Owl slipware mug - Alexander Sharp Morar Pottery?

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Owl slipware mug - Alexander Sharp Morar Pottery?

Post by Squatepantz on December 20th 2016, 8:18 am




Hi all, I bought this mug on the Isle of Skye from a junk shop a few years back. I not a collector of studio pottery but have an interest in owls so I know nothing about the origins of this piece. I have looked for the studio by its mark but so far I have been unsuccessful. Any info on this piece will be gratefully received. Many thanks in advance,
Rob


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Post by Essenjay on December 20th 2016, 3:53 pm

Alexander Sharp of Morar Pottery.
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Post by NaomiM on December 20th 2016, 8:59 pm

We've had an owl jug like this before, with the same mark, and I also have a pot with the same mark but it hasn't been positively identified yet - hence the querstion mark in the title. It's not the same 'as' mark for Alexander Sharp as in the BSPM book or on the pots on this thread - http://www.20thcenturyforum.com/t17234-alexander-alex-sharp#134634 - but maybe he had another mark.
Closest I've found is Thomas Plowman

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Post by r-and-f on December 20th 2016, 11:37 pm

Don't know who it is but I do think you can confidently cross Alexander Sharp off your list of possibilities.
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Post by mowen on December 25th 2016, 9:36 pm

I still love mine, would love to know who made it!
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from Alexander Sharp's Grandaughter (on behalf of his wife Elizabeth)

Post by BTaylor1 on February 5th 2017, 11:28 pm



Hello to anyone on this forum.

I have been requested to write to any of you who have any interest in my grandfather's pottery.My name is Beth Taylor (Nee Sharp). I am Alex's granddaughter and currently live with my grandmother, Elizabeth Sharp. Sadly, I didn't possess the same talent (I am instead training as an opera singer, very much inspired by his love of classical music).


My aunt had come across this forum by accident and when she showed it to my gran, she was pleasantly surprised to see some people who are clearly very fond of his work. She isn't able to use a computer but was keen to get in touch to let any one know that if they have any questions regarding my grandfather's pottery, they can get in touch through me here or personal email. She also has many pieces here at home that she would be happy to show anyone who may be interested in the future- she knows a lot about his work.


My gran, as did Alex eventually, lost her hearing many years ago and is unable to communicate by regular telephone and would require things written on paper as her lip-reading isn't at an efficient stage.

Please feel free to get in touch with me anytime.

Best wishes,

Beth
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Post by dantheman on February 6th 2017, 1:00 am

Welcome Beth and thank you, I'm sure there will be quite a few questions

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