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Re: Bill Fisher, formerly of Mousehole

Post by Celtic_Fan on May 10th 2016, 7:56 pm

A very nice piece Nutkin.
It is quite typical in style of Bills work (given how varied his work was), but these sculptures rarely appear for sale.
What is rather rare is Bills signature on it. This is the first things I've seen signed (excluding the early Mousehole stuff that had labels or painted signatures).
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Re: Bill Fisher, formerly of Mousehole

Post by dantheman on May 10th 2016, 10:38 pm

I just watched one of Bill rare pieces sell in ebay, it jumped 100 quid in the last ten seconds and sold for 150

I was going to bid 30

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Post by Potty on May 10th 2016, 11:25 pm

dantheman wrote:I just watched one of Bill rare pieces sell in ebay, it jumped 100 quid in the last ten seconds and sold for 150

I was going to bid 30

I saw that one, was curious what it would go for, not a great piece in my opinion, despite rarity.

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Re: Bill Fisher, formerly of Mousehole

Post by dantheman on May 14th 2016, 5:30 pm

Today I found an old auction catalogue describing a 13.5 inch terracotta lion, originally purchased in St Ives and made by Bill when he worked alongside the sculptor Dennis Mitchell



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Re: Bill Fisher, formerly of Mousehole

Post by dantheman on July 4th 2016, 1:02 pm

I was speaking to one of Bill's closest friends the other day,she told me of the 10 years following his split with Maggie when he rented and worked in a small house overlooking Mousehole harbour with kilns in the back yard.
During this 10 year period he made terracotta animals,plaques,unicorns etc but much of his time was devoted to painting.
He was forced to move from this house when his landlord refused to make repairs to the building , Bill moved to accommodation with no space for a kiln & this move marked the end of his career as a potter.

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Post by 22 Crawford St. on July 4th 2016, 9:46 pm

Well I have to confess that I'm a big fan of both Bill and Maggie. I see an affinity with Briglin. This piece was not really bid on as it has a firing crack, it's lopsided, scruffy, dirty and I love it. Reminds me of all that talk about Picasso and how he copied African art. Love the use of colour and texture all splashed in together, different blacks, shiny, matt, crack who cares don't look at the detail look at the overall. I'm a fan but I can also see why people are tepid, but don't look a the poor stuff look at the good stuff






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Post by dantheman on July 4th 2016, 11:02 pm

I love the depth and the looseness of decoration on that piece

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Post by 22 Crawford St. on July 4th 2016, 11:03 pm

You mean it's scruffy!
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Re: Bill Fisher, formerly of Mousehole

Post by dantheman on July 4th 2016, 11:14 pm

to be honest I did think something like that when I saw it on ebay but your 2nd image changed my opinion

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Re: Bill Fisher, formerly of Mousehole

Post by NaomiM on September 17th 2017, 4:23 pm

Terracotta lion by Bill Fisher




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Re: Bill Fisher, formerly of Mousehole

Post by dantheman on September 17th 2017, 5:09 pm

Most Excellent

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Re: Bill Fisher, formerly of Mousehole

Post by philpot on September 18th 2017, 7:53 am

That is the sort of piece you buy to scare your children with Laughter Laughter
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Re: Bill Fisher, formerly of Mousehole

Post by dantheman on September 18th 2017, 10:23 am

they weigh a ton and have loads of sharp points so they have reason to be scared!

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Re: Bill Fisher, formerly of Mousehole

Post by 22 Crawford St. on September 18th 2017, 8:54 pm

He's lovely..... but you overcleaned! leave a bit of grubby.... old things need to show their age..
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Re: Bill Fisher, formerly of Mousehole

Post by NaomiM on September 18th 2017, 9:04 pm

I haven't cleaned it. The ivy roots and snail are still there.

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Re: Bill Fisher, formerly of Mousehole

Post by 22 Crawford St. on September 18th 2017, 9:21 pm

Someone has... no dust or grime
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Re: Bill Fisher, formerly of Mousehole

Post by dantheman on September 18th 2017, 10:56 pm

probably the snail then

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Re: Bill Fisher, formerly of Mousehole

Post by dantheman on October 6th 2017, 12:33 pm



my latest little bull with his big brother

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