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Post by bistoboy on May 9th 2012, 9:00 pm





Can't quite make out the seal mark clearly but hopefully someone can!
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Re: Adrian Lewis-Evans

Post by studio-pots on May 9th 2012, 9:19 pm

There does appear to be a potter that is first mentioned in Godden who is only known as A. Lewis-Evans. He began potting a few miles from where I currently live - in Welling (now London Borough of Bexley) from 1952 to 1957. It says that he moved to the Stoney Down Pottery in Dorset and potted there from 1957. Godden's Pottery and Porcelain Marks was originally published in 1964 so one assumes that he was potting at least into the early 1960s. This information was then used in the British Studio Potters' Marks book with no additional information.

The mark on your tankard looks like it could be his mark and the style seems to fit but I have not seen anything that can absolutely be pinned down to him so can't be certain.

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Post by Potty on May 10th 2012, 11:16 am

Adrian Lewis-Evans as SP has said.

99% sure this is his, very much in the style of the others items I have seen made by him.

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Re: Adrian Lewis-Evans

Post by studio-pots on May 11th 2012, 7:48 am

I did find that he used to teach pottery, "is a real gentleman" and appears to have been around and possibly still working in 2010.

Why not "travel west" to Rushall Lane in Lytchett Matravers near Poole in search of the man?

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Post by Davee on March 3rd 2013, 6:16 pm

Nice little part glazed pot with impressed and painted marks.




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Post by skipposal on March 3rd 2013, 7:07 pm

That's a lovely glaze Davee. Here's the example I have in my collection. Again, stamped and ink marked. I wondered if the ink mark referred to the glaze. 9.6cm (height). I'd love to see one of the 'Dorset Owl' cider flagons mentioned in BSPM.



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Re: Adrian Lewis-Evans

Post by Potwurm on March 8th 2013, 1:43 am

Here's a pic of one of his Dorset Owls that I had a year or two ago.

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Large Dorset Pottery 'Thing' with interesting impressed monogram

Post by RVsaid on April 6th 2013, 11:50 am

Hi

Part of three items all with similiar finish and colourings. This whatchamacallit is about 8.5 inches tall.
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ANother possible Dorset Studio piece - 5 Inch Jug

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Last of the three Dorset Style Studio Pottery - 5 inch flower holder

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Post by Oldmagpie on April 6th 2013, 12:20 pm

A Lewis-Evans Stoney Down Pottery, Dorset I think 1957 onwards?
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Post by Oldmagpie on April 6th 2013, 12:23 pm

found a few examples of his work here not my pictures so has to be a link

http://www.flickr.com/photos/etchingsplus/4281527920/
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Post by NaomiM on April 6th 2013, 12:44 pm

It's a 'Dorset Owl' jug or costrel.

The collective name for Dorset pottery of this type is Verwood Pottery, which has a very long history (18th century to present), but this seems to be a 20th century revival of the traditional form. I'll keep digging to see who this particular potter was.


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Post by gareth-h on April 6th 2013, 10:24 pm

A Dorset Owl is a flagon for cider or beer that farmworkers used to carry with them from about 17th C. onwards.

Adrian Lewis-Evans trained at Camberwell Art College and then set up a pottery in Lytchett Matravers in 1958. He also taught ceramics at Bournemouth & Poole College of Art (from a book I have "Discover Dorset Pottery")
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Adrian Lewis-Evans, biography

Post by pottery10 on April 21st 2013, 6:37 pm

The comments in 20th.Century Forum are fascinating and, yes, A.L-E. is still gently potting in Lytchett Matravers, Dorset.

For the record I was born, August 2nd.1927 and after an engineering apprenticeship I changed careers and began pottery making in1952. I taught myself to throw and spent a year at Camberwell with incisive guidance from Norah Braden. David Leach also helped me to pursue the Leach tradition and as well as wheels and kilns I made the steelworks for his and Colin Pearson's climbing kiln at The Friars, Aylesford.

In Dorset, from January 1958 I taught a day a week at Bournemouth College pottery with David Ballantyne and that master handbuilder of large pots, Peter Stoodley.

Of the thousands of pots made in 60 years perhaps the most definitive was my stoneware interpretation of the 'Dorset Owl' cider flagon - globular with a narrow neck and pierced ears for leather thongs. Many of these went to Plimoth Plantation, Massachusetts where originals were taken in the 1600's.

I just wish that instead of only 15 years left if I'm lucky, I could have hundreds to continue to pursue the endless fascination of glaze making and the joys of results on pots.

Adrian Lewis-Evans, April, 2013.
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Post by hercules brabazon on December 29th 2014, 12:10 am

I really like the way the glaze interacts with the shape and the texture of  the body to create all kind of contrasts and events on this little coffee mug:
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Stoneware set AB or AE? - adrian-lewis-evans

Post by Essenjay on October 13th 2016, 9:44 pm

I'm not a fan but it came with some auction stuff so wonder if someone (ie. Naomi!) recognizes the seal - looks like AB or AE, or even AHB / AHE, please? Can't find the mark in the book.



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Re: Adrian Lewis-Evans

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Post by Essenjay on October 13th 2016, 10:07 pm

Thanks Naomi, as reliable - and accurate - as ever. I wish that I had your capacious memory!
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