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Post by 22 Crawford St. on August 11th 2018, 3:36 pm

i have one of these also.. somewhere. Similar marks. Never seen those x3 marks in the rim. Is that not a Chinese thing ?
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Post by djkemp on September 27th 2018, 5:22 pm

Hi,

Just wondering if anyone can help me with this marks, looks like an Aldermaston Jug but possibly from a potter who left? May have it the wrong way round?

Thanks
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Post by NaomiM on September 27th 2018, 5:51 pm

We really need a photo of the pot itself, not just the mark, but it’s by ex-Aldermaston potter Harriet Coleridge when she set up at Ewelme Pottery near Oxford. She’s now moved on to soda glazed porcelain.
We have a separate thread for Harriet so I’ll move it in due course.
Best to post ID requests in our ID My Pottery section first, because the other sections are for IDed pottery and so may be overlooked.

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Post by djkemp on October 4th 2018, 11:15 am

NaomiM thankyou for your help, very kind.
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Post by Primrose on October 22nd 2018, 2:29 am

Bought in the 60s I’ve tried to IDthe signatures Aldermaston Pottery - Page 8 Cccdf410
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Post by NaomiM on October 22nd 2018, 2:41 am

I think they are both upside down. All Aldermaston potters included an A in their monograms.
The first one looks like David Tipler
The second, I don’t recognise. I’ll do some more digging.

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Post by Primrose on October 22nd 2018, 2:49 am

Thank you so much
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Post by NaomiM on October 22nd 2018, 2:52 am

Is the second mark repeated on any of the other goblets? I’m wondering if it’s a squashed Alan Caiger-Smith monogram

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Post by denbydump on October 22nd 2018, 1:46 pm

Or a squased Andrew Hazleden I think.
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Post by NaomiM on October 22nd 2018, 4:22 pm

Too early for Hazleden, I would think, if they were bought in the 60s

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Post by 22 Crawford St. on October 26th 2018, 9:50 pm

Primrose

Here are some of mine, the pattern is not random but repeats.

The x3 on the left and the Lustre 10A A13 = David Tipler - other two are Jason Shackleton post Aldermaston ..... I probably have x25 of these somewhere?

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Post by NaomiM on December 2nd 2018, 9:21 pm

Edgar Campden lidded bowl

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Post by paulfoll on December 9th 2018, 7:12 am

This is a note to those that appreciate and love all things "Aldermaston" and who have an understanding of what Alan Caiger-Smith achieved through pottery.  Yesterday 8th Dec 2018 there was a book launch at the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford of "Alan Caiger-Smith & the Legacy of Aldermaston Pottery" it is published by The Ashmolean.  About 200 people were in attendance including 30 or so of the 60 potters who had worked with Alan over the years

A wonderful presentation was given in a lecture theatre by: Jane White a potter who has compiled the book, Timothy Wilson who is the Honorary Curator of Western Art at the Ashmolean and Julian Bellmont who worked for 14 years with Alan.  Alan at the age of 88 also stood for over half an hour imparting much of his artistic philosophy and relating significant events from the 51 years of Aldermaston - just wonderful to hear him in full flow.  Then he took questions for a similar time. This was followed by a book signing at the museum shop when we got our hands on the book for the first time.      

The book runs to over 250 pages and includes lots of photographs, many taken by Julian.  Lots of the potters provided content, their stories of what went on and the impact that the pottery had on their lives makes the greatest of reading.
 
The book also includes a full list of date marks until 2006, an alphabetical list of all the potters plus a timeline recording the individuals who worked in each calendar year from 1956 to 1993.  Until such time as permission is given, it is not the right thing to reproduce any of the book here.

Suffice to say for £20 + £3.99 UK shipping you can secure your own copy direct from the Ashmolean by following this link:   https://shop.ashmolean.org/alan-caiger-smith-and-the-legacy-of-the-aldermaston-pottery-paperback.html

just enough time to get one as a Christmas present for someone! ......... happy reading




Paul ........ husband of one of the happy band of Aldermaston potters.
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Post by paulfoll on December 9th 2018, 7:38 am

just had a look at these pottery marks and trying to make some sense of them, certainly they are not the same potter.

if as is stated they were from the 60's then my guesses would be Elizabeth Frith-Powell 1964-68 for the 'P' shaped one, whilst the other mark might possibly be a Geoffrey Eastop 1956-60.  Just a contribution to the discussion ....... I'm no authority on such things!  

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Post by philpot on December 9th 2018, 7:47 am

Thank you for posting this.That is terrific! Just ordered one. If ever there was a need for such a book, this was it. There were a couple of other reference sources including the 1993 exhibition, but nothing on this scale. Ii is also available on Amazon
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Post by paulfoll on December 9th 2018, 10:22 am

Thx .......... I think if I had a wish, could I be so bold to ask that any purchases be made through the Ashmolean Museum link as above. The museum as publishers have gone to considerable effort to make this book happen and I think the money is best going direct to their hands.

philpot wrote:Thank you for posting this.That is terrific! Just ordered one. If ever there was a need for such a book, this was it. There were a couple of other reference sources including the 1993 exhibition, but nothing on this scale. It is also available on Amazon
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Post by NaomiM on December 9th 2018, 12:39 pm

That’s great news; I will pop it in my Christmas list :)

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Post by philpot on December 11th 2018, 11:44 am

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In the Alan Caiger Smith newly published book, red lustre goblets seem popular. There are four illustrations of them.
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Post by 22 Crawford St. on December 12th 2018, 8:04 pm

Beautiful rich colour
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Post by philpot on December 14th 2018, 8:01 am

The things one learns from books. Alan Caiger Smith's grandfather Harold Massey was a cousin of Bernard Leach. He ran an Egineering Company in Manchester, and actually designed the big oil burning kiln at the Leach pottery in St Ives. Bernard Leach himself was very supportive of the Caiger Smith family after the death of Alan Caiger Smith's father in 1935. He often stayed with the family, and there were lots of Leach pots in the house. Alan Caiger Smith himself often visited the St Ives pottery, and he and David Leach became great friends. Indeed it was David Leach who suggested using the Fremington clay that was the base for most of the work produced at Aldermaston. It is a small world!

This gleaned - and much more- from the book mentioned earlier in this thread. ALAN CAIGER SMITH and the Legacy of the Aldermaston Pottery by Jane White,

It is one of the most interesting books I have read on a Craft pottery.

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Post by denbydump on December 21st 2018, 1:51 pm

An Edgar Campden soup-cup.

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Post by philpot on December 22nd 2018, 9:13 pm

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12 in Inch Alan Caiger Smith lustre.
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Post by MCWebs on January 16th 2019, 11:48 pm

The decortion looks a little like Aldermaston-y / ish But i have no idea can anyone give me some pointers?

What could the mark be??

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Am i barking up the wrong tree??
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Post by NaomiM on January 17th 2019, 12:30 am

Definitely Aldermaston Pottery; one of the apprentices/potters. They always had A in the monograms for Aldermaston. I’m not sure who’s it is; there are lists of apprentice marks on the Aldermaston thread

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Post by philpot on January 17th 2019, 8:03 am

Yes, definitely Aldermaston. But identifying an individual potter is proving difficult. That mark just does not quite identify with any of the lists of Aldermaston pottery marks.
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