenlode Pottery when I cycled to Morton-in-Marsh (where there was and is an excellent toyshop). I stopped in there about four years ago. The pottery had closed as Dieter had died, but by chance his daughter was there. She told me that Dieter had been a prisoner-of-war in England, fell in love while he was here and took up pottery as a student of his father-in-law. I picked this up yesterday with some other pieces while clearing my late my mother's house.


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Post by NaomiM on May 18th 2017, 12:19 pm

Examples of Dieter Kunzemann's marks; not all are in the Marks book -
Seems that Coldstone sometimes stamped an O behind or over the DK mark. Unknown why they did that

http://pin.it/QsWbMNA

http://pin.it/jy-1vTt

http://pin.it/LH9oTYv

Other marks -

http://pin.it/UT-duD3

http://pin.it/WSaObp0

A few slip patterns on Coldstone dishes (Chris Harris liked doing birds and animals; Dieter Kunzemann did some sgraffito pictures) -

http://pin.it/I3fMCHY

http://pin.it/QYfuKaW

http://pin.it/SsGZ9SD

http://pin.it/2DR7OSL

http://pin.it/QkrB4Vg

http://pin.it/Z5TEPpW

http://pin.it/rsFxIVU

http://pin.it/HXedTm0

http://pin.it/2ob19rW

http://pin.it/SOHn3PM

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Post by NaomiM on May 18th 2017, 5:21 pm

Also these two marks, which seem to be CK for Coldstone Kiln, one also bears Mick Dixon's mark

http://pin.it/DDXPAIn

http://pin.it/8XefPoO

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Post by hercules brabazon on June 25th 2017, 12:10 pm

Small  Dieter Kunzemann plant holder. Wheatear pattern, DK mark.



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