Slipware Lidded Jar impressed castle mark - Barbican Pottery, Plymouth

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Post by Davee on January 13th 2013, 10:54 pm

Slipware jar with red clay body, impressed mark that looks like a castle by water. Any ideas please?




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Post by Davee on February 7th 2013, 4:44 pm

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Re: Slipware Lidded Jar impressed castle mark - Barbican Pottery, Plymouth

Post by NaomiM on February 7th 2013, 5:51 pm

Came across another piece of slipware possibly by the same potter. No id, but it mentions an RD mark.

http://pinterest.com/pin/175077504236122230/

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Post by Davee on February 7th 2013, 5:55 pm

Good spot Naomi, the castle symbol sounds right. I'll have to research slipware by a potter with RD initials.

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Re: Slipware Lidded Jar impressed castle mark - Barbican Pottery, Plymouth

Post by NaomiM on November 20th 2013, 3:57 pm

Just came across a slipware cider jug with the same mark. Attributed to Tony Evans, Plymouth, but I'm not finding any reference to him online.

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Post by NaomiM on May 20th 2018, 2:04 am

By Barbican Pottery, Plymouth; possibly Tony Evans

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Re: Slipware Lidded Jar impressed castle mark - Barbican Pottery, Plymouth

Post by philpot on May 20th 2018, 4:53 am

I have got a feeling that Tony Evans'-or whoever Barbican pottery is- might well have worked with John Pollex in at the Barbican Craft workshops, White Lane, Plympooth in the 70's. Lived in Plymouth back then for a long time. John Pollex ran a pottery on the first floor of what was then a back lane. Bought a few pieces as family presents from there. There were always several people working at the pottery. This is exactly the type of slip earthenware they made at the time.
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Post by NaomiM on May 20th 2018, 1:09 pm

Yes, it was John Pollex who IDed the mark and said it might be by Evans but he wasn’t sure.

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