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Post by CityPotter March 30th 2021, 8:56 pm

Hi all

I originally thought this might be a Mike Dodd jug as I know of pots he hasn't marked and the handle form is similar,  as is the clay body, but I don't think it's his. The handle sits too close to the rim and the almost raised lip above the rim is quite distinctive and not something I've seen on his pots. It's a long shot, but any guesses?Unmarked wood fired ash glazed jug Screen12
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Post by philpot March 30th 2021, 10:23 pm

What size is it?
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Post by CityPotter March 30th 2021, 10:26 pm

philpot wrote:What size is it?

Just over 15cm tall
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Post by philpot March 31st 2021, 5:39 am

Fairly  small then. But it is a really well made pot that looks as though it should be made by a top maker. But we come back to the eternal problem of unmarked items. Very few professional potters do not mark their items. They are producing a costly premium hand made product where an individual identity is a strong selling point. Not doing that costs them money.
                So one falls back to the 1970's. There were Lots and lots of potters then. Hand made products sold very well. They did not need a Fancy personal mark. Most of them relied on sticky labels which eventually washed off. So now, there are a substantial number of very well made pots around with no maker's mark. Not only that, most of them were made in the Leach/Cardew tradition which was Huge in the pottery world back then.
                 This is probably what this one is.
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