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Post by Pip on October 22nd 2009, 3:12 pm

Some great info about the life and work of the late Brian Sutherland, who was not connected to the Broadstairs Pottery - click the links below.

http://www.skymania.com/briansutherland/Pages/biog.htm <~~~~ biography

http://www.skymania.com/briansutherland/Pages/homegall.htm <~~~~ gallery of works


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Post by Pip on October 11th 2010, 1:14 pm

I don't know if Brian Sutherland designed these leaf dishes or not - but there seem to be a lot of different designs around - I'm rather keen on them.

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Post by Pip on October 11th 2010, 1:17 pm

This is one of my favourites - the blue glaze is matt and lightly textured.




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Broadstairs Pottery

Post by Adam20 on June 22nd 2011, 5:33 pm








Coffee pot 11" high by Broadstairs pottery designed by Dianne Sanders (see backstamps) - I'm a big fan of her work its very tactile like Bernard Rooke.

Still interested in any information on this designer though there is a good website on the pottery

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Re: Broadstairs Pottery

Post by orangefrog on June 23rd 2011, 11:03 pm

Stoneware, dipped after biscuit firing, in red oxide then wiped. Top is oatmeal glaze. And the impressed decoration applied with a carved wheel. A chap called Gary, around 1975, carved the little wheels to imprint the decoration.
This range of pottery was certainly being produced around 1975 and onwards. Sugarbowls, bowls, plates etc. were all produced in this style with the same embossing and glaze sequence. This was the commercial range, none of it made by the owner (David White?). He, whoever he was, made incredibly delicate ceramic goblets, amongst other things. The 3 other throwers who worked there mid 70's were Gary and 2 deaf/dumb girls - Diane Sanders might have been one of the 2 girls, but really not certain on that point. The throwers also made their own individual pieces in their own time.
- all of this told to me by my partner who worked at Broadstairs in the mid '70s as the clay pugger / 'boy'.
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Post by Celtic_Fan on December 3rd 2012, 7:24 pm

Two mugs from same range as those beakers above. Still part of my job lot the other weekend.
Height 3.75 inches.
As well as the Broadstairs Pottery stamp, they both have DV stamped into the base - no idea what this is for , but might help someone if the Broadstairs isn't clear on their item.

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Re: Broadstairs Pottery

Post by Paul Sutherland on May 21st 2015, 10:07 am

Brian Sutherland was my father, who sadly died of a brain tumour in 1998. He worked alone as a potter, after retiring early from teaching. His enterprise, first called Fairfield Pottery, and then Sutherland Pottery Ltd, was entirely separate from Broadstairs Pottery, which was run by David White and more commercially oriented.
My father particularly enjoyed hand-thrown pots. However, in the early days, with a family of five sons to keep, he made money boxes. The earliest designs were piggybanks produced in hand made plaster of paris moulds. I well remember having to fill them with jugs of slip as a young lad in the early Sixties. Amazingly, he would paint the owner's name on one side, and an original illustration of their choice on the other, e.g. a toy room once, I recall, and all for the sum of seven shillings and sixpence (35p). The regular model can be seen on the left in a photo on the "Early ceramics 1" gallery at the link in the first post (Sorry, I'm not allowed to post the link myself as a new member). I would love to see any that have survived!
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Re: Broadstairs Pottery

Post by studio-pots on May 21st 2015, 10:22 am

Thank you for the information, Paul, and the link you mention above is: -

http://www.skymania.com/briansutherland/Pages/ew1_indx.htm

It appears as if we will need to turn this thread into two at some point i.e. giving Brian Sutherland a separate thread.

As this thread pre-dates my joining the Forum, it is the first time that I have read it. I had often wonder who the Brain Sutherland who wrote the formative book "Glazes from Natural Sources" was and now I know.

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Broadstairs Pottery set in Blue

Post by moomingurl on September 25th 2015, 10:34 am

Has anyone ever seen any other pieces of Broadstairs in blue? It is marked underneath as Broadstairs.

Just wondering.

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Post by philpot on September 25th 2015, 8:18 pm

The unglazed circles decoration around the bottom of the cups and pot is a typical broadstais.You see it in all their work.It was run by David James White from 1968-83 at Broadstairs.
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Post by moomingurl on September 25th 2015, 9:37 pm

Yes - it is back-stamped as broadstairs, just I've never seen broadstairs in blue. Just wondered if anyone else had.
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Re: Broadstairs Pottery

Post by rob s on October 5th 2015, 12:12 pm

Sutherland Ltd, Bully bank

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Re: Broadstairs Pottery

Post by NaomiM on November 3rd 2017, 11:46 pm

Broadstairs Pottery owl money box





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