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Blue mugs and bowl with WJ mark - Elizabeth Gale

Post by NaomiM on January 1st 2016, 10:32 pm

At first sight I thought this was David Lloyd Jones' mark but now I'm not so sure. The decoration has a Dartington Pottery vibe, and the bowl shape is reminiscent of Alan White






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Post by Mud Baker on January 1st 2016, 11:23 pm

...is it porcelain?
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Post by dantheman on January 1st 2016, 11:24 pm

I agree it's Poolingtonesque

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Post by Mud Baker on January 2nd 2016, 9:10 am

Hi Naomi - for what it's worth!
I'm clutching at straws a little but I'm sure in the dim & distant past I've seen similar - my guess and it's only a guess which may help others guide you in the right direction. If your bowl is porcelain? it looks to have a deep thrown foot and is not dissimilar to those of Aldermaston - stay with me! Geoffrey Eastop was a founder member of Aldermaston with ACS. He later worked with/for John Piper (Artist) and your little bowl could be from his period of work after Piper. He did use some porcelain, bold glazes splattered with resist markings & quite abstract. The mark is not a million miles away from those shown for Eastop but does differ from the books, could be a later mark or his stamp had twisted or was dirty!! I'm not sticking my neck out enough to confirm it would be him but I'm sure this may allow others more expert than me with his work to confirm - many museums hold his work (usually much larger chargers) I did once see the charger held by Bucks CC museum depicting a nuclear explosion/mushroom FAB & huge in red/orange black from memory.
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Post by NaomiM on January 2nd 2016, 3:01 pm

Thanks for the suggestions. I have a couple of pieces by Geofrey Eastop from his time in Aldermaston and afterwards. Tbh, he was a far better thrower than decorator. Also I haven't come across any of his pots with a stamped mark. They've all been handwritten. But I'll investigate further.

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Post by NaomiM on January 2nd 2016, 3:07 pm

The clay might be porcelain or a white stoneware.

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Post by Potty on January 2nd 2016, 4:04 pm

Looks like stoneware to me anyway.

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Post by NaomiM on January 2nd 2016, 4:57 pm

Potty wrote:Looks like stoneware to me anyway.


Agreed. If it was porcelain I'd expect it to be a little more thinly potted.

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Post by dantheman on January 2nd 2016, 8:21 pm

also I have only seen those glazes on stoneware

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Blue Glaze Polka Dot WJ - Elizabeth Gale

Post by stardust* on November 14th 2016, 11:59 am

Four matching pots all dark blue glaze with light blue dots and a shimmer of gold effect in places mark unusual base mark I think is WJ can anyone ID this please?




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Post by NaomiM on November 14th 2016, 12:16 pm

I thought it was David Lloyd Jones' Mark but it doesn't seem crisp enough. It's very like the mark on a bowl of mine, which I also thought was by Lloyd Jones until I compared the fonts.

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Post by stardust* on November 14th 2016, 12:39 pm

Here's one of the others, stamped side ways....it's so small, hard to get a good close up. Seems like a slightly different stamp was used.
I see what you mean about the Lloyd Jones stamp.

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Post by stardust* on November 14th 2016, 12:56 pm

Yep, that's the one.
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Post by dantheman on November 14th 2016, 1:59 pm

Yours is beautiful Naomi

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Re: Blue mugs and bowl with WJ mark - Elizabeth Gale

Post by NaomiM on January 30th 2017, 1:20 am

Possibly by Dianna Barraclough, Wawcott House, Nr. Newbury


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Post by NaomiM on January 15th 2018, 3:57 pm

I now think this is by Elizabeth Gale before she turned to salt glazing


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Post by NaomiM on January 15th 2018, 3:59 pm

Liz Gale's mark (she sees to have several versions of her EG mark but this is the closest to the mark above)

https://pin.it/xxi66l6vrieats

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Re: Blue mugs and bowl with WJ mark - Elizabeth Gale

Post by NaomiM on January 15th 2018, 4:03 pm

One of her porcelain bowls with a label. Has the same blue glaze as these mugs. Also she wire cuts her bases in a similar manner.

https://pin.it/rgq6pxpr6mrpti

https://pin.it/gklimek4di6rhj

https://pin.it/mivyf7lmt2glch


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Post by dantheman on January 15th 2018, 4:04 pm

why mark her work with a J ?

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Post by NaomiM on January 15th 2018, 4:08 pm

It's actually an EG monogram, but for some reason she turns the stamp sideways or upsidedown so it looks like a WJ

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Post by NaomiM on January 15th 2018, 4:18 pm

Not very clear, but this is Diana Barraclough's mark with the Walcott House mark

https://pin.it/ujtnyt3cwfea72

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Post by dantheman on January 15th 2018, 4:47 pm

you should email her, she's very chatty

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