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Post by CHOUGHED-TO-BITS September 2nd 2015, 3:23 pm

Need help identifying the potters marks on this jug . The style and glaze look familiar but just cant place it .

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Post by Guest September 2nd 2015, 4:11 pm

Looks like a Leach St Ives one to me Shrugs
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Post by CHOUGHED-TO-BITS September 2nd 2015, 4:41 pm

That was my first thought but there is no Leach pottery mark and I cant find anyone from that pottery with these initials . I have searched on http://www.studiopottery.com/ and through all the known Leach potters to no avail .
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Post by NaomiM September 2nd 2015, 5:35 pm

I suspect it's one of the St Ives associate potters. The England stamp looks very like one on Leach standard ware.
Could be a PB mark; Im wondering if Paul Barron was ever at St Ives?


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Post by NaomiM September 2nd 2015, 5:40 pm

......Yes, he was one of Bernard Leach's students.

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Post by studio-pots September 2nd 2015, 6:31 pm

Paul Barron was a student at the RCA of Staite Murray and was never at St. Ives.

It does look very Leach Pottery though, although I accept not made there.

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Post by NaomiM September 2nd 2015, 6:47 pm

This was where I found it, SP. says he was Leach's student before going to the RCA

http://www.csc.ucreative.ac.uk/index.cfm?articleid=20054

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Post by studio-pots September 2nd 2015, 7:17 pm

I think you've mis-read it, although to be fair it is a little confusing. It is saying that Norah was " a talented student of Bernard Leach's."

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Post by findmypot September 2nd 2015, 7:20 pm

also looks like Boscean Pottery,Scott Marshall? mark
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Post by findmypot September 2nd 2015, 7:21 pm

http://www.studiopottery.com/cgi-bin/pp.cgi?item=181
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Post by studio-pots September 2nd 2015, 8:18 pm

Yes, well spotted............... and Scott worked at the Leach Pottery with Uncle Bill from 1951 to 1961.

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Post by CHOUGHED-TO-BITS September 2nd 2015, 8:31 pm

Yes Definitely looks right to me . Thank you very much . I have  other Scott Marshall pieces but not with this mark on them . one a coffee pot is totaly unmarked and the other a large jug has an SM mark . I also have a beautifull Bill Marshall teapot with cane handle .
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Post by lindylou08 October 14th 2015, 1:54 pm

So, to confirm, this is St Ives ? - mark difficult to read other then ENGLAND

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Post by studio-pots October 14th 2015, 2:10 pm

No, it's nothing to do with the Leach Pottery.

Not a shape made there plus the handle is not in the correct place for them and the mark is incorrect.

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Post by NaomiM October 14th 2015, 6:57 pm

lindylou08 wrote:So, to confirm, this is St Ives ? - mark difficult to read other then ENGLAND

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Boscean Pottery

I'll split it from the Leach St Ives thread

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Post by studio-pots October 14th 2015, 10:46 pm

Saying it was "nothing to do with the Leach Pottery" above isn't entirely true as Scott Marshall, who started the Boscean Pottery, was an apprentice there. Also Richard Jenkins, who was his partner at Boscean, was at the Leach Pottery for a time as well (1959 -1961).


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Post by NaomiM October 14th 2015, 10:51 pm

Looks like he took one of their England stamps with him :)

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Post by NaomiM January 10th 2017, 5:22 pm

To add, taken over by Jacob Bodilly in 2008, but has now creased operation after Jacob moved on.

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Post by NaomiM January 10th 2017, 5:53 pm

Jacob Bodilly has just said that this mark is not Boscean Pottery; they did not mark their pots, although Scott Marshall marked some of his SM.
Edited to say: However, it’s now believed to be Richard Jenkins’ mark; well before Bodilly’s time at the pottery .


it would be nice to compare Marshall's work with this ones marked IB and ENGLAND


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Post by NaomiM March 14th 2019, 8:00 pm

Just seen another one. I think it could be Richard Jenkins’ mark from when he joined Marshall at the pottery. Looks very like an R mark and back to front J

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