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Post by vanmann on December 11th 2010, 9:21 pm

This 3 1/4 inch posy vase has an impressed mark showing outline of Isle of Wight with IoW within.My first thought was Jo Lester but it doesn't look like any of the stuff of his I have seen before. Any thoughts please?

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Post by pot-bellied amateur on June 17th 2014, 10:52 am

Probably not Jo Lester, judging by the style of the above pots, but clearly from the IoW pottery A recent find in a charity shop.

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Post by Potty on June 17th 2014, 11:47 am

pot-bellied amateur wrote:Probably not Jo Lester, judging by the style of the above pots, but clearly from the IoW pottery A recent find in a charity shop.

It is from the Isle of Wight, but not from Joe's "Island Pottery".

It is made by Martyn Gilchrist - Bembridge Pottery.

They are marked similarly (IoW (no "Jo") within an IoW Map), this is because Martyn was another of Joe Lester's apprentices, who went to set up his own pottery.

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Post by denbydump on June 25th 2014, 7:23 pm

A 6 in high vase
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Post by denbydump on June 26th 2014, 2:07 pm

A cute cat pin-dish.
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Post by denbydump on June 28th 2014, 1:05 pm

Don't ask me what these are supposed to be! Marks as above.

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Post by denbydump on June 28th 2014, 1:07 pm

3 pots with the other "signature" mark he used.

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Post by denbydump on June 28th 2014, 1:57 pm

A spooky owl.
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Post by NaomiM on October 6th 2014, 12:22 am

Cream jugs, Bembridge Pottery


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Post by NaomiM on November 1st 2016, 4:16 pm

Nice bit of Bembridge Pottery in the window of the local charity shop, but with a hairline plus a very faded price ticket of £10:50 (and they wouldnt take an offer) I left it. (Lol, its still there - 3/8/17)

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Post by lindylou08 on April 16th 2017, 5:29 pm

This small unassuming vase is, I guess from one of the IOW potteries but I can't identify the mark which appears to have potters or decorators initials .

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Post by bluenote on October 31st 2017, 3:34 pm

Can anyone tell me which pottery on the Isle of Wight used this impressed mark please. Found the same one on pintrest but can't access it via my phone. ThanksMartyn Gilchrist, Bembridge Pottery, Isle of Wight 20171028
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Post by DAVID24/5 on June 4th 2018, 11:01 am

Large hand painted Bembridge vase (8" tall x 6" wide). Weighs nearly 2 kilos!

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Post by philpot on June 5th 2018, 7:29 am

Information on Bembridge pottery and Martin Gilchrist, taken from A CENTURY OF CERAMICS by Lisa and Andrew Dowden and Robin Goodredge. An excellent book on 20th century IOW pottery.

Situated in Bembridge village IOW ran 1965-84. Martyn Gilchrist was apprenticed to Jo Lester in 1964. Martyn did most the throwing but most of the decoration was done by decorators he employed,Principal one being Collen Dunn (nee Sharpe) who worked there for 10 years, but aslo Annette Bonnet, Susan Bailey, Barbara Trzebski, Rosemary Brangan,Kay Sharpe.

It was sold at the pottery, a gift shop they owned. Also wholesale to gift shops around the Isle of Wight, and a bit to the mainland. Mark is the IOW in a map, with handmade at the top, and Bembridge down the bottom. A r are occasional mark was a printed isle of Wight on top, MWG in the middle, and Hand made down the bottom. Some stoneware also had the personal MG mark,of an M within a G.

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Post by Grumpy Grandad on May 22nd 2020, 5:33 am

I'm assuming that this pomander is a Bembridge piece.
What I like about this one is that the colours are all metallics, which proved surprisingly difficult to photograph to show well. The close-up is about the best I could do with my ultra-professional set-up of feeble loft light and smart phone. Rolling Eyes

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