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Post by Nik March 21st 2013, 10:59 pm

Lidded jar approx 4" tall.

Marked to side with an intersecting W and inverted triangle, or possibly 'BVW', or then again, it looks like three mountains the other way up.

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Post by NaomiM October 17th 2013, 11:44 pm

Looks a bit like Margaret Leach's Wye Valley mark

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Post by Nik October 18th 2013, 12:17 am

Thanks Naomi, it does...... but that's where the similarities stop?
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Post by big ed February 4th 2015, 3:44 pm

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Post by big ed February 4th 2015, 3:46 pm

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Try again with this one , impressed X marks on foot base , and applied x mark near top , 6" high saltglaze , impressed VW or Triangle and W
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Post by studio-pots February 4th 2015, 4:02 pm

Are you sure that it's salt glazed?................ and while you are at it show us your bottom.

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Post by studio-pots February 4th 2015, 5:52 pm

I say the above because, although there might have been a dash of salting in the kiln, it looks as if it is wood-fired.

Wondering if the mark is a stylised D W but haven't found a likely candidate.

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Post by big ed February 4th 2015, 6:36 pm

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You could be right SP about wood fired with a tad ash on the side . here's my bottom .
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Post by big ed February 5th 2015, 1:40 pm

Just found out it was made By David Wadsworth , so you were right SP about the DW and Wood fired Also thanks , Ed
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Post by studio-pots February 5th 2015, 3:00 pm

That explains why I didn't get it, as I've never heard of him.

I see that he lives in Alfreton on DD's patch.

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Post by big ed February 5th 2015, 3:20 pm

I'd never heard of him either , I'm told he may have been at Winchcombe for a little while , Doug Fitch had some of his pots and were spotted by a visitor to his studio .
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Post by studio-pots February 5th 2015, 4:00 pm

The Pottery has a page of Facebook and it seems to be one of the many tourist attractions that Alfreton has to offer!

You can go there and have a taster session of throwing and decorating plus he also runs classes (not tonight though as he is sick). I saw some glazed pieces on the site that have the "window" decoration as on the vase above.

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Post by denbydump February 5th 2015, 4:06 pm

Ha Ha, was there yesterday doing the charity shops, got some good bits, but a bit of a
grim mining town really.
No I've never heard of him either, sorry.
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Post by big ed February 5th 2015, 4:14 pm

Good that an unknown has been Id'd then , that's the sort of thing that's good about the forum .
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Post by stardust* October 1st 2015, 1:18 pm

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About 8.5 inches wide including handles. Lovely glaze effect. Stamped W or M with a triangle?
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Post by stardust* January 13th 2016, 7:06 pm

David Wadsworth, Alfreton, Derbyshire.

Been in to his studio/tearoom/shop today whilst on a visit to family, lovely place, lovely people, lovely pots.
On a bit of scouting the internet, seems he was a student with Doug Fitch and mentioned in his blog 'The Devonshire Pottery' http://slipware.blogspot.co.uk/2008/11/snuff-stuff.html
Alfreton, ("the grim old mining town") may be full of Charity shops, which is great for affordable treasures.... if DD doesn't get there first!... but it's surviving a superstore invasion, and is quietly sheltering a good potter (just my opinion).

Treated myself to one of his pots
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Post by denbydump January 14th 2016, 12:49 am

stardust* wrote:
Alfreton, ("the grim old mining town") may be full of Charity shops, which is great for affordable treasures.... if DD doesn't get there first!... but it's surviving a superstore invasion, and is quietly sheltering a good potter (just my opinion).

Ha Ha, I go every few weeks or so, I've driven past the tea rooms and wondered what the name meant!
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Post by NaomiM January 14th 2016, 3:13 am

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David Wadsworth, Alfreton, Derbyshire Empty Twee mug rather cute vw / wv mark - David Wadsworth

Post by MCWebs February 19th 2020, 11:05 pm

Quite a pleasantly shaped mug VW / WV mark

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Post by NaomiM February 19th 2020, 11:27 pm

I think it’s David Wadsworth

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Post by MCWebs February 20th 2020, 12:06 am

Yep makes sense i bought it in derby too - and it's his mark looking at the mug close up with comparisons online... great!!
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David Wadsworth, Alfreton, Derbyshire Empty Stoneware Tankard & Teabowl, VW mark - David Wadsworth, Alfreton

Post by denbydump April 10th 2022, 3:04 pm

A large Tankard, with an unusual distinctive impressed and incised design. Sure I've seen this before somewhere.

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Post by NaomiM April 10th 2022, 4:08 pm

C stamp on the side?

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Post by denbydump April 10th 2022, 10:49 pm

No the base dimples are just part of the design. you can even see the fingerprint
under the glaze. It has a soapy feel like soda glaze, amd maybe coil-built with
the spiral ribs. There is just something about it.
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Post by NaomiM April 10th 2022, 11:12 pm

I think it's wheel thrown.

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