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Post by dantheman June 16th 2016, 6:02 pm

yes XB
luckily I got mine from a dealer who had bought a large collection of Shelf pottery so although it was an unusual design ( which was the reason I picked it) the glazes,decoration and clay were a perfect fit for Shelf.
Freaky that I hardly ever look at mine but yesterday my wife and I discussed it over breakfast.

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Post by Clarehelen June 16th 2016, 11:25 pm

Thanks Dan - that's so useful. It is such an unusual design & I picked it up for exactly the same reason. It reminds me a bit of prehistoric cave paintings.
I'm not familiar with Shelf so see what I can find on line. Thanks again.
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Post by dantheman June 17th 2016, 1:33 am

the three legged stag may have roots in prehistoric sub - Saharan culture, I have seen clay animals from Mali that share the tripod form

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Post by Clarehelen June 17th 2016, 10:29 am

Thanks Dan - you're a mine of information! This is going to be really interesting to research further.
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Post by tigerchips July 8th 2017, 3:04 pm

No label. Shelf Pottery...


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Post by Patrickb April 6th 2018, 8:58 am

Hi does anyone have an info on these please. 16cm tall by 15 widest point

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Post by Patrickb April 6th 2018, 6:03 pm

Hi thanks for the tip. Had a pleasant half hour refreshing on his stuff earlier and it is lovely. Couldn't find anything quite the same and frustratingly the mark is a little obscure. Thanks
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Post by philpot April 6th 2018, 6:16 pm

Definitely Bernard Rooke. Not the best of his pieces tho. He was also very prolific,as his sons also worked at the pottery and produced work under his imprimatur. The most prized pieces nowadays are the very large lamp bases, which are now very much design pieces. There was an exhibition in Peterbrough a few months ago.
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Post by Patrickb April 6th 2018, 7:14 pm

Thanks Phil. Yes some of the lamp bases are very good, really like them.
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Post by tigerchips April 7th 2018, 12:10 am

Shelf Pottery.
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Post by NaomiM April 7th 2018, 12:30 am

Shelf Lamp


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Post by Patrickb April 7th 2018, 8:24 am

Yes that make more sense, thanks all.
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Post by dantheman April 7th 2018, 11:42 am

the fact that Rooke pottery can be mistaken for Shelf and vice versa speaks volumes

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Post by NaomiM April 12th 2018, 11:01 pm

One with a label

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Post by Demongeeks January 2nd 2019, 12:29 pm

I've just come into possession of a huge Shelf Pottery Lamp. It's 70cm tall and 40cm wide. Bulb fittings on the interior and exterior. I'm currently waiting for a 50cm retro looking shade to arrive in the post. I'm very pleased with it. Has anyone else seen a piece of Shelf Pottery this large before?

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Post by NaomiM January 2nd 2019, 1:12 pm

Wow, that’s big!

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Post by dantheman January 2nd 2019, 1:17 pm

I haven't seen anything nearly as big

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Post by Demongeeks January 4th 2019, 9:14 am

I've just received this lovely email from Graham Alcock, the original owner/designer at Shelf Pottery. This certainly explains the unusual size of the above lamp. I'm clearly very lucky to have it.

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Post by dantheman January 4th 2019, 10:12 am

imagine the info Graham could add to our Shelf thread if he joined the forum.....
Perhaps we should all invite potters to join? Especially the ones who's careers have not been documented before

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Post by Demongeeks January 4th 2019, 10:26 am

I'll email him a link to the forum.
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Post by kk1234 January 15th 2019, 7:49 am

Can anyone identify this tall vase
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Post by dantheman January 15th 2019, 4:15 pm

looks like Shelf pottery

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