Chuck Schwartz, (Gnarly Dudes), Dartmoor

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Chuck Schwartz, (Gnarly Dudes), Dartmoor

Post by NaomiM on September 5th 2016, 11:31 pm

None of them are signed but they are numbered. Although, according to Sue, the numbers are not the pottery's.

This from Sue Schwartz:
...I do remember that chuck particularly liked the flat vase
They were not wood fired but done in post firing charcoal. he got some great results!
























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Re: Chuck Schwartz, (Gnarly Dudes), Dartmoor

Post by NaomiM on September 6th 2016, 3:01 pm

Confirmed by Sue Schwartz that they are all by her husband, Chuck Schwartz, of Gnarly Dudes fame, Dartmoor.

All the pots in the photos are Chucks...

Some were fired in the pottery co-op's anagama kiln.  

http://www.studiopottery.com/cgi-bin/mp.cgi?item=244

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Post by philpot on September 7th 2016, 9:03 am

So where were you lucky enough to get these? Can't see the emoji for Envy! Laughter
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Post by NaomiM on September 8th 2016, 12:35 am

It was serendipity. Took the mother in law to Hungerford Arcade and she only got to one end before she ran out of steam and we had to go home. So I'm hurrying out when I catch sight of these in the corner and take some quick snaps on the iPhone. Asked a couple of friends on Facebook  but they couldn't ID them but loved them so I knew they had to be something good. I thought they might have been a mix of Jon Fellows, Nic Collins and Sabine Nemet because they're one of the few groups doing this sort of anagama firing, and there were some very similar pots on their website. Had a sleepless night and dashed back the next morning. Bought three, then noticed a dog basket and half chewed bone nearby and went looking for someone with a dog in the hopes they were the dealer and would know where they came from and do me a deal on the rest. As luck would have it she was still in the arcade. She'd bought them as a job lot at auction. Knew nothing about studio pottery and kept calling them raku, and thought I'd paid far too much for the first three so let me have the rest at a bargain price. Meanwhile Sue Schwartz had seen my photos on Facebook and IDed them as being by her husband. There's surprisingly little of Chuck's work online which was why I hadn't been able to ID it off the Gnarly Dudes exhibition website.
But if the mother in law hadn't made me leave early I'd probably have bought just one or two (under her disapproving gaze), and not met the dealer and would probably have returned long after the rest had been sold and then been kicking myself for not buying them when I had the chance Big Laughter

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Post by NaomiM on September 8th 2016, 12:44 am

I'll post some proper photos when the mother in laws gone home and I can unwrap them in peace.

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