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Post by dantheman on July 23rd 2009, 3:50 pm


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Post by dantheman on August 13th 2010, 6:23 pm



my first piece of Swindell stoneware but definitely not my last,Geoffrey captures nature in a way that most potters could only dream of.


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GEOFFREY SWINDELL

Post by DIANE on April 25th 2011, 4:26 pm




Geoffrey Swindell was born in Stoke on Trent and followed a line of many family members who worked in the pottery industry. He studied at the Royal College of Art in Stoke On Trent where he was taught by Hans Coper. In 1975 Swindell moved to Wales and was a lecturer at the Cardiff College of Art until 2003. His small scale ceramic forms require the fine texture and whiteness of porcelain while using a wide range of glazes to achieve textured, smooth and lustre finishes.

These are three pots in my collection. One has an S, one is unsigned and the other just has his pale green glazed bottom.
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Re: Geoffrey Swindell (Powys, Wales)

Post by DIANE on April 26th 2011, 7:59 am



Yes I agree his pots are so different, I love the small pieces, as requested here is the first of mine as a separate photo
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The second of my pieces
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And the last, wish there were more, I love the simplicity of this tea bowl
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Re: Geoffrey Swindell (Powys, Wales)

Post by dantheman on June 6th 2011, 2:48 pm

espresso cup & saucer

I understand that only 4 of these were ever made so quite a rarity



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Re: Geoffrey Swindell (Powys, Wales)

Post by Potty on November 14th 2012, 3:48 pm



Not the best picture ever, but that's how I display them and personally I think they look great in front of the more classic studio pottery of Andrew Crouch (the items at the back).

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Re: Geoffrey Swindell (Powys, Wales)

Post by skipposal on March 10th 2013, 5:19 pm

I have one tiny Swindell piece but as you have all said his work is amazing, so much to look at, mine has the distinction of coming with a hand made alder wood pencil. The seller said it was made for a show so not many around as he didn't do many shows - not sure how true that was but I like a nice story. Porcelain. 7.3cm (height). Not seen the mark before - any comments?





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Re: Geoffrey Swindell (Powys, Wales)

Post by Potty on March 10th 2013, 10:22 pm

skipposal wrote:I have one tiny Swindell piece but as you have all said his work is amazing, so much to look at, mine has the distinction of coming with a hand made alder wood pencil. The seller said it was made for a show so not many around as he didn't do many shows - not sure how true that was but I like a nice story. Porcelain. 7.3cm (height). Not seen the mark before - any comments?

As I understand it, this will have been indeed made for shows, such as "Art in Clay". He makes these as affordable pieces for people who like his work but don't wish to spend as much as his more expensive items cost. He does the same with the little glaze test vases that are also unsigned and have the spiral on the base. I believe they are only available from the fair's, so would not be for sale in a gallery or privately.

I think the 2 stars are his for his own reference, I think relating to the glaze used, but I'm not 100% sure about this.

Hope this helps Happy

P.S. I can highly recommend meeting the potter himself, he is a very nice and down to earth chap. Most Excellent


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Re: Geoffrey Swindell (Powys, Wales)

Post by Potty on March 23rd 2013, 11:21 pm

This has everything I look for in a pot Happy



Here is a close up picture of the glaze, pictures just can't capture how nice the texture is.



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Post by Potty on April 5th 2013, 8:44 pm

http://vimeo.com/29201261#

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Post by philpot on July 23rd 2013, 9:54 am

Geoffrey Swindell's mark.


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recent work shown at art in clay

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Re: Geoffrey Swindell (Powys, Wales)

Post by Potty on September 29th 2014, 12:43 am

Teapot:







(my pictures don't do it much justice!)

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