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Post by bishbosh on January 15th 2016, 11:49 pm

This saltglazed pot has a seal similar to one used by Gwyn Hanssen Pigott but it doesn't seem to be her style.  Does anyone have any other ideas?













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Post by NaomiM on January 16th 2016, 12:40 am

Does seem to be Gwyn Hanssen Pigott's O mark. I don't know an alternative at the moment

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Post by studio-pots on January 16th 2016, 5:38 pm

Why do you think it isn't her style?

..................... and is it allowed out in the light? i.e. I can't see it very well with the dark background.

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Re: Gwyn Hanssen (Pigott)

Post by bishbosh on January 19th 2016, 12:44 am

Thank you for your comments.

The only other work by Gwyn Hanssen Piggot that I have been able to find online is referred to as porcelain and appears more uniformly glazed and finished than this pot, which is stoneware and has uneven, patchy glazing.

I have attached some photographs which I hope are clearer than the first batch.









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Post by studio-pots on January 19th 2016, 8:38 am

The lidded pot is not salt-glazed but looks as if it was wood-fired.

Although I haven't been able to find examples with that type of lid, I have found an image of a pot made by her in France during the mid-1960s with handles just like the ones on your pot (in a book). Therefore I have no reason to believe that it wasn't made by her in the 1960s when she was Gwyn Hanssen.

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Re: Gwyn Hanssen (Pigott)

Post by Mud Baker on January 19th 2016, 11:41 pm

I totally agreed with John, probably early work when she was Gwyn Hanssen. "Pottery in Britain Today" shows some early works which appear of similar appearance. A small casserole dish shows the same handles and the angle of her lids seem the same as yours albeit with a footed/knob - her Teapots show flat lids. However another book "Gwyn Hanseen Pigott - A survey 1955-2005" p.20 shows an absolutely identical lidded bowl/tureen (but with small knob), same glaze, toasted toward the bottom, same handles made at Wenford Bridge Pottery where she was invited back by Cardew in 1964 whilst he spent 15 months in Nigeria. Here she got to use the woodfired kiln which is why your bowl/tureen has that toasty look as opposed to her normally using an electric kiln in London, later that year she had a solo exhibition at the Primavera Gallery & it maybe where your bowl entered the World - who knows!
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