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Post by Taylor Thomas on May 5th 2013, 2:32 pm



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Post by studio-pots on May 5th 2013, 5:46 pm

A totally new name to me but I assume that he potted in the North of England, as I found reference to a "Caton with Littledale" in Lancashire and that a Barry Gregson was part of a mixed ceramics exhibition at the Abbot Hall Art Gallery in Cumbria back in 1970?

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Post by skipposal on May 5th 2013, 6:49 pm

Is that the original lampshade? It's a work of art in itself Most Excellent
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Post by Taylor Thomas on May 5th 2013, 8:14 pm

I would think the she shade is original... He's not a potter I knew about neither.... Another lamp in the house for the wife to dislike.. Happy
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Post by Taylor Thomas on May 5th 2013, 8:15 pm

The she shade? I typed too quick..
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Post by 16sheds on April 2nd 2016, 1:35 pm

Barry Gregson was my inspirational pottery teacher at Lancaster Royal Grammar School in the late 60s. He went out of his way to encourage my creativity, even though 'the system' had pushed me into the sciences, and warned me when 'the Gestapo in the staff room' were having a crackdown on smoking ! I've long given up the fags but his encouragement and generosity of spirit have stayed with me all my life - I only wish I could tell him now.

Barry ran Caton Pottery with his wife Ann, and their daughter married Andy Goldsworthy.
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Post by studio-pots on April 2nd 2016, 2:11 pm

Thanks for that and welcome to the Forum.

Have you given up the potting as well as the fags?

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Post by NaomiM on April 2nd 2016, 2:42 pm

Wonderful lamp base. A shame about the shade Laughter

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Post by 16sheds on April 3rd 2016, 1:03 pm

Haven't potted since i was at school - I went into wood turning/sculpture instead, as the supply to our house won't support an electric kiln unfortunately.
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