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Post by Pip February 8th 2008, 11:35 am

Click the link below for some information about the history of the Rye Potteries...

http://www.studiopottery.com/cgi-bin/mp.cgi?item=73


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Post by Josordoni June 9th 2008, 1:22 pm

David Sharp blue floral duck - quite a big one at 10.5 ins 260 mm long. The Rye backstamp - is that Rye Pottery, or DS's Rye Art Pottery? I am trying to work out the date for these floral patterned animals.

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Post by Pip September 16th 2009, 4:02 pm

Another 1950s Rye striped elliptical bowl.

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Post by twenty21 December 14th 2011, 2:55 am

Another variation of the bull - possibly a bison? - signed by David Sharp. This one is in a black satin glaze with the section at the back in a coarser, very dark charcoal. The difference between the two colour/glazes is very subtle.

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Post by Celtic_Fan December 21st 2011, 10:24 am

Josordoni wrote:David Sharp blue floral duck - quite a big one at 10.5 ins 260 mm long. The Rye backstamp - is that Rye Pottery, or DS's Rye Art Pottery? I am trying to work out the date for these floral patterned animals.
I visited the pottery in Oct 2002, in the hope of picking up some nice pieces.
But it seemed that they were in the process of changing design style Sad

The vast majority of what they had was this blue and white flower design.
The only item I came away with, was this bull in the older style - I'd have bought more if they had any. But they didn't have any other animals or bulls in this style.
I don't know when they started this new style, but I guess it must have been around that time, 2000 - 2002 ??
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Post by NaomiM September 19th 2012, 12:38 pm

My little herd of David Sharp bulls:


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Post by NaomiM September 19th 2012, 12:58 pm

Rye tankard.

I read somewhere that the stars and dots pattern was introduced for the Festival Of Britain exhibition, 1951, but I can't corroborate that.

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Post by NaomiM September 19th 2012, 1:15 pm

Another tankard


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Small Rye bowl

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Post by NaomiM September 19th 2012, 6:56 pm

NaomiM wrote:Rye tankard.

I read somewhere that the stars and dots pattern was introduced for the Festival Of Britain exhibition, 1951, but I can't corroborate that.

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White glaze on the base, covering the backstamps RYE J
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Post by brin mcardle November 29th 2012, 6:00 pm

Hi all...do we think this is authentic..the David Sharp is printed...nothing about Rye
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Sorry the base pic is blurred...printed David Sharp England

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Post by big ed November 29th 2012, 9:23 pm

Yes , his pieces marked in various ways , including this .
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Post by Eclectic-Dorset February 23rd 2013, 5:23 pm

NaomiM wrote:OMG that's a bit scary! Shock
They where supposed to be modelled from his mates down the pub , i got a feeling it maybe a drinking hole worth giving a miss , it would be like driving into the hills have eyes.
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Post by mandrake1000 March 3rd 2013, 12:47 am

Some of my David Sharp pottery - in this case a herd of bulls ...

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Post by mandrake1000 March 3rd 2013, 1:22 am

I also have a paddling of David Sharpe ducks (is paddling the right word?) ...

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Post by mandrake1000 March 3rd 2013, 12:23 pm

A selection of David Sharp flambé pieces I have collected over the years

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Post by mowen March 5th 2013, 9:57 pm

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Post by mowen March 5th 2013, 10:03 pm

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Post by studio-pots March 5th 2013, 10:12 pm

That's very interesting early decoration by David Sharp - not seen anything quite as interesting by him from that period.

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Post by mowen March 5th 2013, 10:20 pm

Thank you, the backstamp has confused me as it states made in rye, rather than the more usual made in rye pottery? I guessed it was made whilst he was at the rye pottery, and like you said, a bit earlier. It is growing on me Happy x x
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Post by studio-pots March 5th 2013, 10:27 pm

Yes it is from when he was working at the Rye Pottery (1947- 1956) - I would imagine towards the end of his time there.

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Post by studio-pots March 5th 2013, 10:41 pm

I held a selling exhibition called "The Potteries of Rye" back in 1999 where we launched Carol Cashmore's book of the same name. Below is an image from the invitation card so excuse the quality. Both pieces in the image are from the Rye Pottery with the dish being by Dennis Townsend and if my memory serves me correctly the lamp base being painted by David Sharp.

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Post by mandrake1000 March 5th 2013, 10:52 pm

Very nice plate mowen - unfamiliar pattern which probably makes it quite rare.
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Post by studio-pots March 5th 2013, 11:00 pm

They were allowed to do one-off decorations in this manner at the Rye Pottery. These they signed and they were sold as individual "studio wares". Little guidence was given and I haven't seen any pieces that have been identical.


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Post by NaomiM March 5th 2013, 11:01 pm

Picked this pair up today. 5.5" high. One missing it's top. I'm assuming they're from the 1950s.


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Post by mandrake1000 March 5th 2013, 11:05 pm

I quite like those too although not my favourite colourway. Are they for oil or vinegar or something similar?
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