Purple glazed bowl - can you help identify?

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Purple glazed bowl - can you help identify?

Post by Beege on May 23rd 2018, 7:04 pm


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Re: Purple glazed bowl - can you help identify?

Post by Beege on May 23rd 2018, 7:05 pm

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Good evening all.
I purchased this bowl simply from curiosity. I like the grey/green glaze very much and the subsequent purple glazed seems to have been 'poured' on top. Is this how the process works: one glaze applied and a subsequent glaze added for a further firing?
I couldn't see any identification marks, but there does seem to be a large '12' on the base...unless it occurred by accident when the glaze was applied. Does anyone recognise the maker/design?
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Post by NaomiM on May 23rd 2018, 7:50 pm

The glazes could have been applied one after the other before firing. The top purple glaze has crawled slightly, leaving crevases and islands of glaze. The Leaches used a white or grey version at Muchelney and The Friars Aylesford. Iíve not come across a purple version. Maybe it was a glaze test, which may account for the number 12 written in the base. Unfortunately, without a potterís mark itíll be very difficult to ID.

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Post by Beege on May 23rd 2018, 8:48 pm

Thank you Naomi.
Does that mean a glaze needs to 'dry' before another is applied...then fired?
I've quickly checked 'The Leaches' to discover the East/West artistic amalgamation...how interesting. Your description of what the 12 represents makes sense and I appreciate the difficult nature of identification without any markings.
I like the bright, chaotic effects of these glazes.
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Post by NaomiM on May 24th 2018, 2:16 am

Youíd need to ask a potter about the technicalities of glazing; I only know what Iíve picked up from collecting similarly glazed pieces. I think the technical term for the fissuring of the purple glaze is Ďbreakingí but donít quote me on that! Laughter

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