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Post by Pip on February 9th 2008, 12:12 pm

Carn Pottery was set up in Cornwall in the 1970s by John Beusmans and is still in production.


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Re: Carn Pottery (Cornwall)

Post by Pip on March 5th 2008, 8:25 pm

cool - would you mind adding the base photo to our Marks Gallery in the Studio section?

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Re: Carn Pottery (Cornwall)

Post by skay on March 6th 2008, 9:54 am

Shrugs

Yes Pip, I'll do it this evening.

Do you know what the x4 on the base refers to please?

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Re: Carn Pottery (Cornwall)

Post by Pip on March 6th 2008, 9:58 am

I'm afraid I don't Sue but I have a Carn Pottery book around here somewhere. When I've tracked it down I'll take a look and see if it's in the book.

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Re: Carn Pottery (Cornwall)

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Re: Carn Pottery (Cornwall)

Post by potterymad62 on December 16th 2009, 4:31 pm

Here's another Carnie vase



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Re: Carn Pottery (Cornwall)

Post by Thesigeng on July 8th 2010, 6:36 pm

skay wrote:Shrugs

Yes Pip, I'll do it this evening.

Do you know what the x4 on the base refers to please?

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Letters A, X and Y represent designs introduced 1972 - 1978. The number is the design shape number and variation.

Number alone is between 1966 and 1972.
N 1 to N42 1978 - 1986.
Vases N43 - N83, T1 - T4 and Cats CT1 - CT6 1986 -1999
W10 - W25 and Flat Cats FC1 - FC9 are 1999 onwards.

This is a general rule of thumb, but there are variations, so beware.
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Post by Thesigeng on July 8th 2010, 6:48 pm

Fan Vase , not signed but with number only.

Front fan shape



Back flower design



Bottom stamp

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Re: Carn Pottery (Cornwall)

Post by vizibell on January 23rd 2011, 11:23 pm

I have several pieces of Carn, collected over the past 10-12 years. However, some have no mark at all (but are clearly Carn) whilst NONE have J Beussmans's signature - which said signature has become somewhat prevalent over the past few years. My favourites are a pair of opposing "bookends" blue spot chimney vases and a small blue spot stepped vase. I'll post pictures soon, hopefully. vizibell
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Carn pottery collection PICS

Post by vizibell on January 25th 2011, 9:22 am




left to right from back

bottle vase, fan vase #1, pair chimney vases blue spot, three 3-d cats, fan vase #2, small stepped vase blue spot, large fan vase, shell vase, fan vase #3, Virgo pendant


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Carn pottery undersides

Post by vizibell on January 25th 2011, 6:00 pm

Reverse of pots posted earlier. Vizibell



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CARN POTTERY

Post by DIANE on April 21st 2011, 9:14 am

Pip wrote:Carn Pottery was set up in Cornwall in the 1970s by John Beusmans and is still in production.
I have over 120 pieces of Carn including a rare hammer and some wonderful trapeziums. Most of his older pieces are often not signed or marked as his old stamps faded over time and he often marked numbers in crayon or anything he could lay his hands on. His pieces are so easy to identify that marks are not necessary and can make a lot of money. I sold a lot last year as I am now collecting different studio pottery but I still love his work which is always based on his love of Cornwall, the fauna, flora, scenery and myths and legends as with his cats.
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OWL

Post by DIANE on April 22nd 2011, 7:26 am

big ed wrote:http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=180656939934&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT

I just bought this little owl , don't know if I paid too much for it , but don't think so .

I can't see a picture, I sold two for about 60.00 and 80.00 (found at a boot sale for 1.00) a few years ago when CARN prices were really high, what colour is it? Is it matt or shiny. They are so simple reminds me of what you would do with a spare bit of clay at the end of the day but so collectable and still relatively rare, mostly unmarked so a good one to look out for.
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Re: Carn Pottery (Cornwall)

Post by DIANE on April 22nd 2011, 5:52 pm

big ed wrote:Diane , it's shiny glaze on inside , the link seems to be working fine , try again , Ed
Sorry to dissapoint, its not one of his little owls that are sought after, see bottom link below where three are shown, this sight is brilliant for photographs. Its an owl relief vase small 1986-1999 which there are a lot of, I have three different sizes myself, not sure what it would go for, probably not what you paid, but carn does seem to be creeping up again. I have two pieces on ebay at the moment. Have a look, one is a totem and the other a rectangular vase. The totem is from the mid 70's and the rectangular earlier when he just marked his work with a number and no letter 1966-1972. The pieces I sold before that made the most money were the trapeziums, plaques little owls. If you are serious about learning more you need to buy Maria Miles and Pat Chappelle's book (CARN POTTERY). You will see pictures of pottery he made from when he was 13 and very sought after, in the main not marked but once you touch and see an old piece there is no denying what it is.


http://www.fired-specialists-of-carn-pottery.com/phy/clim/47002/WEBS-2.JPG


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Re: Carn Pottery (Cornwall)

Post by DIANE on April 25th 2011, 5:21 pm



Some of the older trapeziums and small pieces in my collection, many of the marks have disapeared over time

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Re: Carn Pottery (Cornwall)

Post by DIANE on April 25th 2011, 5:24 pm



More of the collection, cats and stones
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Re: Carn Pottery (Cornwall)

Post by DIANE on April 25th 2011, 5:27 pm



Some very large pieces, what I call my aliens
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Re: Carn Pottery (Cornwall)

Post by big ed on April 30th 2011, 4:24 pm



Alas it arrived Shock , sorry Diane , I think this will be my first and last carn Buy , I have seen plenty so I should know better, the new stuff in the shops at the moment don't appeal either ,far to lightweight and lack feeling IMO , but the older pieces ....MMMmmm dunno yet Laughter

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Re: Carn Pottery (Cornwall)

Post by Celtic_Fan on April 30th 2011, 8:14 pm

That does look a little different to mine Ed, I wonder if it is shorter. The area on yours under its 'chin' looks shorter and wider than mine. Does it have twig like molding on the back ?
Mine is 15cm tall x 8-9cm diam.

Here is mine, with it's cat gardian.

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Re: Carn Pottery (Cornwall)

Post by Celtic_Fan on May 1st 2011, 10:56 am

Hasn't changed that much then.
I wonder if your is just a newer molding or if there have always been several slight variations.
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Re: Carn Pottery (Cornwall)

Post by Adam20 on August 3rd 2011, 3:02 pm

My two pieces of Carn



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Re: Carn Pottery (Cornwall)

Post by Adam20 on December 6th 2011, 12:42 pm

Just bought this piece on ebay - very good price - seller says its pretty modern and I do see backstamp is different than for my other pieces - well I like it which is the main thing.

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Re: Carn Pottery (Cornwall)

Post by AlanH on September 24th 2012, 6:49 pm

Just back from pottery foray in Wiltshire, and picked up this large 10 inch octagonal vase in my local charity shop!
The base isn't marked, but I have seen and handled a lot of Carn items and it feels right.
Anyway, if you know better, I'd appreciate your comments.
Thanks guys,
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Re: Carn Pottery (Cornwall)

Post by l33ham180 on June 19th 2013, 4:52 pm



approx 5" tall and signed on the base

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Re: Carn Pottery (Cornwall)

Post by DIANE on June 22nd 2013, 2:55 pm

AlanH wrote:Just back from pottery foray in Wiltshire, and picked up this large 10 inch octagonal vase in my local charity shop!
The base isn't marked, but I have seen and handled a lot of Carn items and it feels right.
Anyway, if you know better, I'd appreciate your comments.
Thanks guys,
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Yes 100% Carn






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