Large Slipware Plate, Leaping Hare - Geoff and Pat Fuller

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Large Slipware Plate, Leaping Hare - Geoff and Pat Fuller

Post by stardust* on May 4th 2016, 9:11 pm

30cm across, with I think slip leaping hare design.
Need a bit of help with the mark please.



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Post by NaomiM on May 4th 2016, 9:47 pm

I don't know the mark, but Brian Andrew and Paul Young spring to mind

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Post by stardust* on May 5th 2016, 1:19 pm

Thanks Naomi. I contacted Paul Young to ask if it was his...looked like it could possibly be an early plate. Unfortunately he said it's not his (very good of him to respond so quickly though). He suggested Geof Fuller or Ros Smith as possibles...just following those up.
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Post by stardust* on May 8th 2016, 12:13 pm

I'm pretty sure it's Geoff Fuller. He's in Wardlow Mires, Peak District, not too far away. I've emailed to ask for sure.
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Post by NaomiM on May 8th 2016, 12:55 pm

Agreed. Not much of Geoff Fullers stuff online unfortunately; he mainly makes it for his own use at the pub and sell the surplus at the annual festival.

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Post by stardust* on May 8th 2016, 1:50 pm

The Wardlow Mires Festival (September 10-11th 2016) is where you can see some Geoff Fuller and others: http://www.potsandfood.co.uk/
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Post by stardust* on May 8th 2016, 3:39 pm

Pat Fuller replied to my email. She said "this plate is from our original standard-ware range, thrown by me and decorated by Geoff."  This range is no longer made and Pat concentrates more on her own work.



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Post by NaomiM on May 8th 2016, 4:07 pm

All the Geoff Fuller pieces I've seen are unmarked. I suspect the footprint is from a pet cat

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Post by NaomiM on May 8th 2016, 4:11 pm

Pat Fuller has a P. mark that is very similar to Polperro and Pickering Potteries marks

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Re: Large Slipware Plate, Leaping Hare - Geoff and Pat Fuller

Post by stardust* on May 13th 2016, 4:40 pm

Thanks Naomi, I've seen pat's mark now and pinned it for future ref!
When I bought Geoffs plate there were another 2 I left at the shop, bought this one because it was the only one with a mark! I would have bought the fish decorated one, which I really liked if I'd known it was the family cat!
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Post by studio-pots on May 13th 2016, 6:08 pm

I think there's some confusion here. The cat only decorated the plate you bought and it marked - the fish decorated one was decorated by Geoff. Shrugs

Pretty impressive to be able to train a cat to do that. Embarrassed

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Post by stardust* on May 13th 2016, 8:22 pm

Confusion is an understatement SP, I need to read through my replies before posting!...so the cat decorated this plate and marked it, we've established that, and the fish decorated plate wasn't actually done by his cat or his fish!
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Post by studio-pots on May 13th 2016, 8:35 pm

I think you're there. Most Excellent

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Post by denbydump on May 13th 2016, 8:38 pm

Good research Stardust, I'll look out for that paw-print.
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