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Post by climberg64 on February 5th 2012, 8:33 pm

Small bud vase. This was David Leach and Colin Pearson.

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Post by climberg64 on February 5th 2012, 8:51 pm

Set up by David Leach and then managed by Colin Pearson, the Friary monks made most of the pots. Functional stoneware with a characteristic (sometimes lustred) wheatflour coloured glaze was made in large quantities in the 1960s. The Pathe film archive has a short film about the pottery.
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Post by studio-pots on February 6th 2012, 11:15 am

Although the original idea was for the monks to make most of the pots this never really happened and over the years the pottery seems to have been run by a series of trained potters, who have been assisted to some degree by a few of the monks.

Colin Pearson left the pottery to set up in Aylesford village in 1962 but production continues to this day, with the current incumbents not only running courses in pottery and selling finished wares but also supplying some of the young generation of "studio ceramists" with thrown blanks for them to decorate, fire and sell as all their own work!

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Post by climberg64 on February 6th 2012, 8:59 pm

Interesting.

Coffee pot circa 1967. Lustre glaze only visible in daylight.
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Post by climberg64 on February 6th 2012, 9:00 pm

Tenmoku small casserole.
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Post by climberg64 on February 6th 2012, 9:01 pm

Enormous brutish water jug.
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Small Tenmoku glazed Aylesford Caserole

Post by 22 Crawford St. on September 12th 2012, 5:18 pm

I found another small tenmoku caserole pot in a charity shop for 5. As the one posted above. These seem not to be treated with much reverence...so I was thinking of cooking some goulash in it this evening. It was only a fiver and a tiny bit of lamb cost that now so why not. Has anyone tried their favourite pot in the oven? Any disasters? I'm assuming it will be fine in the oven at 180? I know that my earthenware tagine gets soaked it in water before use; to stop it cracking, but this is stoneware and glazed inside, with thet hole to let steam out..... looks about enough for two...... so am I good to go?

135mm h x 165mm w





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Post by skay on September 12th 2012, 5:23 pm

I'd say go for it! Maybe at 160 though, for a bit longer.

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Post by 22 Crawford St. on September 12th 2012, 5:31 pm

lol, TYVM, OK I have steak and mushroom carrots etc and some creme fraiche to stir in.... I'll put the oven on, 160
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Post by 22 Crawford St. on September 12th 2012, 7:59 pm

Reporting back.... 1:40 min at 160 c, no worries... it cooked really well. I checked before it went in and it holds two pints with a small gap at the top (15mm), sounds a lot but it's about right for two people. I stuck some peas in at the end and it overflowed through the top hole a little. It's really nice on the table still bubbling and the pot helps keep it warm for longer. Also when it's cool it can go into the fridge with any leftovers. I'll keep my eye open for another on ebay.. invest another 5




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Post by studio-pots on September 12th 2012, 8:37 pm

It is good to see a piece of studio pottery used for what it was made for.

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Post by skay on September 12th 2012, 8:40 pm

Jumping For Joy Excellent 22, looks really tasty!

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Post by big ed on September 12th 2012, 9:21 pm

I'm just off to stick some spuds in the Cardew Laughter
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Aylesford Priory with AP & 2 dots in mark and shield on front

Post by RVsaid on November 20th 2012, 9:25 am

Hi all

A really nice piece of Aylesford pottery here with an interesting addition of two dots which I can not find a reference for under Aylesford, David Leach or Colin Pearson. This jug is 6.5 inch tall and 7 inch wide inc handle & spout and has a 3 star shield on the front. Does anyone know what the two dots in the mark denotes?

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Post by studio-pots on November 20th 2012, 10:28 am

There isn't much documented information about Aylesford and its potters over the years but I think that it is an early (might even be the earliest) mark. Although you haven't shown the base it is red earthenware isn't it? The shield would I imagine been done for a specific commission.

Looking at the shape I wouldn't be surprise if David Leach had thrown it but it isn't really possible to give any firm attribution, as David is no longer around to give an opinion.

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Post by RVsaid on November 20th 2012, 10:51 am

Thanks very much and yes deep red colour to base. Bernard Leach used two dots after his LB mark sometime after 1921 till around 1940's I believe and it may have run over to David using them briefly - just a thought.
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Post by studio-pots on November 20th 2012, 11:06 am

At the time when David was at Aylesford and then starting his own pottery in Devon he and his father weren't on the best of terms so I think David would have avoided anything to do with his father.

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Post by RVsaid on November 20th 2012, 11:19 am

I can appreciate that, good info thanks
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Post by NaomiM on April 14th 2013, 8:08 pm

Lidded pot





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Post by Potty on April 14th 2013, 9:25 pm

We have a large salt pig, it's kept on top of my wife's bureau bookcase (cabinet!).


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Post by NaomiM on April 14th 2013, 9:43 pm

Big Laughter

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Post by Potty on April 14th 2013, 9:44 pm

Visitors who notice the salt pig seem to give it some funny looks, I'm not quite sure why? Laughter

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Post by skipposal on April 14th 2013, 9:55 pm

There's a bit of a theme going on over at potty's I feel
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Post by Potty on April 14th 2013, 10:03 pm

Junk stacked everywhere you mean? Excellent

The owls is my wife's thing, she has quite a few, but mostly tiny ceramic ornaments that take up little room. Happy


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Post by NaomiM on April 14th 2013, 10:04 pm

....mostly tiny ceramic ornaments that take up little room


Have you looked inside your other pots recently? Cheeky

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