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Post by NaomiM on April 7th 2013, 11:04 pm

Thought this would be an easy one, but so far drawn a blank.
Small bowl, stamped FS







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Post by studio-pots on April 8th 2013, 12:14 am

It could be by Frank Smith, who was really responsible for me becoming interested in studio pottery. I visited his studio in Peasmarsh, Kent after seeing a sign saying "Pottery Open" and that was it.

He was a member of the CPA and died in 1994. This looks like one of the marks he used - I'll try and check, as the glaze doesn't look familiar but certainly not out of the question.

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Post by NaomiM on April 8th 2013, 1:30 am

By coincidence I looked up Frank Smith but the mark didn't match. But if he used different marks pver the years that could account for it.

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Post by Potty on April 8th 2013, 1:38 am

Mark looks spot on to me Most Excellent

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Post by NaomiM on April 8th 2013, 9:44 am

THat's great. Excellent

Do you have an example? I found one on ebay that looked very different, so I'm assuming they got their Id wrong..

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Post by Potty on April 8th 2013, 10:43 am

I'm only going by the mark in the CPA published "Potters", 2 marks are listed and this looks like a match to the first, the 2nd being more a stylised version.

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Post by NaomiM on April 8th 2013, 11:37 am

Cheers. Happy

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Post by NaomiM on April 8th 2013, 11:55 am

studio-pots wrote:It could be by Frank Smith, who was really responsible for me becoming interested in studio pottery. I visited his studio in Peasmarsh, Kent after seeing a sign saying "Pottery Open" and that was it.

He was a member of the CPA and died in 1994. This looks like one of the marks he used - I'll try and check, as the glaze doesn't look familiar but certainly not out of the question.


I've seen references to a Frank Smith being Colin Pearson's assistant, and a Frank Smith of Rye Pottery, father or Tim Smith. Are they the same person?

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Post by studio-pots on April 8th 2013, 2:51 pm

Frank had nothing to do with the Rye Pottery but was a member of the Rye Society of Artists. He did work with Colin Pearson in Aylesford and later was assisted at his own pottery by his son, Tim, for two years.



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Post by NaomiM on April 8th 2013, 5:18 pm

Many thanks. Most Excellent

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Post by studio-pots on June 23rd 2013, 4:29 pm

Here is the Frank Smith bowl that I mentioned above. The first piece of studio pottery that I ever bought.


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Post by dantheman on June 23rd 2013, 4:37 pm

is it marked?

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Post by studio-pots on June 25th 2013, 8:33 pm

It is but it is under the glaze so difficult to photograph.


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Post by dantheman on June 25th 2013, 8:35 pm

thanks SP

when did you buy it?

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Post by studio-pots on June 25th 2013, 8:55 pm

1988. I was on my way back from a day out in Rye and saw this sign "Pottery Open". I didn't realise at the time how significant stopping rather than carrying on would be.

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Post by skipposal on June 25th 2013, 9:38 pm

Great story SP!
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Post by NaomiM on April 26th 2017, 8:59 pm

Frank Smith lampbase





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