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Post by HelenC August 24th 2021, 6:16 pm

I can’t decide if this huge raku  bowl is fantastic or fantastically ugly! It’s about to split into two pieces so before it does I thought I’d have a go at an ID. No mark, but a very odd style of decoration looking like someone has piped red clay slip over the copper glaze then squished it. Not optimistic but - anyone seen anything similar before?

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Post by philpot August 24th 2021, 7:46 pm

John Dunn. Famed for his very large raku dishes.Never seen that type of slip decoration on his work Though.
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Post by NaomiM August 24th 2021, 8:08 pm

Aside from it being raku, it doesn’t look typical of his work

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Post by HelenC August 24th 2021, 8:12 pm

I have to say the work I’ve seen of his is rather more ‘refined’ than this - I’ll do some digging though.
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Post by philpot August 24th 2021, 9:20 pm

The crackle glaze does. I have owned a couple of pieces of his before selling them on.
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Post by HelenC August 25th 2021, 3:03 pm

Not John Dunn, I asked him! Surprised a bowl of this size isn’t marked, given the skill involved (regardless of my opinion of the decoration) in making and raku firing something of this size.
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Post by studio-pots August 26th 2021, 12:01 am

If that is felt on the back, there could be a mark underneath.

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Post by HelenC August 26th 2021, 6:42 pm

Hi, no the back is just bare carbonised clay body and glaze, no felt, and no mark 🙁
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