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Post by Potty August 18th 2015, 6:58 pm

Was on ebay BiN at £15 I think.

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Post by philpot February 4th 2021, 7:19 am

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/obituary-ian-godfrey-1542932.html

Ian Godfrey was probably one of the most unique potters to come out of the Golden era of British Studio Pottery.
Friendly with both Lucie Rie and Hans Coper he is often regarded as one of that circle of that potters as close to and influenced by  Lucie Rie. She certainly admired his work. While having produced standard pots, he is mainly famed for his idiosyncratic forms slowly carved out of clay with a penknife. An unusual and interesting potter.


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A stoneware chest of drawers. Surmounted by two detachable houses. Incised with reindeer, birds, turtles and fish. 20 cms highIan Godfrey  - Page 2 Img_0295


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Post by philpot February 4th 2021, 7:31 am

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Stoneware Fox Box. with carved fox heads and handles. The lid with donkeys ram and birds. 17 cms high.
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Post by philpot February 4th 2021, 7:36 am

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13 cm four handled  covered bowl
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Post by philpot February 4th 2021, 7:40 am

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A stoneware village sculpture with 5 houses of varying sizes, 7.5x7.5x7.5 cms
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Post by philpot February 4th 2021, 7:44 am

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A stoneware Barrel pot carved with flowers surmounted by house, animal and tree, incised with circles. Glazed white
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Post by philpot February 4th 2021, 7:48 am

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26 cm vase with carved bands of overlapping panels, the base with carved animals.
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Post by philpot February 4th 2021, 7:51 am

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Antelope vase incised with foliate pattern. 26 cms high.
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Post by croker February 5th 2021, 4:18 pm

yes a good and interesting potter his prices are reasonably affordable at present, his more complex creations always seem to have some damage when they come to auction. He is not on my wish to buy list but i like his work.
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Post by philpot June 26th 2023, 7:05 pm

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At the Hepworth Gallery Wakefield June 2023
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Post by 22 Crawford St. June 26th 2023, 8:53 pm

yes but his pieces are very recognisable and he's made his own little magic kingdom. That Stoneware Fox Box is fabulous, I really like pieces that make me go WTF is that! so much I see is normal / boring in the pottery world. Like the tiny case of drawers I posted from the V&A it makes you think why? what am I looking at? That's always a good thing in my world.
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Post by philpot June 26th 2023, 10:05 pm

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This lidded box is from 1968. It is in the Bill Ismay collection at York COCA. It is quite interesting how rather simple the form is.
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Post by philpot June 26th 2023, 10:08 pm

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This lidded box is from 1973. The design is a lot more complicated than those of 5 Years earlier. In the Bill Ismay collection at York COCA.
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Post by philpot June 26th 2023, 10:10 pm

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Another Ian Godfrey lidded box from 1968, Again, the form is much simpler than his later work. Bill Ismay collection at York COCA.
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