Unusual hand made bowl with "radical" decoration. Who made this?

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Post by Silver Pete April 16th 2021, 6:21 pm

I bought this today at a local charity shop. It has a fantastic amount of work with impressed roundels and the wording, "memories strung like bunting across the years". The base has a painted mark but I can't identify it. Any ideas?Unusual hand made bowl with "radical" decoration. Who made this?  P1120738
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Post by NaomiM April 17th 2021, 12:48 am

Very nice. Looks like it’s signed Liz. There’s Liz Beckenham and Liz Riley but I don’t know if it’s their type of work

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Post by Silver Pete April 17th 2021, 6:06 am

It's not the sort of thing I usually buy but I quite like its novelty value. Even the good lady wife likes it which is a definite bonus! The work is like nothing I have come across before and must ring a bell with someone viewing it on here. I will look into the "Liz" signature idea, Thanks for the suggestion.
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Post by Silver Pete April 17th 2021, 6:47 am

I just had a look at a bowl on ebay, similar shape, same type of painted moto wording, even the same type of base but signed by Australian Brooke Clunie. Could this be where mine originated?? I will dig a bit deeper in this vein I think!
Having looked at her work on Google it seems she does make similar shaped items in similar clays. She also runs "have a go" sessions so I may have a "amateur" piece by one of her pottery visitors. Check it out at Brookfarm. Australia.


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Post by dantheman April 17th 2021, 9:37 am

The wording reminds me of a poem about a failed Kamikaze pilot
The line was


he must have looked far down
at the little fishing boats
strung out like bunting
on a green-blue translucent sea



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