Joanna Constantinidis English studio potter 1927-2000

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Post by Mordeep on September 10th 2015, 4:40 pm

After having an item by this lady identified on this forum I was surprised to see that she did not have a dedicated page, so this is hopefully an appropriate way of correcting that.



Joanna Constantinidis

1927-2000

Described by the Guardian as a "Radical potter who went back to the wheel - and helped to reinvent the 'thrown' vessel"

Here is a link to a very detailed obituary from the Guardian http://www.theguardian.com/news/2000/aug/03/guardianobituaries3

Attached are pictures of the pot identified on this forum with the burned in C mark used by Joanna. There are other potters who use a similar C mark and can be mistaken for Joanna. But she does have a certain style to her work and a quick google search will give you an idea of the types of items she made. From what I have researched this style of vessel was produced in the late 1970's. I have not been able to find much work for sale but demand does appear to be high for what she made. Auction sales would seem to support the idea she is in the top 5% of studio pottery artists.








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Post by philpot on September 10th 2015, 5:47 pm

If you want to see Joanna Constantinidis work,then the best collection is in Chelmsford Museum. The National Arts Collection purchased 32 pieces from her estate on her death,and presented them to Chelmsford Museum.Which was only right,as she spent almost her entire career teaching at Chelmsford College.
This link is to the Arts collection purchase and photographs of the work.
http://www.artfund.org/supporting-museums/art-weve-helped-buy/artwork/9135/32-pots-joanna-constantinidis
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Post by brin mcardle on September 10th 2015, 6:13 pm

Do they have much else of interest Philpot...i am being lazy i could look at their website
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Post by Mordeep on September 10th 2015, 7:57 pm

Don't think they have a huge display of pottery but it is free entry and could be worth a trip to see the Grayson Perry they have? (and Joanna)
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Post by Potty on September 10th 2015, 10:00 pm

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Post by studio-pots on September 10th 2015, 10:11 pm

I have in the past seen a number of wood-fired stoneware pots with ash glazes appearing on auction sites as being by Joanna, as they have a C mark.

She did nothing like that during her career and the ones that I have seen have been by Clare Sutcliffe, who used to pot in Sussex. Clare's C was slightly different in any case.

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Post by studio-pots on September 10th 2015, 10:36 pm


This stoneware vase is 17.5 inches tall (44.5 cm) and was made around 1983.

I sold it recently for around one third of what it made in auction in 2000.

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Post by Mordeep on September 11th 2015, 12:40 am

I really like her work. It comes across as very simple at first but from what I have read this was a process she aimed for. Stripping away glaze and design to get back to a almost raw state. To me it is interesting and has a direction that appears all her own.

Attached is a link to a Christies sale of some very similar designed pots to the one above from 2002
http://www.christies.com/lotfinder/lot/a-joanna-constantinidis-stoneware-vase-3933480-details.aspx?pos=190&intObjectID=3933480&sid=

From what little I have been able to find on sale no one can add anything of hers to a collection without spending around 200 or more. But I guess a few years back they could have been a lot higher from what has been said? No idea really though.
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Post by studio-pots on September 11th 2015, 7:40 am

I think that little appears these days because people don't want to make a loss (you have an advantage with your piece). I did on the tall vase above but I bought it along with a Bernard Leach vase that I made a significant profit on so could afford to. I'd had it for too long and my regular customers had all seen it and passed on it.

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Post by studio-pots on September 11th 2015, 5:43 pm

Footed porcelain vessel.


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Post by philpot on September 12th 2015, 9:20 am

Her work sells for very good auction prices in East Anglia.Which is where she lived all her professional life. An 8 inch wavy vase went for 420 hammer price in Reeman Dansie last week.
The interesting part of her work is the domestic cups and plates she did when she retired. There are a number of pieces in the V&A collection.
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These photos are all frpm the Joanna Contsnatinidis collection at Chelmsford Museum.
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Post by cycladelic on July 12th 2017, 7:14 am

Here's a 14cm dia' bowl which looks like it could be from the 1990s. Can anyone confirm?

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Post by NaomiM on July 12th 2017, 10:38 am

It doesn't look like her C stamp. Maybe Gwyn Hansen Pigott's other mark

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