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Post by climberg64 on October 7th 2012, 7:08 pm





Huge stoneware bowl. No markings.
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Re: Chris Lewis, South Heighton

Post by studio-pots on October 8th 2012, 5:52 pm

Chris started potting at South Heighton in 1976, after hearing from the potter Michael OBrien that Ursula Mommens had some studio space there that she wished to share.

It was only in the early years that are officially covered by this forum that Chris marked his work so much of his work on the secondary market will be unmarked and largely unidentified. About 10 years ago he began to mark his pots once again.

The bowl above posted by climberg64 may look a little like Abuja Pottery from Nigeria, which is due to Chris's love of tribal art and what I imagine is a slight modification of a Michael OBrien Abuja glaze recipe.

I'll add a couple of other unmarked examples below and at a later date add a close up of the mark he uses today

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Re: Chris Lewis, South Heighton

Post by studio-pots on October 8th 2012, 5:56 pm

I have posted the image below elsewhere on this forum (probably in the Nature thread) but the large water feature next to the dozing fox was made by Chris.



It was wood-fired and made in two sections.

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Post by studio-pots on October 8th 2012, 5:57 pm

A Chris Lewis plate that I eat off! Again unmarked.


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Little jug with CL and HS marks

Post by NaomiM on November 26th 2012, 4:54 pm

I'm sure I've seen these marks before, but can't find it.




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Re: Chris Lewis, South Heighton

Post by Potty on November 26th 2012, 4:56 pm

Chris Lewis - South Heighton Pottery mark.

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Re: Chris Lewis, South Heighton

Post by NaomiM on November 26th 2012, 5:06 pm

Many thanks Most Excellent

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Re: Chris Lewis, South Heighton

Post by studio-pots on November 26th 2012, 6:16 pm

Potty wrote:Chris Lewis - South Heighton Pottery mark.

2 minutes and without images, I'm feeling redundant!

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Post by studio-pots on November 26th 2012, 6:17 pm

......................and then the pictures appeared where there were none on my browser!

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Re: Chris Lewis, South Heighton

Post by Potty on November 26th 2012, 6:25 pm

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2 minutes and without images, I'm feeling redundant!

Make way for the "young un's" Big Laughter

There were images when I looked, but with the title I had a fair idea, as it's a maker I've come across a few times now. Happy

We still need you SP, I only know the easy ones Cheeky

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Re: Chris Lewis, South Heighton

Post by studio-pots on November 26th 2012, 6:31 pm

It would have been made by Chris in the first few years after going to join Ursula Mommens at South Heighton in 1976. I say that because of the style and due to him not marking his work for around 20 years before starting again this century.

We old un's can remember the 1970s.

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Post by NaomiM on November 26th 2012, 7:31 pm

I much prefer his current stuff.

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Re: Chris Lewis, South Heighton

Post by dantheman on July 19th 2013, 10:33 pm

may we see the mark SP?

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Re: Chris Lewis, South Heighton

Post by studio-pots on July 19th 2013, 10:39 pm

Chris marked his work very early on in his career (in the late 1970s) and not again until around 10 years ago. All the pieces above are unmarked but I have something with his mark on that I'll dig out.

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Re: Chris Lewis, South Heighton

Post by studio-pots on July 23rd 2013, 12:34 pm

Chris Lewis current mark



........... so not a silly Christopher anymore.Cheeky

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Chris Lewis

Post by Kellybobbard on September 25th 2016, 9:58 pm






I have this vase, stoneware in black and white.
Has two marks, can anyone help?


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Re: Chris Lewis, South Heighton

Post by Greenie1689 on September 26th 2016, 4:22 pm

I'm no expert but I looked at a lot of these HS combinations a while ago when researching one of my own pots.

Have a look at Christopher Lewis of South Heighton Pottery.

Others on here, more learned than myself, will be able to confirm/repudiate.

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Re: Chris Lewis, South Heighton

Post by NaomiM on September 26th 2016, 4:45 pm

Yup, I'm thinking Chris Lewis too

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Re: Chris Lewis, South Heighton

Post by studio-pots on September 27th 2016, 2:16 pm

It's definitely by Chris. He didn't mark his work for many years but does these days. It dates from the last 10 years.

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Re: Chris Lewis, South Heighton

Post by studio-pots on September 27th 2016, 10:51 pm

Chris is interested in tribal art hence the shape and the "white" is a porcelain slip.

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Re: Chris Lewis, South Heighton

Post by studio-pots on January 20th 2017, 8:34 pm

My "throne" for the garden arrived today. It's approx. 80 cm (32 inches) across and it took 4 of us to man handle it into position.


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