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Post by lorenhg Sat May 12, 2012 4:59 pm

Hi i have this teapot that has a wooden handle. It is marked with an R in a circle And then what looks like TW .Any idea's who it could be please.

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Post by NaomiM Tue Aug 06, 2013 6:54 pm

Michael Tovey, Rowlstone Pottery, Pontrilas. - there's one with a label on the Odds and Sods thread.


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Post by Mordeep Wed Aug 26, 2015 8:58 am

Hi all

Got a new mystery on my hands. Picked up a sweet little coffee set with a creamer. Did have 6 cups and saucers but managed to break one before the pictures. Now have a 5 1/2 set lol. It's clearly marked but struck out on working out who it's by. Hope you guys can help.

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Post by RoyJ99 Fri Feb 26, 2016 9:04 pm

Here's a bowl with both mark and label which came as part of a lot at auction yesterday.

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Post by Johners2000 Sat Apr 22, 2017 11:24 am

I found on online but it didn't give the name of the pottery or potter.

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Post by Johners2000 Sat Apr 22, 2017 3:00 pm

The mark is definitely his - the RCP pottery mark doesn't match - perhaps he changed it.
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Post by HennyP Sat Dec 30, 2017 7:48 pm

Hi Johners2000
This is definitely a pot of Michael Tovey of Rowlestone Pottery (b.1930-d.1991) - my dad! He also had a stamp with a single 'R'. It's a nice one - enjoy it.
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Post by HennyP Sat Dec 30, 2017 7:56 pm

Hi guys
Just an update to your long conversation. Michael Tovey (1930-1991) (my dad) set up Rowlestone Church Pottery when he retired. He had been an art and ceramics teacher all his life. Most of his pots were practical as well as beautiful. The oak leaf was his design of choice, as well as dragons and birds. His work seems to be better known now than when he was alive. He would be really pleased that his work was appreciated.
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Post by NaomiM Sat Dec 30, 2017 8:10 pm

Many thanks! Wonderful to have that personal information; this is what our website is all about.

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Post by potterymad62 Mon Aug 20, 2018 3:15 pm

Unusual design mug - possibly Matthew Tyas with seal under handle (R) maybe, cool piece.

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Post by carolalev Tue Jun 15, 2021 12:17 pm

A honey pot? Unfortunately no lid. But nice clear marks.Michael Tovey  -  Rowlstone Church Pottery 20210610
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Post by carolalev Tue Jun 15, 2021 12:19 pm

And a tiny pot with the same clear MT mark.
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Post by dantheman Sat Jul 10, 2021 3:14 pm

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I love the quality of decoration on this plate, the bird was copied from a door sculpture on Rowlstone church

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Post by philpot Sat Jul 10, 2021 5:09 pm

That is nice! A good deal further up the studio pottery quality ladder than the domestic pieces we have seen on here. Where did you get that Dan?
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Post by dantheman Sat Jul 10, 2021 5:42 pm

local junk shop £2
I didn't even haggle!

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