Peter Bolton - for the joy of the sweet green earth

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Peter Bolton - for the joy of the sweet green earth Empty Trees and Birds Bowl

Post by Nik November 2nd 2011, 11:13 pm

Can anyone ID this unmarked bowl? 10cm diameter and 6.5cm high it has incised trees, vegetation and v birds in muted green and grey-blue. The crowns of the trees projecting above the rim of the bowl. I find the interior of the bowl particularly attractive - staring into a sky with circling birds.
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Post by dantheman November 3rd 2011, 11:45 am

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Post by dantheman November 3rd 2011, 11:46 am

Welcome Nik,
Have a good look for the potter's mark,it's rare for a piece of this quality to have no mark

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Post by Potty November 3rd 2011, 4:14 pm

Looks like there could be a seal in the first picture at the base of the tree.

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Post by Nik November 3rd 2011, 7:19 pm

Thanks Potty, I know the marks you mean but I don't think that either the small circle to the right of the tree, or the larger one on the left, are obscured marks - photo attached. I have looked for a signature hidden in the vegetation but can't see anything.

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Post by Potty November 3rd 2011, 8:09 pm

I think your right Nik, looked more like it may have been in the other picture.

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Post by dantheman November 3rd 2011, 8:25 pm

the close up does show the wonderful contrast in this piece though

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Post by mal November 10th 2011, 10:52 am

Any ideas who made this lovely little pot? Recently, another member, Nik, posted one very similar to this. Mine has an inscription on the base which says "For the joy of the sweet green earth".
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Post by Nik January 23rd 2013, 12:11 am

I've come across a possible maker for this bowl. I have seen other examples of work by this artist, some of which have "For the joy of the sweet green earth" incised on the base.

There is a plate currently listed on fleabay which jumped out at me, and low, the phrase was inscribed on the base. It is attributed to Peter Bolton:

http://www.eastwestpottery.com/images/PDF%20SusanWintrop%20articles.pdf

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Post by Potty January 23rd 2013, 12:30 am

Good spot Nik, I think your probably right, I'd been wondering for a while who made these pots Happy

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Post by Nik January 23rd 2013, 7:11 pm

I asked the seller how they were able to attribute their plate. The reply was:

"Many years ago Peter Bolton used to sell his Pots in a shop in Devon. My parents used to live in Devon and i went down fairly regularly to visit. I have also been to the place he made pots in Somerset."
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Post by Nik January 23rd 2013, 11:25 pm


Two images of 13" charger, with permission from ebay seller frantique050:

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Post by Nik January 25th 2013, 6:04 pm

I have had a positive reply from Peter Bolton:

Thanks for your interest.
Yes they are my pots.
I stopped making them about 3 years ago. concentrating on sculpture and figure drawing.

I have a very basic website, link enclosed.

Good to hear someone thought them ok!

Peter

http://www.tinyurl.com/6a7a5am
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Post by dantheman January 25th 2013, 7:28 pm

well done Nik

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