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Post by skipposal on Thu Feb 28, 2013 8:10 pm

This was a charity shop find last year. I couldn't believe how rough the stoneware was, the potter must have had incredibly tough hands. The mottled glaze around the rim and covering the inside is also very distinctive, I assume the spots are due to the iron rich inclusions in the clay? I think it's a nice shape and I used it to serve mulled wine in this Christmas and it was much admired Happy . I thought the maker would be really easy to identify as it has a clear WSP mark, how wrong I was. I assume the P stands for pottery? I'm sure you guys will know immediately of course! 14.3cm (height)

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Post by NaomiM on Sun Aug 24, 2014 7:53 pm

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Post by NaomiM on Thu Sep 25, 2014 10:53 pm

Came across something similar on eBay, a creasted mug, but without a mark. Labelled Washington Studio Pottery, Tyne & Wear. A possible lead.

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Post by NaomiM on Fri Sep 01, 2017 12:18 pm

May be an early mark of Simon Peter Ward? Based in Sussex and Edinburgh in the 80s-90s but currently making slip moulded pieces in a very diffferent style


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Post by paveybe on Mon Sep 04, 2017 11:11 am

Do we know anything about Washington Studio Pottery - who made the pots? because, not to be obsessive about it, that clay, glaze, and style looks v like Laurie Short to me, he was working over that side of the country when he was Northern craft officer
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