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Post by big ed on October 4th 2013, 3:10 pm

What is the rarest piece /pieces you have or had in your collection ? I think for me it may be a William "Bill" McNamara pot I got at Malvern , I only know of a few pieces in Scottish Museums ,
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I know the museum paid £90 for one piece of his work in the 1980's , so for a tenner I was well chuffed , but money aside I would say it may be my rarest ....I think Rolling Eyes
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Post by Davee on October 4th 2013, 3:42 pm

I like that Ed Excellent†is the decoration apllied or layers of coloured clay?

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Post by big ed on October 4th 2013, 4:04 pm

Thanks Dave , the info I got Via Andrea Kusell the art curator in Paisley From Ray Plazalski who worked With Bill was he made loads of preparatory drawings coming up with new forms whish he would epxplore and expand and completelt transform , Ray worked with Bill and set up Glasgow Studio Ceramics , he made plaster and timber moulds and work in reverse from the outside, in . drawn out with compasses and then broken up , oxides are used , his importance to scottish ceramics is not that well known ,Paisley will be setting up a special on him born in 1932 and a mature student at Glasgow school of art ( the Best imo ) exhibited in the Henry Rothschild Exhibition at Kettles & Edindburgh and also in texas USA , he had all the usual positions which nowadays are given out willy nilly imo , chairman, fellowship all that gumph but at the end of the day a really good potter , don't know when he died , but it was from a long term illness.
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Post by dantheman on October 4th 2013, 4:07 pm

I have a studio pottery pig which is unsigned, I have never seen another and the dealer who sold me it has not seen another in 20 years of dealing but then again I have lots of unique, unmarked pots...

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Post by big ed on October 4th 2013, 4:16 pm

Ah, !Dan unique and rarest aren't always the same thing though , most of my pots are totally unique , I'm thinking pots that might be rare tor hard to find from a particular potter , maybe they have past on or something and no longer make them that sort of thing .
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Post by dantheman on October 4th 2013, 4:42 pm

I also have lots of one offs by recognised potters, several by Guy Sydenham for example

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Post by dantheman on October 4th 2013, 4:44 pm

or do you mean rare as in they only made 2 or 3 ?

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Post by big ed on October 4th 2013, 4:45 pm

Yup , really rare and in potters work being rare ach !, you know what I mean .
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Post by climberg64 on October 6th 2013, 2:32 pm

If you mean the most famous potter who made the fewest pots, maybe Sam Haile. He died very young and is always included in lists of pioneer studio potters.

I don't have anything by him though...
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Post by dantheman on October 6th 2013, 4:18 pm

or an 'in potter' who made just a few of one thing...possibly Hans Coper

I don't have any by him either

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Post by tenpot on October 6th 2013, 4:56 pm

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Post by NaomiM on October 6th 2013, 5:00 pm


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Post by Eclectic-Dorset on October 6th 2013, 7:40 pm

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Post by sunnyices2 on February 5th 2014, 6:52 pm

ed that pot is wicked and the design is fabulous... now that's what i call a statement piece †Excellent
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Post by big ed on February 5th 2014, 6:58 pm

Cheers sunny , I agree †Happy
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