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Post by abstract*toad November 13th 2022, 2:51 pm

Dug this one out this morning, I believe 1960's to 1970's, but no later imo.
Unsigned, but more than a hint of Wallwork about it. Having said that, I don't believe it to be one of his, but glad to be corrected if I'm wrong.
Slab built, pebble / pod form. Glazed on one side with an unglazed spot. Unglazed to the other with a glazed A.Wallwork, or by a disciple of? 20221116
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spot.
Possibly a Wallwork dicsiple?
All thoughts / opinions welcome.

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Post by studio-pots November 13th 2022, 9:07 pm

Alan wasn't the Messiah but a very naughty boy.

It's of that period when Kenneth Clark (of tile fame) was teaching in London and to my mind was a significant influence on the "new" ceramics of the time.

Can't see the Wallwork connection, if I am being honest.

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Post by philpot November 13th 2022, 9:47 pm

A bit like Robert Fournier's work. He used the sort of glazing. He also worked in the same studios as Wallwork in the 60's.
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Post by NaomiM November 13th 2022, 10:39 pm

The photos aren't expanding so its a bit difficult to tell the quality of the potting

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Post by abstract*toad November 14th 2022, 8:45 am

[quote="studio-pots"]Alan wasn't the Messiah but a very naughty boy.

Laughter
Did anyone else enjoy "A fish called Wanda" last night, very pleasant trip back down memory lane.

Maybe my spectacles are a bit rosey tinted, but it looks like his style to me, It's similar to a small vase I owned that was signed.

Thanks for the feedback everyone, piccies aren't great I know.


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Post by studio-pots November 14th 2022, 11:25 am

philpot wrote:A bit like Robert Fournier's work. He used the sort of glazing. He also worked in the same studios as Wallwork in the 60's.

Fournier was making boring functional wares until he rented space from Alan, so Robert was a disciple of the "great man".

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Post by abstract*toad November 15th 2022, 8:24 am

Thanks Studio, much appreciate your feedback. You've probably forgotten more than I know, so always value what you have to say.
I've spent a little time reading through comments on the Wallwork thread, fascinating stuff.
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Post by studio-pots November 15th 2022, 5:43 pm

I knew Alan for many years and his stories were always interesting but often not repeatable.

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Post by abstract*toad November 17th 2022, 9:06 am

Sounds fascinating, mores the pity that they aren't repeatable.
One potter I would like to hear more about is Eric Leaper. I've only gathered bits online and what I've read has me wanting to hear more.
The potter I would most like to have met is David Lloyd Jones. I've garnered bits about him from folk that knew him personally and he is definitely someone I would loved to have known. He passed on before my interest in Studio peaked, unfortunately.
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Post by philpot November 17th 2022, 9:21 am

Its a pityhow Potters important in their day fade away into a bit of obscurity. There is a catalogue of a David LLoyds Jones memorial exhibition after his death. Its very interesting if you can ever get hold of it.
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Post by abstract*toad November 18th 2022, 8:19 am

Thank you for the link Phil, very good of you.
No, that is not something I've ever come across , but would be interested to see should the opportunity ever present itself.
I agree, people are often easily forgotten. As I said to some family members recently (whilst discussing my late mother), the dead die twice when we don't remember and celebrate them.
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