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Post by NaomiM Fri May 16, 2014 12:44 am

Nicholas Hillyard, Axminster, Devon

Sgraffito mug
Marked on the base with an incised monogram, NH, and AXMINSTER

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Post by hercules brabazon Thu Jul 09, 2015 3:57 pm

Sgraffito bowl marked AXMINSTER NM:

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Post by slopingsteve Mon May 15, 2017 8:45 pm

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This is so well made I would have thought that there would be lots of info about but that is not the case. Any opinions from the more knowledgeable???
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Post by hercules brabazon Mon May 15, 2017 9:13 pm

The style is a bit reminiscent of Nicholas Hillyard, who signs like that, except with "Axminster" instead of "Membury". They're very close, so perhaps he used to work there.
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Post by NaomiM Mon May 15, 2017 9:16 pm

Not in the book. Membury is the place (not to be confused with Nick Membery). There is another Membury Pottery but stoneware and with an insect mark.
Based on the sgraffito decoration I'm wondering if it's Nick Hillyard of Axminster Pottery but he's not in the Marks book so I don't know if he was ever at Membury.


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Post by NaomiM Mon May 15, 2017 9:16 pm

Ha ha, Snap!

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Post by NaomiM Sun Sep 12, 2021 4:09 pm

By Nicholas Hillyard

From a bio. dated 2014:

Nick has been a potter for 25 years, along with teaching pottery in local colleges.
His designs are beautiful and highly intricate, influenced by oriental and European folk pottery. The decoration is hand carved Sgraffito slipware, achieved without stencils or patterns.
Nick is a very popular local potter whose work is exhibited in various West Country galleries as well as at Liberty’s in London.

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