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Post by hercules brabazon August 28th 2017, 2:47 pm

Small (11.5 cm) vase. Interesting faceted shape, with square base twisting into a diamond at the top.

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Post by NaomiM January 29th 2018, 12:03 am

Carn vase

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Post by CityPotter January 11th 2021, 6:05 pm

Old thread that I'm dragging up.

I've always liked the idea of collecting Carn, because its accessible, but for the life of me I've never understood what creates the disparity in prices. Eg, ebay is full of the stuff for well under £30 and yet some galleries and sites have stuff well into the £100s. I admit to knowing not much at all about John and his work, but what is it that determines price, is it rarity of certain pieces? How do you know which are rare? Seems like a bit of a minefield!
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Post by NaomiM January 11th 2021, 6:09 pm

Rarity, usually. Plus size. The pieces with the red sun are particularly prized. The hammers are easily broken so they command a higher price. and then there's the added value of a signature, and the extra buyers if it's a cat. Plus shops usually add 50% to cover their retail costs, so ebay is better value if you're buying.

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Post by 22 Crawford St. January 11th 2021, 6:39 pm

Someone bought the molds when the factory went bust. Beware.
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Post by NaomiM January 11th 2021, 7:22 pm

22 Crawford St. wrote:Someone bought the molds when the factory went bust. Beware.

I think you mean Troika

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Post by 22 Crawford St. January 11th 2021, 8:15 pm

No Carn
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Post by NaomiM January 11th 2021, 10:12 pm

Isnt John Beusmans still making Carn Pottery ? 

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Post by 22 Crawford St. January 12th 2021, 12:16 am

Yes how strange. If he's still going then by definition he can't have sold or lost the old moulds unless he sold them off or destroyed them? This seems to be the official site. Strange as he's selling old and new Carn. I'm assuming people want 'old'. At least you an be sure it's authentic!

I'm sure I remember a thread on this site where I agreed with Ed (x10 years ago?). I steer clear of moulded factory wares as anyone with the mould (JB or those who come after) can whack out another dozen of the rare items- hammers, plaques etc That is still my personal opinion.

.. I mean it's perfectly legal for JB to re-create Carn items even if the moulds have gone as long as he still owns the 'name'.

He's selling 'rare' new vases at £400+ a pop.

Gold Spot Large Box Vase In Blue Wash - Less Than 10 Made
£425.00 *

http://carnpottery.co.uk/

https://www.google.co.uk/maps/place/Carn+Pottery/@51.2449001,-1.4564032,270a,35y,333.04h,45t/data=!3m1!1e3!4m5!3m4!1s0x4874079440c1b5bb:0x4f8913bd20609aa7!8m2!3d51.247385!4d-1.4582778

http://shop.carnpottery.co.uk/

http://www.studiopottery.com/cgi-bin/mp.cgi?item=81
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Post by denbydump January 12th 2021, 12:33 am

No, it's our friend Miles H from Andover.
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Post by philpot January 12th 2021, 10:23 am

Since I first started collecting studio pottery, there always seems to have been quite a lot of Carn pottery on the market. There are 168 poeces on Ebay at this precise moment. I have seen fairly substantial displays of it in some gift shops over the years. Has any body any idea how big the operation was? It surely could not have been John Beusmanns on his own?
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Post by denbydump January 12th 2021, 12:10 pm

There is a book on Carn pottery, which I don't have, which may have some
more information on this.

I can give a little insight, as a friend, probably during the early noughties,
was buying from the pottery at that time.
It was all rather peculiar, the pottery was not on the net, and had no shop.
Visitors were not welcome at the pottery I believe.

It was all done by mail order, you applied to be a reseller, though if there
was already one in your approximate area, you were refused, no ifs or buts.
You had to buy in wholesale trade quantities, and you would receive a
mixed box, containing a few dozen items each time. You had no idea what
you were going to get in the box, I think maybe you also had to do a certain
number of repeat orders to keep being supplied.
There was no catalogue, and orders for specific items, like eg. the popular
cats were refused. You just got what you were given.

