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Geoffrey Whiting, Avoncroft Pottery

Post by Oldmagpie on April 22nd 2013, 3:02 pm

Set up Avoncroft Pottery at Avoncroft, Worcestershire in about 1950. He moved the pottery to Hampton Lovett, Worcestershire in 1955. Closed Avoncroft in 1971 and started St Augustine's Pottery in Canterbury, Kent. Whiting carried on potting there while teaching at Kings School, Canterbury and Medway College of Art and Design.




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Re: Geoffrey Whiting, Avoncroft Pottery

Post by studio-pots on April 22nd 2013, 4:38 pm

Now that we have a thread I can add an image of a porcelain teapot of Geoffrey's that I sold last year.

It was made in Canterbury most probably in the early 1980s.


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Re: Geoffrey Whiting, Avoncroft Pottery

Post by studio-pots on April 22nd 2013, 4:47 pm

Certainly towards the end of his life it was his teapots that he was most noted for. The collector, Bill Ismay, bought a number and these are now in the collection in York.

The one above is in Eire.

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Re: Geoffrey Whiting, Avoncroft Pottery

Post by philpot on April 22nd 2013, 11:06 pm

One of the most underestimated potters in the Leach tradition.
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Geoffrey Whiting

Post by philpot on June 18th 2013, 6:03 pm

Often known as 'The Potters Potter'. Probably one of the best potters of the Leach tradition. Justifiably famous for his teapots,which are simply gorgeous.



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Re: Geoffrey Whiting, Avoncroft Pottery

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Re: Geoffrey Whiting, Avoncroft Pottery

Post by studio-pots on June 18th 2013, 8:32 pm

As you mentioned his teapots an image.



It may look like the one I posted in the Teapot thread but it is not!

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Re: Geoffrey Whiting, Avoncroft Pottery

Post by NaomiM on March 30th 2014, 4:38 pm

Chawan









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Re: Geoffrey Whiting, Avoncroft Pottery

Post by studio-pots on March 30th 2014, 4:44 pm

Not that common so a very nice find, especially at a Boot Fair.

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Re: Geoffrey Whiting, Avoncroft Pottery

Post by NaomiM on March 30th 2014, 5:19 pm

Cheers. Seller also had the Simon Eeles salt pig. Hoping she'll be back with more stuff later in the season.

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Re: Geoffrey Whiting, Avoncroft Pottery

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Re: Geoffrey Whiting, Avoncroft Pottery

Post by Davee on August 15th 2015, 5:37 pm

Small green vase. Only has the Avoncroft Mark and not Whitings personal seal.






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Re: Geoffrey Whiting, Avoncroft Pottery

Post by Davee on August 15th 2015, 5:40 pm

Bowl or Chawan, again no personal seal.






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Re: Geoffrey Whiting, Avoncroft Pottery

Post by stardust* on March 9th 2016, 7:48 pm

Found this in a charity shop today, it's unfortunately had a small piece glued back on lid and has a small chip inside the lid. I bought it nevertheless as I don't come across Geoffrey Whiting pottery very often, never have in fact, especially with his personal seal. I considered just how much of a difference a little damage makes on a piece by such a fine potter...it's good enough for my shelf.




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Re: Geoffrey Whiting, Avoncroft Pottery

Post by hercules brabazon on January 27th 2017, 11:38 am

Chunky celadon mug/tankard, 11.5cm tall. The "A" mark only.


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