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Buchanan Wollaston Pottery, Byfield

Post by numes2 on January 19th 2015, 8:54 pm




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William Marshall?

Post by studio-pots on January 19th 2015, 11:23 pm

No it is not his mark.

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Re: Buchanan Wollaston Pottery, Byfield

Post by NaomiM on January 20th 2015, 12:17 am

I've seen one on the Ceramike website with this mark attributed to BW Pottery, Byfield Northants. But I don't know anything about the pottery.

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Re: Buchanan Wollaston Pottery, Byfield

Post by numes2 on January 20th 2015, 5:46 pm

Thank you for the link. On Ceramike is also referred as Buchanan-Wollaston Pottery in Byfield, working around '70....Leach "family"?
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Re: Buchanan Wollaston Pottery, Byfield

Post by studio-pots on January 20th 2015, 6:06 pm

It does appear that the ID on Mike S's site was done by someone having a pot with the mark and a paper label so pretty conclusive.

Other than it saying that it was in Northamptonshire and it had been run by a couple (the Buchanan-Wollaston's) and then by their daughter there doesn't appear to be any other information elsewhere that I can find. Hand made stoneware was fashionable in the UK during the 1970s and many potteries closed towards the end of that decade.

So no connection with Bill Marshall, Cornwall or the Leach Pottery.

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Post by numes2 on January 25th 2015, 9:45 am

What's the right connection to contextualize the style of this potter ?
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Post by studio-pots on January 25th 2015, 10:43 am

From the information that we have we don't know if this was made by Mr. or Mrs. Buchanan-Woollaston or their daughter.

Despite what I wrote above and the fact that none of these people worked with Bernard Leach the vase is certainly in the Leach Anglo-Oriental style. A Potter's Book by Bernard Leach was read and followed by many who potted in the UK and elsewhere during the 20th century.

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brown jug with backstamp - Buchanan-Wollaston Pottery, Byfield

Post by debbie32 on April 2nd 2017, 11:07 am


I have picked up a lovely 6" tall brown jug with a clear backstamp, I cant find it in the BSPM, does anyone recognise the maker or the pattern? thank you





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Re: Buchanan Wollaston Pottery, Byfield

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Re: Buchanan Wollaston Pottery, Byfield

Post by debbie32 on April 2nd 2017, 7:16 pm

Many thanks Naomi - looks spot on!
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