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Post by MissLS April 18th 2020, 1:48 pm

Thanks so much everyone.  I have a little shop online but I am quite new and really paranoid about unwittingly selling fake items so I always like to check with the collectors (i.e the experts!) on things I am not sure about or don't have books on yet.  That's really tickled me about the copyright Happy
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Post by NaomiM April 18th 2020, 5:49 pm

His daughter said he roped his kids in to paint on the coloured glazes if it was a large order, so the quality can be a bit hit and miss. And the kiln was a bit dodgy so sometimes you got a lovely flambé red colour and other times a washed out brown :)

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Post by studio-pots April 19th 2020, 11:00 am

NaomiM wrote:His daughter said he roped his kids in to paint on the coloured glazes if it was a large order, so the quality can be a bit hit and miss. And the kiln was a bit dodgy so sometimes you got a lovely flambé red colour and other times a washed out brown :)

David's "other hobby" meant that he often stopped the kiln or opened it too early and so ruined everything. So it was more likely the potter at fault rather than the kiln.

I remember visiting the basement of the pottery after his death and seeing lots of his experimental art creations but all had firing cracks etc. because he was too keen to open the kiln to see what was inside. I recall that they looked interesting but I only saw them by torchlight, as the electricity in the basement was up the creek too.

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Post by brin mcardle February 17th 2021, 3:21 pm


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Post by philpot February 17th 2021, 4:44 pm

It is a stamp used by Tarquin Cole from 1997.
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Post by brin mcardle February 17th 2021, 5:25 pm

Thank you
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Post by benwilliams April 26th 2021, 9:48 pm

Shallow Dish with sgraffito geometric pattern, sits on 4 feet like another dish on this thread. mark for 1957-1971 I think. Looks late 50s or early 60s but no potters mark.
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Post by studio-pots April 28th 2021, 2:41 pm

The pattern was called Tracery and I agree with you regarding the date.

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Post by NaomiM November 27th 2021, 12:33 am

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Post by 22 Crawford St. November 27th 2021, 1:30 am

P - Pam Goddard, but still very common pattern
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Post by NaomiM November 27th 2021, 2:05 am

Cheers Most Excellent

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Post by denbydump November 27th 2021, 2:27 pm

1949-52. so an early piece.
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Post by studio-pots November 28th 2021, 6:38 pm

Speaking of Pam Goddard, here's the front of a book that she self published about her time working at the Rye Pottery.

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