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Post by sasajohoro on September 1st 2015, 10:56 pm

Anybody rate Jerry Harper's work? He seems to be quite collectible right now - this first piece (featuring the "Lincoln Imp") sold within 75 minutes of me putting it up on ebay last November!











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Post by NaomiM on September 2nd 2015, 1:13 am

He's a good potter but has a limited range. I think the imp one probably appealed on several levels, not just to collectors of studio pottery

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Re: Jerry Harper, Blacktoft, Yorkshire

Post by sasajohoro on September 2nd 2015, 1:32 pm

I'm not sure if the imp one was a special commission for Lincoln Cathedral or just a particular inspiration for him.

I've not seen a lot of his stuff but you're right, it can be a bit same-y. Good quality, though.
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Post by NaomiM on September 2nd 2015, 2:24 pm

I suspect a lot of it is commissions, judging from the various applied decoration

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Re: Jerry Harper, Blacktoft, Yorkshire

Post by studio-pots on September 2nd 2015, 8:28 pm

It might well be collectable but not to anyone remotely interested in studio pottery and to be honest the throwing looks very clumsy at best.


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Post by philpot on September 3rd 2015, 9:51 am

Does anyone know if Jerry Harper ran a production pottery with other potters? There always seems a fair amount of it around on Ebay,and seems to be one of the more frequent potters who turn up in charity shops. All implies quite a substantial production.
Think you are being a bit harsh there Studio. His work is good journey man pottery. But having said that,probably never anything to set the collecting heart alight. Hs work always goes cheaply on Ebay.Virtuallyu nothing more than 10 at the very best.
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Post by studio-pots on September 3rd 2015, 11:37 am

I wouldn't normally make such comments about the quality of the work but after it was stated that it was "collectible" and "good quality" I did feel that might encourage someone coming across this thread to purchase some of this pottery. Something that I didn't think was wise, which the Ebay prices quoted seem to back up.

The first post did ask for comments and I do stick by what I wrote above but agree that others might think I was being a little harsh.

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Post by NaomiM on September 3rd 2015, 12:25 pm

His work always catches my eye on the charity shop shelves, so I do believe it's well potted. But well potted and collectable don't always go hand in hand. There is a lot of it around and its mainly commemorative or tourist pieces.

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Re: Jerry Harper, Blacktoft, Yorkshire

Post by NaomiM on September 3rd 2015, 12:27 pm

If you want a cheap mug that'll probably last a lifetime then I'd recommend buying one of his.

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Re: Jerry Harper, Blacktoft, Yorkshire

Post by sasajohoro on September 3rd 2015, 8:43 pm

Thank you for your comments, studio-pots (although I did rather think I was being put in my place somewhat! Shrugs ) - and for everyone else's.

I would hope people would make up their own minds as to the quality of his work and whether or not it would be "wise" to purchase it - I certainly wouldn't expect anyone to buy purely on my recommendation, I was merely stating my own view based on the examples I've come across.

Each to his own, eh?! Happy
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Post by NaomiM on September 3rd 2015, 9:29 pm

I think it was the opening question "Anybody rate Jerry Harper's work?" which was interpreted in various ways in the responses. We didn't realise it was purely rhetorical.

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Re: Jerry Harper, Blacktoft, Yorkshire

Post by studio-pots on September 3rd 2015, 10:01 pm

sasajohoro wrote:Thank you for your comments, studio-pots (although I did rather think I was being put in my place somewhat! Shrugs ) - and for everyone else's.

Each to his own, eh?! Happy

Sorry if that appeared to be what I was doing but I'm very glad it hasn't scared you off. Of course you can do the same to me in the future. It's probably best when I'm least expecting it.

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