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Post by lindylou08 on March 12th 2020, 2:38 pm

I'm hoping someone will be able to identify the maker of this tile or wall plaque ( although there is no way of hanging it). 22cm square. Thanks

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Post by philpot on March 12th 2020, 5:26 pm

A wall plaque with no method of hanging? Not a great commercial decision. Which might imply a more amateurish production. Although it is a very nice looking piece.
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Post by lindylou08 on March 12th 2020, 5:43 pm

I think it would also need protective pads on the bottom to prevent it scratching whatever it is standing on as the clay is extremely rough.
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Post by philpot on March 12th 2020, 6:22 pm

A studio potter has to literally hasd make his living by what she/she sells. So every making decision must be infuenced by commercial that. The 'extremely rough' surface obviously implies some one who in not influenced by making a living. A very good amatuer?
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Post by Grumpy Grandad on March 13th 2020, 1:03 am

Is it possible that it was intended to be used as a functional tile in its own right? It would sit well inset into a wooden panel in a kitchen cupboard or as part of a tile-topped table, maybe even a feature tile for a tiled wall.
Alternatively, it could have been made purely as a stand-alone decorative piece of wall art, and it lacks a way of being hung because it was meant to be framed, hence the unglazed margin.
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Post by NaomiM on March 13th 2020, 1:29 am

It may originally have been in a wooden frame; possibly for use as a trivet

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Post by lindylou08 on March 25th 2020, 10:11 pm

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Post by Grumpy Grandad on March 25th 2020, 10:29 pm

Just looked up the name; nice find. Most Excellent
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Post by NaomiM on March 25th 2020, 10:35 pm

Nice

1950 - 1960 Trained at the School of Fine Arts in Bourges and at the Faenza International School of Ceramics in Italy. He created the "Cyclades" workshop in Générargues to Anduze. His creations feature an enchanting bestiary from Mediterranean mythologies.

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