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Post by climberg64 on October 25th 2011, 10:19 pm

Syl & Ray Macro, Alston, Cumbria P1000551
Syl & Ray Macro, Alston, Cumbria P1000552

These vases are made in a mould with coloured clay to make the North Pennine landscapes.


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Post by climberg64 on October 26th 2011, 2:54 pm

Syl & Ray Macro, Alston, Cumbria P1000559

This is better. It conjures exactly the views around Alston on a wet and wintery day. Syl Macro and her husband have a gallery there which exhibits and sells work by a number of ceramicists.

It is stoneware. Made in two moulds by layering differently coloured and textured clays. In appearance, it reminds me of Ewen Henderson's earlier work when he used different types of clay and porcelain.
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Post by denbydump on November 9th 2017, 10:38 pm

A pretty jug with "SM" incised.

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Post by denbydump on November 10th 2017, 10:57 pm

The book shows a "Sue Sharp" Alston pottery Cumbria.
Another potter, or an unrelated coincidence?
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Post by NaomiM on November 10th 2017, 11:29 pm

It's Syl Macro's label and mark from 1990-94.
Sue Sharp is currently based in Alston but her work is very different; bright glazes and she signs her name.

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Post by denbydump on September 2nd 2018, 1:19 pm

Blackfriars pottery, Newcastle. The BSPM book says 1985-95, so before Alston.

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