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Post by decroco on September 11th 2011, 1:20 pm

have got a sale on this one, it weighs over 6kg and is the largest that I have come across.

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Post by bistoboy on August 18th 2012, 11:58 am



some lovely Crich pottery: plates, lidded jar and oil bottle
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Re: Crich Pottery (Derbyshire)

Post by dantheman on August 18th 2012, 3:23 pm

Does anyone know whichDenby patterns were designed by Diana?

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Post by NaomiM on August 23rd 2012, 10:30 pm

Love this Crich Pottery mug





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Re: Crich Pottery (Derbyshire)

Post by Nik on December 15th 2012, 10:58 pm

Big dome: 8" diameter.

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Re: Crich Pottery (Derbyshire)

Post by Nik on January 8th 2014, 12:18 am

23cm egg.

I've been meaning to put this on for a while, I've had it for at least 10 years. I'm surprised not to have seen more of them. I emailed David Worthty about it back in 2011 and got this reply:

"Yes I can confirm that the piece you have does indeed come from the  Crich Pottery studio, we called them  variously Pebbles/Eggs and where part of a range that Diana created around 1997 with a totally new colourway/ decorative style  named Lifeforce. She signed them all with her initials DW. We had been approached by John Lewis to come up with something exclusive and so  Lifeforce was born and went on to become a bestseller!"



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Does anyone recognize this signature please?

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Post by NaomiM on February 5th 2014, 1:21 am

Diana Worthy, Crich Pottery.

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Post by Joel Paiva on February 5th 2014, 1:25 am

Thanks Naomi :-)
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Re: Crich Pottery (Derbyshire)

Post by Joel Paiva on February 5th 2014, 1:26 am

It lost it handle, but is very nice nevertheless!!
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Re: Crich Pottery (Derbyshire)

Post by NaomiM on February 5th 2014, 1:31 am

The decoration is typical of her work. Thankfully she's starting to move away from just browns. I have one of her mugs and love it.

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Post by dantheman on February 5th 2014, 11:08 am

I thought she retired abroad years ago?

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Post by NaomiM on February 5th 2014, 1:52 pm

dantheman wrote:I thought she retired abroad years ago?


Has she? It's very odd because for ages there were just the 'shades of brown and grey' pieces for sale (ebay, mostly), and then suddenly, in the past year or so, there's been a flood of more colourful stuff - hues of blues and reds and yellows. Maybe someone's been stockpiling them?

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Post by dantheman on February 5th 2014, 2:02 pm

Yeah she has a guest house in Spain these days

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2 Stoneware Pots, Same Monogram Mark

Post by RoyJ99 on June 28th 2014, 5:52 pm

I've been twisting these pots round and round and still can't decide which way up this should read. Wondering if anyone here can enlighten me. Thanks.





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Re: Crich Pottery (Derbyshire)

Post by denbydump on June 28th 2014, 6:06 pm

Crich pottery Derbyshire, Diana Worthy

http://www.magicfabric.magix.net/public/pottery/crich.htm


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Re: Crich Pottery (Derbyshire)

Post by denbydump on July 14th 2014, 12:04 am

dantheman wrote:Does anyone know whichDenby  patterns were designed by Diana?

No mention of her in the Denby book, was she just a decorator?
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Re: Crich Pottery (Derbyshire)

Post by denbydump on July 14th 2014, 12:14 am

In response to this post:

http://www.20thcenturyforum.com/t14220-does-anyone-recognize-this-signature-please

I have a colour leaflet I got from the pottery, years ago, before it closed.
I guess I can't reproduce it on here, but it has some info on the colourways.
The leaflet mentions 8, but only has photographs of 7, so here goes.

BLUE / GREEN Blue/green/black
RAINBOW Light Blue/Dark Blue/Mauve
CORAL Red/Grey/Black
OATMEAL BROWN Beige/Dark Brown
HARVEST YELLOW Pale colours: Yellow/green/Grey
HEATHER Pale clours: Pink/Grey/Beige
AUTUMN RUST Beige/Brown on an Orange background.

I have only collected the rainbow so far, as it is by far the prettiest.

http://www.magicfabric.magix.net/public/pottery/crich.htm


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Re: Crich Pottery (Derbyshire)

Post by NaomiM on July 14th 2014, 12:22 am

I guess I can't reproduce it on here,

I don't see why not, so long as you include the attribution. You could upload a photo(s)

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Post by denbydump on July 14th 2014, 12:31 am

Hmm well I've got into trouble already with Buchan info I have, so I'll need mods
permission first.
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Re: Crich Pottery (Derbyshire)

Post by dantheman on July 14th 2014, 12:31 pm

as far as I'm aware Industrial copyright, including promotional materials, lasted 25 years after the end of calendar year of the initial release - but they changed it recently so that it's no longer possible for copyright to be owned by a corporation, but by the individual creators, and with the standard lifetime +70 years copyright length, as with art, books, etc...

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Post by denbydump on July 14th 2014, 12:52 pm

Thanks Dan
So that must mean all the vintage ad blogs on Flickr and Tumblr, and sites like
http://www.vintageadbrowser.com/
are all being a bit naughty, or are just ignorant of the regs.
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Post by dantheman on July 14th 2014, 2:32 pm

possibly but in our case skay is legally responsible for all content posted on the forum so we have to be whiter than white so he doesn't fall foul of the law (even though he doesn't read the pottery posts)


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Re: Crich Pottery (Derbyshire)

Post by denbydump on August 10th 2014, 8:04 am

dantheman wrote:Does anyone know whichDenby  patterns were designed by Diana?

A fellow Denby collector suggested that while at Denby pottery, Diana was known as
Diana Woodcock-Beckering, and returning to the Denby book, there is just the one
entry for her as the designer of the "Trees" pattern, c1970.
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