Lotus Pottery (Devon)

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Lotus Pottery (Devon)

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

Lotus Pottery was founded in 1957 by Michael and Elizabeth Skipwith at Stoke Gabriel in Devon. For the first 20 or so years they produced earthenware until Michael built a wood fired kiln and they then started making stoneware and porcelain items.


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Re: Lotus Pottery (Devon)

Post by Pip on February 17th 2008, 2:04 pm

Here's a very unusual (for Lotus) stylised bird posy vase and underneath it a bull from their 'Daisy' range.




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Re: Lotus Pottery (Devon)

Post by mid20c on October 27th 2008, 8:04 pm

My personal collection of Lotus Pottery Bulls.



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Re: Lotus Pottery (Devon)

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Re: Lotus Pottery (Devon)

Post by mid20c on February 6th 2009, 2:20 pm

Picked up this Lotus pottery bird the other day.



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Re: Lotus Pottery (Devon)

Post by Oldmagpie on September 17th 2013, 11:31 am

dantheman wrote:did Lotus mark any of their pottery?
Not all Lotus is marked, but when it is you normally get either a black ink stamp or an impressed seal mark or both as on this piece.





https://www.pinterest.com/pin/175077504244009732/


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Re: Lotus Pottery (Devon)

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And one with a stopper !! by Elizabeth Skipworth ??

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Bought 2...one with a tiny chip on horn which i shall get repaired and keep
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Lotus Pottery Planter Devon.

Post by potterymad62 on December 7th 2015, 2:26 pm

Don't no much about the Lotus Pottery in Devon, but have a very nice planter pot.










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I found a very odd piece of Lotus Studio Pottery by Michael Skipwith

Post by RVsaid on June 23rd 2016, 9:06 pm

Hi

A very unusual example, approx 17 cm high and unlike any Stoke Gabriel Lotus pottery I have seen to date, any thoughts?

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Re: Lotus Pottery (Devon)

Post by NaomiM on June 23rd 2016, 9:36 pm

The mark seems right. Maybe it was by one of the visiting potters, eg Paul Bearne

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Re: Lotus Pottery (Devon)

Post by studio-pots on June 24th 2016, 8:18 am

It is very typical of the type of pots Michael was making in the late 1980s.

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Re: Lotus Pottery (Devon)

Post by RVsaid on June 24th 2016, 9:23 am

Thanks Studio P - I couldn't find another example when I was looking. I really quite like it myself
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