Jess Val Baker, Mask and Millstream Potteries (Cornwall)

5 posters

Go down

Jess Val Baker, Mask and Millstream Potteries (Cornwall) Empty Jess Val Baker, Mask and Millstream Potteries (Cornwall)

Post by BrandX January 29th 2014, 5:35 pm

Jess Val Baker, Mask and Millstream Potteries (Cornwall) Full17 Jess Val Baker, Mask and Millstream Potteries (Cornwall) Full211Jess Val Baker, Mask and Millstream Potteries (Cornwall) Stamp13Jess Val Baker, Mask and Millstream Potteries (Cornwall) Detail12Jess Val Baker, Mask and Millstream Potteries (Cornwall) Rim12

This mug is 5 3/4" high and 3" in diameter, excluding the handle. The glaze is a white lava-type glaze with a dark brown under glaze giving the vertical line decoration. Judging from the photos on the Cornish Ceramics website , it would appear to date from the late '60s, when the pottery was based in Penzance.

Jess Val Baker began potting around 1953 when living at St Hilary, Cornwall with Bill Picard helping with decoration. She attended a pottery course at Penzance School of Art where she was tutored by Michael Leach. She set up the Mask Pottery at St Ives in 1958, having returned from living in Kent for a short period. It subsequently moved to Penzance and was sold in 1968 when the Val Bakers moved to the Wheelcat Pottery in Fowey, renaming it the Millstream Pottery. She finally gave up potting in 1972.

http://www.cornishceramics.com/psthilary.htm

http://www.cornishceramics.com/pmask.htm

She was married to the writer Denys Val Baker who was editor of "The Cornish Review" and well known in Cornish art circles. They lived a rather bohemian life together with their six children which included buying an old naval supply tender in which they sailed around the UK, Scandinavia and the Med, taking paying passengers with them, and Jess spending a year teaching pottery in Bermuda. You can read more here:

http://www.artcornwall.org/profiles/Denys_Val_Baker.htm

and on the website of their son Martin's St.Ives gallery (now closed);(I can also recommend his memories of '60 art college and the "beatnik" invasion of St. Ives, involving Donovan and his friend "Gypsy Dave", to be found at the bottom of the "Promotions" section!  :

http://www.rainydaygallery.co.uk/denysvalbaker.html


Last edited by denbydump on June 4th 2024, 2:30 pm; edited 3 times in total (Reason for editing : spelling)
BrandX
BrandX

Male Number of posts : 177
Location : London, UK
Registration date : 2012-11-21

Back to top Go down

Jess Val Baker, Mask and Millstream Potteries (Cornwall) Empty Mask Pottery in St Ives

Post by brin mcardle February 18th 2014, 10:09 pm

Jess Val Baker, Mask and Millstream Potteries (Cornwall) Copied45

Jess Val Baker, Mask and Millstream Potteries (Cornwall) Copied46

Jess Val Baker, Mask and Millstream Potteries (Cornwall) Copied47

Best I can do for Pix...if it is St.Ives...can the moderators move
brin mcardle
brin mcardle

Number of posts : 2714
Age : 76
Location : upminster,essex
Registration date : 2011-06-18

Back to top Go down

Jess Val Baker, Mask and Millstream Potteries (Cornwall) Empty Re: Jess Val Baker, Mask and Millstream Potteries (Cornwall)

Post by NaomiM February 18th 2014, 10:55 pm

Might be Arch Pottery, St Ives.

_________________
Carrot cake is just fake cake
NaomiM
NaomiM
Administrator
Administrator

Female Number of posts : 31713
Location : Hampshire
Registration date : 2012-05-15

http://bispm.co.uk/

Back to top Go down

Jess Val Baker, Mask and Millstream Potteries (Cornwall) Empty Re: Jess Val Baker, Mask and Millstream Potteries (Cornwall)

Post by Potty February 18th 2014, 10:55 pm

Depends what you mean by "St Ives"?

It is made by Mask Pottery in St Ives, but it's not Leach.