A florist in a nearby town was an outlet some time ago, and I regularly used
to buy pieces, at reasonable retail prices, picking out the more saleable
items like the cats and fan-vases.
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Post by 22 Crawford St. January 12th 2021, 12:51 pm

denbydump wrote:No, it's our friend Miles H from Andover.

So you mean Miles is the person selling on this website?

Where is he getting NEW pieces from as they are clearly listed as new.
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Post by NaomiM January 12th 2021, 12:51 pm

There was a gift shop in Newbury selling Carn about 10-15 years ago. It was all a bit odd because it was mixed in with Indian fabrics, crystals and other New Age stuff, and looked like wholesale surplus goods. I thought he'd gone out of business back then.

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Post by CityPotter January 12th 2021, 1:07 pm

I think the key message I'm getting here is 'Stay away from Carn pottery' Laughter
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Post by NaomiM January 12th 2021, 1:11 pm

22 Crawford St. wrote:
denbydump wrote:No, it's our friend Miles H from Andover.

So you mean Miles is the person selling on this website?

Where is he getting NEW pieces from as they are clearly listed as new.

I believe he visits John Beusmans

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Post by 22 Crawford St. January 12th 2021, 1:13 pm

Yes City that was my conclusion 10 years ago. I still say I thought someone had the moulds.

Perhaps someone who knows will read this discussion and comment and we will all be wiser. One point is that it does still sell on EB so if you see a plaque or a red piece or a cat on a stall for £2 it's worth a punt.
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Post by denbydump January 12th 2021, 1:17 pm

22 Crawford St. wrote:
denbydump wrote:No, it's our friend Miles H from Andover.

So you mean Miles is the person selling on this website?

Where is he getting NEW pieces from as they are clearly listed as new.

Yes, depite the name It's his site, "Endorsed by JB".
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Post by philpot January 12th 2021, 1:49 pm

Interesting. The 'new' Carn website by Miles and Di certainly has a lot of stock. The link here is to a Spot vase on the site with a selling price of £420. It states that these were made by John Beusmans i 2016 and only 10 were made.
http://shop.carnpottery.co.uk/epages/es146265.sf/en_GB/?ObjectPath=/Shops/es146265/Products/%22Gold%20Spot%20Vase%22
On Ebay at the moment there are a number of pieces with sizeable prices from the same Andover source presumably. They are described as 'Rare' and some are dated as made in 2012, and some in the 2000's.
The standard Carn book was printed in 2005. So there would be no information there. I wonder how these newer 'Rare' pieces will affect the value of much older ones?
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Post by 22 Crawford St. January 12th 2021, 2:01 pm

And that hints at why retailers could not order just cats or what they wanted as it would flood the market with rare or popular pieces.


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Post by NaomiM January 12th 2021, 2:14 pm

Tbh it's "poor man's Troika". This happens when demand for a particular type of pottery is hard to come by, or out of people's price range (the rarer Troika pieces are in their £thousands) and something similar moves in to fill the void. I sell small pieces on ebay whenever I find them in the charity shops and most go for £6-20 depending on size. There's someone who buys regularly who has a warehouse full of them.

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Post by denbydump January 12th 2021, 4:25 pm

Even 20+ years ago there was interest in this pottery, along with say Celtic.
Unique, but maybe derivative of Troika, which was also bouyant back then.
Collectors, even then, would pay a premium for early pieces (3-line mark),
especially any with shiny glaze, as opposed to oxide wash decoration.
I do remember trapezium vases with big red spots and little scent bottles.

I remember a casual dealer from Nottingham, who had moved to Cornwall,
managed to "get in" with JB, and he was remaking some of the early stuff
with the shiny glazes in limited quantities, and that was a long time ago.
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Post by philpot January 12th 2021, 4:29 pm

Yes I agree Naomi.The average stuff has always got chicken feed prices. Which would of course imply that there is quite a lot of it around. Probably is, because it has been a regular in charity shops over the years. Mind you the standard basic Troika coffin and cube vases sell for about the same at auction as they did 25 years ago.
Its the rarer pieces that fetch the greater prices of course. But there does seems a query about those now. As an area of collecting, extreme caution seems advisable.
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