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Post by Pip February 9th 2008, 12:12 pm

Lotus Pottery was founded in 1957 by Michael and Elizabeth Skipwith at Stoke Gabriel in Devon.  For the first 20 or so years they produced earthenware until Michael built a wood fired kiln and they then started making stoneware and porcelain items.


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Post by mid20c October 27th 2008, 8:04 pm

My personal collection of Lotus Pottery Bulls.

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Post by dantheman February 6th 2009, 1:30 pm

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Post by mid20c February 6th 2009, 2:20 pm

Picked up this Lotus pottery bird the other day.

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Post by Oldmagpie September 17th 2013, 11:31 am

dantheman wrote:did Lotus mark any of their pottery?
Not all Lotus is marked, but when it is you normally get either a black ink stamp or an impressed seal mark or both as on this piece.

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Post by brin mcardle March 5th 2015, 5:00 pm

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Bought 2...one with a tiny chip on horn which i shall get repaired and keep
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Post by potterymad62 December 7th 2015, 2:26 pm

Don't no much about the Lotus Pottery in Devon, but have a very nice planter pot.

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Post by RVsaid June 23rd 2016, 9:06 pm

Hi

A very unusual example, approx 17 cm high and unlike any Stoke Gabriel Lotus pottery I have seen to date, any thoughts?

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Post by NaomiM June 23rd 2016, 9:36 pm

The mark seems right. Maybe it was by one of the visiting potters, eg Paul Bearne

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Post by studio-pots June 24th 2016, 8:18 am

It is very typical of the type of pots Michael was making in the late 1980s.

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Post by RVsaid June 24th 2016, 9:23 am

Thanks Studio P - I couldn't find another example when I was looking. I really quite like it myself
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Post by RVsaid February 20th 2018, 9:03 am

Hi Team

LP with dot marks for Lotus Pottery aka Stoke Gabriel (just up the road from me) but a distinct Chessell Pottery rim finish and type of pottery.

I looked but could not find a relationship between the two potteries or potters.

Any thoughts, could just be an influence of the period in form but to use the same raw material as well seems a stretch.

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Post by NaomiM February 20th 2018, 10:26 am

Lotus pottery did do some more arty pieces and potters like Brian Paul Bearne potted there on and off but I don’t know who else

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Post by NaomiM April 26th 2018, 9:36 pm

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Post by Paul D December 14th 2018, 1:27 pm

Afternoon all

We have spent some time trying to identify the potter or pottery responsible for this lovely jug but with no luck.

Thanks in advance for any ideas you may have.

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Post by Paul D December 14th 2018, 3:09 pm

Thank you very much Davee. I'd previously discounted Lotus because of the style and only being familiar with the printed mark - you've solved a mystery!
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Post by benwilliams March 3rd 2019, 7:08 pm

I’m sure I’ve got he lid for this somewhere but I hope the marks are known.
Its14 cm tall, a reddish-brown glaze, fairly crude fish design.
I think the mark is TD with a separate S impressed mark.

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Post by NaomiM March 3rd 2019, 8:18 pm

By Michael Skipwith, Lotus Pottery

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Post by benwilliams March 3rd 2019, 9:45 pm

Of course - it’s just down the road from me. I just expect to see it on their green wares, not a pot like this. Well done! I need to find the lid now.
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Post by RVsaid January 21st 2020, 6:15 pm

Hi

A sample of 8 small plant pots I was excited to find today.

Lotus Pottery, Stoke Gabriel local to me.

Some are stamped with the LP mark, some are a little wonky. And not all with drainage holes.

I love them and all are new to me.

Some have painted numbers, some marker pen and some impressed numbers. Would these be test firing batch numbers is my question as they don't seem to exist as majorly produced ranges in related searching. Sure prone to be broken from use but there should be others around.

Thanks

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Post by philpot January 21st 2020, 6:36 pm

Could be lots of things.Often marks on studio pottery are glaze codes. Probably not in this case tho. Probably entirely arbitrary personal or technical reasons that were entirely to help the potter. That is it with studio pottery of course, it is entirely pwrsonal. That being a lot of its charm.
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Post by RVsaid January 21st 2020, 7:03 pm

Thanks Phil. It was my leaning that they were to help the potter/s myself.

I have to admit I think I will keep some and especially the wonky ones, it's so personal of the process of a pottery.

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Post by NaomiM January 21st 2020, 7:04 pm

I think glaze or batch test is most likely

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Post by RVsaid January 21st 2020, 7:18 pm

Yup sounds right. I adore these pieces Naomi. Love of pottery is an odd thing but these talk to me
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