_________________
lozzy68 wrote:I Had A Feeling It Wasn't A gnome As Studio-Pots Said There Is No Hat On Him
NaomiM wrote:I'm watching other Willies, so maybe I'll get one at some point.
studio-pots wrote:I know my raku Happy
Potty
Potty

Number of posts : 3671
Location : Midlands
Registration date : 2010-09-28

Back to top Go down

Jess Val Baker, Mask and Millstream Potteries (Cornwall) Empty Re: Jess Val Baker, Mask and Millstream Potteries (Cornwall)

Post by brin mcardle February 18th 2014, 11:02 pm

I didn't think it was Leach Happy  Thanks all
brin mcardle
brin mcardle

Number of posts : 2714
Age : 76
Location : upminster,essex
Registration date : 2011-06-18

Back to top Go down

Jess Val Baker, Mask and Millstream Potteries (Cornwall) Empty Re: Jess Val Baker, Mask and Millstream Potteries (Cornwall)

Post by NaomiM June 7th 2015, 8:11 pm

Little Mask Pottery quaich


Jess Val Baker, Mask and Millstream Potteries (Cornwall) Image64


Jess Val Baker, Mask and Millstream Potteries (Cornwall) Image65

_________________
Carrot cake is just fake cake
NaomiM
NaomiM
Administrator
Administrator

Female Number of posts : 31713
Location : Hampshire
Registration date : 2012-05-15

http://bispm.co.uk/

Back to top Go down

Jess Val Baker, Mask and Millstream Potteries (Cornwall) Empty Re: Jess Val Baker, Mask and Millstream Potteries (Cornwall)

Post by NaomiM April 1st 2017, 10:05 pm

Mask Pottery mug

Jess Val Baker, Mask and Millstream Potteries (Cornwall) Img_0410

Jess Val Baker, Mask and Millstream Potteries (Cornwall) Img_0413 Jess Val Baker, Mask and Millstream Potteries (Cornwall) Img_0411 Jess Val Baker, Mask and Millstream Potteries (Cornwall) Img_0412

_________________
Carrot cake is just fake cake
NaomiM
NaomiM
Administrator
Administrator

Female Number of posts : 31713
Location : Hampshire
Registration date : 2012-05-15

http://bispm.co.uk/

Back to top Go down

Jess Val Baker, Mask and Millstream Potteries (Cornwall) Empty Jess Val Baker, Millstream Pottery (see also Gill Hilston)

Post by NaomiM May 2nd 2023, 3:18 pm

Jess Val Baker - St Hilary Pottery, Mask Pottery, Millstream Pottery
1953- St Ives, Cornwall.
1960s- Penzance, Cornwall.
1968-72 Fowey.

Jess Val Baker began potting around 1953 when living at St Hilary, Cornwall with Bill Picard (and occasionally Donald Swan) helping with decoration.
She set up the Mask Pottery at St Ives in 1958.
Mask Pottery subsequently moved to Penzance and was sold to Jackie van Gelder in 1968 when the Val Bakers moved to the Wheelcat Pottery in Fowey, renaming it the Millstream Pottery (later run by Gill Hilston).
She finally gave up potting in 1972.


Millstream Pottery vase


Jess Val Baker, Mask and Millstream Potteries (Cornwall) Millst10


Jess Val Baker, Mask and Millstream Potteries (Cornwall) Millst11

_________________
Carrot cake is just fake cake
NaomiM
NaomiM
Administrator
Administrator

Female Number of posts : 31713
Location : Hampshire
Registration date : 2012-05-15

http://bispm.co.uk/

Back to top Go down

Jess Val Baker, Mask and Millstream Potteries (Cornwall) Empty Pot with Lid. Millstream Pottery Fowey Jess Val Baker

Post by Pugmill July 14th 2023, 3:49 pm

Hi, I just thought that I would share some photos of this Millstream pottery pot with Lid, showing the Millstream Pottery mark, as I couldn't find any other photos on the internet. I believe it would have been made between 1968 and 1972.

Best regards Pugmill.


Jess Val Baker, Mask and Millstream Potteries (Cornwall) Img_2105
Jess Val Baker, Mask and Millstream Potteries (Cornwall) Img_2106
Jess Val Baker, Mask and Millstream Potteries (Cornwall) Img_2107
Jess Val Baker, Mask and Millstream Potteries (Cornwall) Img_2108
Pugmill
Pugmill

Number of posts : 296
Location : Oundle
Registration date : 2013-12-05

Back to top Go down

Jess Val Baker, Mask and Millstream Potteries (Cornwall) Empty Re: Jess Val Baker, Mask and Millstream Potteries (Cornwall)

Post by Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum