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Jonathan Clappison

Post by clappy1 on August 15th 2010, 4:58 pm

flying free wrote:I love the wall hangings - the angel is my fave but the first geometric one you posted is gorgeous also - mmm spoilt for choice.

I have a mermaid but it's the only one I have.
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One of my Dad's recent pieces is on Ebay at the moment, if you are interested?
James Miles is selling it?

Kind regards

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Post by clappy1 on August 15th 2010, 5:17 pm

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dantheman wrote:
dantheman wrote:http://www.thisishullandeastriding.co.uk/news/Decade-changed-world/article-655724-detail/article.html

In this interview with Clappison,I was interested to read that in 1966 he was given free time to make what he liked,this was the time when he produced his best piece simply called 'the girl'


Hello Dantheman, John has not got one of these models. This was the only bust he did, and only a few dozen were made. These are now very rare, happy hunting!

and did he make any pieces similar to this one? It is possibly my favorite ceramic design of all time

have you seen this piece in the flesh Jonathan?


I have not seen one in the flesh, but I have seen the original design brief. If you are intersted in a copy
I can ask my dad to photo copy it?

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Post by dantheman on August 23rd 2010, 12:08 pm

John has kindly sent me the design brief,I'm astounded that the design wasn't put into production and can only assume that it wasn't viable due to production costs?
Would you mind asking your father please Jonathan?


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Post by clappy1 on August 24th 2010, 8:49 pm

dantheman wrote:John has kindly sent me the design brief,I'm astounded that the design wasn't put into production and can only assume that it wasn't viable due to production costs?
Would you mind asking your father please Jonathan?


Thank you very much for your kind comments. I will ask John some more information regarding production costs on this piece. I know it was extremely time consuming and involved many layers and processes.

Cheers Jonathan.
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Post by clappy1 on August 24th 2010, 8:58 pm

skay wrote: Laughter I also like the first paragraph about the breasts etc - you'd be 'ad up' if that was put in writing in these pc days. Big Laughter

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That's true, the Worlds P.C. mad now!
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Post by dantheman on August 24th 2010, 9:10 pm

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dantheman wrote:John has kindly sent me the design brief,I'm astounded that the design wasn't put into production and can only assume that it wasn't viable due to production costs?
Would you mind asking your father please Jonathan?


Thank you very much for your kind comments. I will ask John some more information regarding production costs on this piece. I know it was extremely time consuming and involved many layers and processes.

Cheers Jonathan.

I would love to know how many were made,I only know of one but I live in hope

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Post by dantheman on August 29th 2010, 11:35 am





John Clappison design 1977

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Post by andywooders on October 3rd 2010, 11:10 am

Hi Jonathan
Im not sure if i have met you but I have been to your house quite a few years ago to meet your wonderful dad. Im a Yorkshire guy too. I sent some time looking through various files and things-wonderful. Your mum thought I would get bored eventually-no so!!

I am still hoping to get a publisher for a book on your day:Contemporary Hornsea: John Clappison 1955-1972 but I also want to include all his other design work
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Post by dantheman on October 3rd 2010, 11:13 am

you must have a great Hornsea collection Andy?

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Post by andywooders on October 3rd 2010, 11:20 am

Hi Dan
Suprisingly I dont have much Hornsea. My connection with Hornsea is very different. To me John Clappison was the only designer in UK to get good design on the dinner tables of ordinary people. I feel other designers did not achieve this.

I mainly collect Susie Cooper-I met her in 1990-that was exciting. I would really love to write a book on John Clappison-he is such a great man and so down to earth. I went to the Hornsea Pottery with school when I was about 11. All I can remember is all the girls wearing Bay City Rollers outfits.

Im new to this site and i am enjoying it very much indeed. I love ceramics.Just been over to Arabia in Helsinki-wonderful. Sneaked into the Savoy Restaurant to see the Aalto interior!!!!!
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Post by dantheman on October 3rd 2010, 11:35 am

That's great! We have very little information relating to Hornsea and non about Susie Cooper so if you feel like letting us know about your 2 passions then I look forward to reading your posts Excellent

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Post by clappy1 on October 3rd 2010, 6:41 pm

Hello Andy,

It is great you have joined the forum!. I do remember you visiting my dad a
few years ago. I hope your well, and I will pass on your best regards to John and Liz. I'm sure they would welcome you to visit them again in the future and discuss any future book publishings, then my dad can update you on all his more recent designs? That is of course, if you have the time?

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Post by andywooders on October 10th 2010, 12:11 am

Hi Dan
I would love to send you some info and images about Susie Cooper
also I have some pics of John Clappison Muramic tiles which i could send in subject to permission of course via Jonathan
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Post by andywooders on October 10th 2010, 7:25 pm

erm-Im a good writing but bad at it-I have tried to upload stuff but it doesnt seem to work for me-that is-I will try again


I was wondering if you would like me to upload info on Susie Cooper with some supporting images such as her Festival of Britain stuff!!
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Post by dantheman on March 26th 2011, 7:26 pm



Fish eye decor planter from the imprest range (John Clappison)

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Hornsea pottery Date 1950/60s?

Post by vanmann on May 1st 2011, 4:21 pm

Hoping that someone could confirm date of this ashtray and possibly ID designer. As well as printed mark in photo it also has an impressed no. 234 - pattern no.? Thanks John



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Post by Oldmagpie on May 1st 2011, 4:50 pm

that mark was used 1956-62 cant help you on the designer though
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Post by dantheman on May 1st 2011, 6:33 pm

Clappison apple design salt and pepper pots

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SMALL HORNSEA DISH ID HELP REQUIRED

Post by vanmann on May 14th 2011, 6:46 pm

Any ideas please with date and designer of this small Hornsea piece. I am tempted to think designed by Clappison but there must be other designers I am unaware of. Thanks John



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Post by dantheman on May 14th 2011, 7:07 pm

looks like the 1956-1962 stamp

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Post by kirkmodern on May 28th 2011, 3:58 pm

Definitely 56-62 backstamp. It is from the modern slipware range, and like you I have always assumed it is Clappisson. I have picked up quite a few of these over the years, mostly cruets in yellow with blue and black dots and blue with yellow and black dots. They were decorated using a rubber bulb with a nozzle then overglazed. This bowl is the only larger piece I have found.
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Post by fuzzyedges on May 30th 2011, 11:54 pm

1960 to1961 called Pageant design
Intresting fact Ash trays up to the early 60's were double the purchase tax so they were often called bon bon dishes to avoid it
but this was a proper ash tray
John Clappison was designing tableware from 1955 to 1972 although I havnt found a definate for pageant he did design the sister cascade 235 in this range so I would say he most definatly designed pageant
A pair of posy holders were also made to go with the ash tray
full range 234 pageant ash tray
235 crescent ash tray
238 posy ring
239 posy trough
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Post by fuzzyedges on May 31st 2011, 1:42 pm

1959 spotted circular bon bon dish
Clappison joined 1958 to do just this kind of pottery
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Post by tenpot on June 12th 2011, 12:48 pm

dantheman wrote:Clappison apple design salt and pepper pots
do you need another pepper Dan?
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