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Post by philpot on June 18th 2013, 5:13 pm

Micki Schloessingk was one of that elite generation of students and lecturers emerging out of the Harrow Ceramics course of the early 70's that specialised in Salt Glaze. Walter Keeler,Mike Casson,Jane Hamlyn.Richard Dewar,Sarah Walton and several others.
          She started her studio in the Gower penisnula in South Wales in 1987. More infomation here.
http://www.mickisaltglaze.co.uk/content/approach

          These are a few illustrations from my own collection.
           This one is 40 cms in diameter.

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Post by philpot on June 18th 2013, 5:17 pm

33 cms diameter.

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Post by philpot on June 18th 2013, 5:21 pm

26 cms diameter.

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Post by philpot on June 18th 2013, 6:07 pm

Yes.
This is from the big bowl.  The signature is uncannily similar to that of Mary Rich's before she started signing her full name.

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Post by Potty on June 18th 2013, 6:28 pm

philpot wrote: The signature is uncannily similar to that of Mary Rich's before she started signing her full name.


I believe she still uses her "M" mark? though your right about her signing larger pieces.

The main difference is that Micki's M is larger and a more rounded/curved shape.

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Tall salt glazed vase by Micki Schloessingk

Post by lizzy1 on December 18th 2017, 8:05 am

Hi all - I'm new here but already getting addicted!  I recently bought a job lot of pots and couldn't identify one: the shape is fairly primitive but the glazework is really nice; as it has stamps it looks like a studio product rather than a hobby piece; if the pics don't come out properly, there is a stamped 'm' which looks like the top half of a heart; a double curve with the 'legs' curving so that they would make a heart if continued.  The other mark is a circle in a circle with possibly a lazy 's' or it could be a flaw.  The base is unmarked except for three paler stilt spots.  This is also my first time with the image uploader; I can't see any pics, but I'll hope they made it.




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Post by NaomiM on December 19th 2017, 10:08 am

Im not seeing a heart in the m mark so I don't think it's Mark Smith. Looks more like Micki Schloessingk's m mark and style of pot.

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Post by lizzy1 on December 19th 2017, 11:14 am

Thank you NaomiM, that's a match!  I googled her other stuff and the mark matches, the splashed commas crop up in her work repeatedly and she has made other tubular slab pots!


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Post by philpot on December 20th 2017, 7:20 am

Definitely Micki. She is one of the very few female potters who do wood fired salt glazed work. Its studio pottery where its the glazing effects from the firings that are prized.
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Post by lizzy1 on December 20th 2017, 7:29 am

Many thanks Philpot; your pieces are lovely! The pics of mine don't show properly how lovely the different textures as well as colours are! Here's one more view; of the other side as it is decorated on both:
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Post by philpot on December 20th 2017, 8:06 am

There are a couple of her pieces in the Victoria and Albert Museum collection.

http://collections.vam.ac.uk/item/O19669/bowl-schloessingk-micky/
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Post by philpot on December 20th 2017, 8:12 am

There was also a touring exhibition of her work around Wales Last year.'The Language of Clay; Earth Fire and Salt,'

https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=The+Language+of+Clay:+Earth,+Fire+and+Salt&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjvua-2kZjYAhWJJsAKHY6SCwEQsAQIWQ&biw=1093&bih=521
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Post by philpot on February 1st 2018, 9:11 am

Our collection of her work
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Post by philpot on February 1st 2018, 9:12 am



And some more.
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Post by lizzy1 on February 1st 2018, 9:17 am

Ha! Lovely collection! Is that my one, top right?
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Post by philpot on February 1st 2018, 9:52 am

It is indeed. Her work is extremely undervalued, so we have been able to build up a good collection of her work.
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