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Post by NaomiM on October 15th 2013, 7:58 pm

Large Ikebana vase. Slab-built. Possibly 60-70s vintage. Inscribed DW. - the textured surface, colour, and glaze reminds me of David Wright, but it's not his mark or the sort of shape he's doing now.
16" high, 10" across at it's widest point










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Post by beedragon on October 15th 2013, 8:23 pm

Looks sort of like a very interesting chimney flue!
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Post by tenpot on October 15th 2013, 8:46 pm

maybe a student piece
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Post by NaomiM on October 15th 2013, 8:50 pm

beedragon wrote:Looks sort of like a very interesting chimney flue!
I was trying to draw it for a friend and it now has a nickname beginning with p, which modesty prevents me from repeating on this forum. Embarrassed 

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Post by NaomiM on October 15th 2013, 8:51 pm

tenpot wrote:maybe a student piece
Fair enough, I was expecting that. Maybe, maybe not.

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Post by big ed on October 16th 2013, 8:14 am

NaomiM wrote:
beedragon wrote:Looks sort of like a very interesting chimney flue!
I was trying to draw it for a friend and it now has a nickname beginning with p, which modesty prevents me from repeating on this forum. Embarrassed 
Cock begins with a C Laughter 

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Post by studio-pots on October 16th 2013, 9:10 am

I will resist saying that it is by a pretend Scottish potter, whose name is Willie Dick, but imagine that this is the pot referred to as being in the boot of your car waiting to be sneaked in the house. You seem to have done that part but how is Mr. M going to believe it has been around for ages without him noticing?

Now to the pot: - I think you made the right choice buying this rather than the bottle but not sure if you are going to be able to identify it.

It could be by a hobby potter but the size suggests that a large kiln was used to fire it and it is quite complexed so I would tend to think that it was by someone who was quite a serious maker.

The form does fit the time period you suggest and I looked back in a CPA (Craft Potters' Association) book to perhaps find some clues as to a name. Besides potters that I was aware of, there were two potters with DW as initials who had been members of the CPA yet I can find no reference to them or their work elsewhere. That illustrated for me that some information about potters active pre-1980 has been lost and is very unlikely to come to light unless a descendant sees an image like this, recognises it and decides to let us know.

So I can't really make any suggestions as to who made it but believe I would have bought it too and most likely put it in the garden where a number of my large pots go.

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Re: Arrow shaped pot signed DW

Post by NaomiM on October 16th 2013, 11:03 am

big ed wrote:
NaomiM wrote:
beedragon wrote:Looks sort of like a very interesting chimney flue!
I was trying to draw it for a friend and it now has a nickname beginning with p, which modesty prevents me from repeating on this forum. Embarrassed 
Cock begins with a C Laughter 
Maybe, but cock pot doesn't quite have the same ring to it . Big Laughter 

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Post by NaomiM on October 16th 2013, 11:14 am

It could be by a hobby potter but the size suggests that a large kiln was used to fire it and it is quite complexed so I would tend to think that it was by someone who was quite a serious maker.
I was thinking that too. It has a heavy layer of dust inside so not a recent piece. I think maybe by someone proficient but not at the top of their form yet.
It's currently hiding in the corner of the lounge. Since hubby failed to see the new chair that was sitting there for a week before being dropped off at a friends house it may be safe there for a few months before being spotted.

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Post by big ed on October 16th 2013, 11:15 am

Ok Knob then , ..seriously it reminds me a bit like the Whitten Piece I have although it's P Whitten ( still waiting from Jon Whitten to hopefully send some details about that one )

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Post by NaomiM on May 22nd 2014, 9:02 am

Not David Wright's, unfortunately.

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Duncan Woods?

Post by NaomiM on March 15th 2017, 11:56 pm

Maybe Duncan Woods, Oakwood, Leeds

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