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Post by lindylou08 January 11th 2017, 1:29 pm

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I bought a number of photos some time ago featuring rural crafts etc . Included were these 4 images of potters and am wondering if  anyone on here can identify them. A VERY long shot I know.  Shrugs

They were taken in 1948 and some of the other images are definitely from Sussex or the South . There were also topographical images - all in Sussex.
From info on the reverse of the photos they appear to have come from a museum? photographic collection ? as they have reference numbers and at some point came from Barnaby's Picture Library or The Mustograph Agency in London

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Post by hercules brabazon January 11th 2017, 5:57 pm

Isn't that a St Ives standard ware Z bowl in the last picture?
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Post by studio-pots January 11th 2017, 6:07 pm

It's a youngish Bernard decorating the Z bowl and some of the others look familiar. I'll think.

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Post by studio-pots January 11th 2017, 6:14 pm

Top left could be Bill Marshall, who would have been in his mid-twenties at that time. Can't be certain as he was somewhat older when I first met him!

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Post by skay January 11th 2017, 8:37 pm

Off topic, but the first two could almost be Jan & Feb from a naked potters calendar photos of Potters - Leach, Cardew etc  847164

Goodness gracious!!

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Post by lindylou08 January 11th 2017, 9:05 pm

Great - I was hoping it might be St Ives / Leach . I did wonder re the design on the bowl being a clue.

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Post by philpot January 12th 2017, 10:42 am

Pre-War Bernard Leach had a strong connection with the artistic community at Ditchling. Staying there quite often. He was a visiting lecturer at Brighton college apparently, in 1936.
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Post by hercules brabazon January 12th 2017, 12:41 pm

Bernard Leach looks much younger here than he did in 1950:
http://www.vam.ac.uk/blog/research-department/dialogues-in-clay

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Post by studio-pots January 12th 2017, 1:16 pm

If they were all taken in 1948 then Bernard would have been 60 and, although I'm certain the photograph is Bernard I did think he looked younger than I would have expected him to. Maybe some images were earlier or Bernard had tarted himself up, as he knew the photographer was coming.

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Post by hercules brabazon January 12th 2017, 2:50 pm

Described as c. 1935:
https://uk.pinterest.com/pin/358528820311776650/

In 1946:
https://vads.ac.uk/large.php?uid=60363&sos=0
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Post by lindylou08 January 12th 2017, 3:00 pm

Yes, I saw both those images.
So unless the date on the reverse of the photo is wrong Shrugs
If the date IS wrong then this must be the earliest image of him that can be found. I agree that it does look like him - hairline/ the deep lines down towards his chin
Are there any images in any of his books?
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Post by studio-pots January 12th 2017, 3:46 pm

The Z bowls really tell us that it's post WWII.

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Post by Potty January 14th 2017, 6:44 pm

3rd looks like Cardew?

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Post by Mudman April 28th 2017, 7:46 pm

Michael Cardew top right ?? First apprentice of Bernard at st Ives...??
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Post by lindylou08 April 28th 2017, 7:57 pm

Looks like jury is out for images 2&3.Cardew suggested for both :)
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Post by philpot April 30th 2017, 11:08 am

Could 3 be Michael Leach? He would have been 35 in 1948.
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Post by lindylou08 May 1st 2017, 8:12 am

It seems Michael Cardew left St. Ives in 1926? Maybe the photographer took the photos in other potteries in the area ie Greet (Winchcombe).
I did contact St Ives re photos but unfortunately no response
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Post by Potty May 1st 2017, 12:04 pm

Maybe 2 is Ray Finch?

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Post by lindylou08 May 1st 2017, 12:48 pm

That blows my idea out of the water!Winchcombe not in being in Cornwall
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