Cecil Hodkinson, Braunton North Devon Studio Ceramics

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Cecil Hodkinson, Braunton North Devon Studio Ceramics

Post by stardust* on August 9th 2016, 5:59 pm

I found this today on a bric-a-brac stall, it's a beautiful shimmery brown glaze up close, beautiful thing altogether.
It's clearly stamped, but not the same as on the Braunton thread. I was wondering if this was a later pot in the Braunton history?



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Re: Cecil Hodkinson, Braunton North Devon Studio Ceramics

Post by hercules brabazon on August 9th 2016, 10:23 pm

I think it must be this pottery - completely separate from the more familiar slipware pottery (which close in 1971):
https://ehive.com/collections/4561/objects/166811/studio-ceramics-east-street-braunton

"Cecil Hodkinson and Phillipa outside pottery in East Street which opened in 1956 and closed on Cecil's retirement in October 1998."
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Post by stardust* on August 9th 2016, 11:10 pm

Thanks hb, that explains the difference. I suspect there's not much more information to be found other than yours, they look like a pottery that has passed under the internet radar.
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Post by hercules brabazon on August 10th 2016, 12:04 am

A short article celebrating Cecil Hodkinson's 100th birthday in 2011, mentioning his background as a metallurgist:
http://www.westernmorningnews.co.uk/cecil-s-centenarian-celebrations/story-11727041-detail/story.html

But that seems to be about all the solid information there is online about a pottery in production for more than 40 years.
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Re: Cecil Hodkinson, Braunton North Devon Studio Ceramics

Post by stardust* on August 10th 2016, 6:13 pm

What a great piece to read. A wonderful talented man, quietly doing what he loved until 88 years old!
Thanks for finding that hb.
I'm keeping this beauty (it's a personal choice what's beautiful) on display at home.
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