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Re: Powell and Llangollen Studio Pottery (Wales)

Post by NaomiM on December 7th 2012, 9:52 pm

Rare Llangollen Jonah and the Whale, recently sold on ebay. The seller granted permission for me to copy and post the photos on the forum.







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Re: Powell and Llangollen Studio Pottery (Wales)

Post by Catshome on December 7th 2012, 9:59 pm

Thanks Naomi - that really helps. Now I'm pretty sure my cockerel is Llangollen, as the whale (nice!) looks to have been made from a similar coloured clay.
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Re: Powell and Llangollen Studio Pottery (Wales)

Post by NaomiM on December 7th 2012, 10:04 pm

Catshome wrote:Thanks Naomi - that really helps. Now I'm pretty sure my cockerel is Llangollen, as the whale (nice!) looks to have been made from a similar coloured clay.

I wouldn't have noticed it if it hadn't been for your cockerel. Happy The seller hadn't id-ed it because the backstamp is too faint.
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Re: Powell and Llangollen Studio Pottery (Wales)

Post by NaomiM on December 7th 2012, 10:34 pm

Oops, dimensions: 6" long, 4.5" high

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Signed slipware finish Salt Pig - Llangollen Pottery

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Slipware sugar bowl - Powell Pottery, 1951

Post by lindylou08 on February 12th 2013, 3:19 pm

Hi
Hoping someone(anyone?) can help me with any info on this little slipware bowl marked SIWGR (Welsh for sugar). It's approx 3ins in diameter




and the incised mark appears to be 2 P's or even 2 swords Pondering


Here's hoping!
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Re: Powell and Llangollen Studio Pottery (Wales)

Post by big ed on February 14th 2013, 9:27 am

Everything is pointing me to Llangollen Pottery , formerly Powell Pottery and I would date it around the early 1950's. Ed
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Re: Powell and Llangollen Studio Pottery (Wales)

Post by lindylou08 on February 14th 2013, 4:04 pm

Thanks big ed Excellent
Have looked at Llangollen/ Powell pottery posts here on the forum and elsewhere online.
You obviously have (had?) an interest in the pottery. There is mention of an 'incised Powell Pottery' mark - would that be abbreviated to PP ( rather than written in full) or would that be the potter. The only images I've managed to find are for Llangollen marks.
Would it have a value? especially as it's relatively early ( or vintage like me - born ' in the early 50s'!!)
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Re: Powell and Llangollen Studio Pottery (Wales)

Post by big ed on February 14th 2013, 4:14 pm

Powell pieces are quire scarce , I believe various incised marks were used , they were quite sought after a few years ago , I haven't been keeping track of the pots for a while so I don't know how many collectors are around but yes it is more valuable than the sheeps cradle marked Llangollen pieces , I know Rhys Powell died, but his wife is still working doing mosaics and stuff if you can find their site and email she might help more , she has helped me in the past , yes good vintage the early 1950's same as me too Happy
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Re: Powell and Llangollen Studio Pottery (Wales)

Post by big ed on February 14th 2013, 4:19 pm


info@cbdpools.co.uk

Try Emailing Jean Powell at this address , ED
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Re: Powell and Llangollen Studio Pottery (Wales)

Post by lindylou08 on February 18th 2013, 10:45 am

Just out of interest I Emailed the pottery and received confirmation that it was indeed made by Jean and her husband, Rhys 'Taffy' Powell, as Powell Pottery in 1951
Thanks for the contact info BigEd.

I intend to keep it and use it for its intended purpose although at first I did think SIWGR was an acronym - possibly for a railway Rolling Eyes
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Re: Powell and Llangollen Studio Pottery (Wales)

Post by big ed on February 18th 2013, 10:56 am

That's good news , make sure you don't damage it , there's not many about , Ed Most Excellent
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unusual llangollen dish

Post by rosyrutter on April 14th 2013, 9:21 pm

Hello there. I recently bought a Llangollen dish which looks very 1950's in design. It is white underneath and at the rim, changing to a powdery blue interior with loose hand painted decoration in green, grey, brown, black, orange. They may represent fruit or fish, not sure really. This one has an inscribed LLANGOLLEN and a cradle.
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Re: Powell and Llangollen Studio Pottery (Wales)

Post by rosyrutter on April 14th 2013, 9:30 pm

This is an image of the said dish.
http://rutterio.com//llanbollendish1.JPG
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Re: Powell and Llangollen Studio Pottery (Wales)

Post by skipposal on April 14th 2013, 9:32 pm

Wonder if it is meant to be stylised corn on the cob? Very nice, whatever.
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Welsh pottery beakers - Llangollen pottery

Post by vanmann on November 27th 2013, 1:27 pm

Looking for ID help please on this set of 4 small pots. Marked WALES and a bridgelike symbol. Would these be beakers or tea bowls or just small pots. All suggestions appreciated





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Re: Powell and Llangollen Studio Pottery (Wales)

Post by big ed on November 27th 2013, 2:07 pm

this is Langollen pottery , the mark represents a sheeps cradle .
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Re: Powell and Llangollen Studio Pottery (Wales)

Post by vanmann on November 27th 2013, 2:38 pm

Thanks very much Ed, any idea of age or use?
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Re: Powell and Llangollen Studio Pottery (Wales)

Post by big ed on November 27th 2013, 4:00 pm

sorry no idea ,john I haven't seen any of these before , maybe late 60's early 70's , I forget when the pottery closed down .
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Re: Powell and Llangollen Studio Pottery (Wales)

Post by Karinclark on May 28th 2014, 5:56 pm

Hi..I have the black version of Jonah and the Whale. I actually send pics off to Cardiff uni some years ago and they didnt know who it was by...now I know..I thought Portmeirion because it is similar to some of the early Portmeirion drizzle and dot type. All it says underneath is Wales and the back stamp. I will dig out or take new photos sometime. I did pay 30 for mine in Narberth Malt House Antique centre. She didnt know anything about it but I just loved it so much that I paid what she wanted as I knew that if I didnt I would always be sorry. I am from N Wales originally from Denbighshire..but I never thought of Llangollen.
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Re: Powell and Llangollen Studio Pottery (Wales)

Post by big ed on May 28th 2014, 6:04 pm

Sometimes the Sheep Cradle mark is very faint on these pieces , but most have it .
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Re: Powell and Llangollen Studio Pottery (Wales)

Post by Karinclark on May 28th 2014, 6:10 pm

No its a very clear mark....do you know who designed it and who was the potter please.
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Re: Powell and Llangollen Studio Pottery (Wales)

Post by big ed on May 28th 2014, 6:16 pm

I don't the designer Try Emailing Jean Powell , she will probably know
info@cbdpools.com
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Jonah and the Wales, Llangollen Pottery.

Post by Karinclark on June 8th 2014, 1:48 pm

Hope this helps. I am a new member so hope this is right. This is my Jonah and the Whale, I checked and I bought it in 2007...where has time gone...anyway thanks for identifying it for me. There is a clear stamp underneath and Wales.
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Re: Powell and Llangollen Studio Pottery (Wales)

Post by Karinclark on June 8th 2014, 4:06 pm

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