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Post by NaomiM on April 27th 2015, 12:24 am

Aldermaston egg cup


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Post by NaomiM on April 27th 2015, 3:17 pm

Little beaker. Looks like a commission for someone's 50th anniversary of some kind.




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Post by hercules brabazon on April 27th 2015, 5:35 pm

Queen's Golden Jubilee? It seems to be some kind of crazed naive Lion and Unicorn.
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Aldermaston commemorative beaker

Post by NaomiM on April 27th 2015, 8:23 pm

Ah that would make sense. The unicorn looks more like a seal with a spike through its head :)

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help to ID this studio potter AF - Aldermaston

Post by eshearm on May 7th 2015, 9:03 am

Hi anyone know who AF may be or the pottery studio this large cooking pot might come from? many thanks



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Post by denbydump on May 7th 2015, 9:45 am

It looks like Aldermaston
The mark would be for Jane O'Connor (Nee Follet)
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Post by eshearm on May 7th 2015, 10:28 am

Hi denbydump, thank you for that and see links on here to potters who were there at the time. Appears she was there 1978-80. Brilliant help as usual! X
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Ursula Waechter

Post by NaomiM on May 23rd 2015, 12:48 am

Ursula Waechter, ex-Aldermaston, at New Greenham Arts gallery, nr. Newbury, as part of the Open Studios 2015






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Large Aldermaston bowl

Post by ian Marlow on May 24th 2015, 11:28 am

I have this large Aldermaston bowl with a stylised J G signature. The only potter I can see on the list with those initials is a Janet Green, but can find no information. I have contacted a Janet Green who might have fitted the bill but is now a NZ potter and it's not her. Does anyone know if this is the right name or have any thoughts on the signature .




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Post by 22 Crawford St. on May 24th 2015, 12:21 pm

Ian - Welcome. Small chance it's by someone who left the pottery and changed their mark. Certainly looks Aldermaston related.
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Re: Aldermaston Pottery

Post by NaomiM on May 24th 2015, 2:42 pm

Definitely looks like an Aldermaston trained potter, but not a mark I've come across, sorry

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Post by NaomiM on May 24th 2015, 2:43 pm

You could try asking some other Aldermaston potters like Ursula to see if they remember them

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Post by ian Marlow on May 26th 2015, 12:37 pm

Thanks for those replies. I'll try that suggestion.
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Mohamed Hamid

Post by NaomiM on June 19th 2015, 6:30 pm

Mohamed Hamid jug, with his HA monogram. Trained at Aldermaston then joined Jonathan Chiswell Jones before setting up his own Star Pottery. Not sure when or where this was made or what the WA stands for.






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Post by 22 Crawford St. on July 12th 2015, 5:40 pm

[ Ian - going back that bowl could well be by Laurence McGowan - he used a series of marks after leaving Aldermaston. Blues and greens are also his type of glaze. ]
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Re: Aldermaston Pottery

Post by denbydump on August 15th 2015, 9:24 pm

An interesting entry on the Honiton site. I didn't know ACS worked there for a time.

http://www.honiton-pottery-collectors-society.co.uk/default.asp?PageID=47
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Post by NaomiM on August 18th 2015, 9:25 pm

Aldermaston mug, part of their standard ware. Marked with a 6. on the base.






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Post by 22 Crawford St. on August 18th 2015, 9:59 pm

Is that possibly a 1969/70 date mark ?
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Post by NaomiM on August 18th 2015, 11:10 pm

I was wondering that but couldn't be sure.

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Re: Aldermaston Pottery

Post by NaomiM on September 7th 2015, 7:35 pm

Aldermaston jug
I think the mark on the base is a date mark rather than a monogram. Possibly the conjoined triangles for 1994; the rest may be hidden under the glaze.






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Re: Aldermaston Pottery

Post by philpot on September 8th 2015, 7:57 am

They did use a generic A for larger cooperative production workThis looks as though it might be a Milk jug or such like from a larger dinner or tea set. I think only Alan Caiger Smith himself used date codes at Akdermaston.
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Post by NaomiM on September 8th 2015, 8:50 am

Would make sense. I haven't seen many dates on pieces and alot of assistants' pieces are unmarked standard ware.

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Re: Aldermaston Pottery

Post by denbydump on November 17th 2015, 6:25 pm

An unusual coffee pot, I'm guessing Geoffrey Eastop, the only "E" potter on the list,
though the mark isn't exact. Any comments?



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Post by NaomiM on November 17th 2015, 7:18 pm

Jason Shackleton is another possibility

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Re: Aldermaston Pottery

Post by NaomiM on February 24th 2016, 6:52 pm

NaomiM wrote:.....Not sure what the WA stands for.



I've been informed by ex-Aldermaston potter, Miranda Thomas, that the W and WA marks are lustre and glaze codes.
She adds that " my Aldermaston mark looks like an AT (the "T" dropping down from the cross over of the "A") At Aldermaston everyone had to include a capital A in their mark."

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