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Post by denbydump April 17th 2017, 9:28 pm

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Post by NaomiM April 17th 2017, 10:18 pm

Some Jo pots are marked 'Hand Made West of England Pottery'. There is a good reason for this; Jo's unusual approach to expansion. In the 1950s and 60s Jo's work was much in demand, but he didn't want his workshop to grow into a full-blown factory. He hit on the idea of setting up his pupils (call them employees, apprentices or what you will - Jo claims he was never a qualified potter; just an enthusiastic amateur) in remote premises to work under his supervision. After ten years they had the option to buy their part of the business on terms agreed at the start of the period. (So you see there is no truth in the rumour that due to lack of tectonic adhesion the Isle of Wight drifts down towards Cornwall in the night, and has to be towed back in the early hours of the morning by the Isle of Wight ferry.)

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Post by cycladelic July 14th 2017, 5:09 am

Here are five cream pots...

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The three on the right have the later IOW mark (bottom image). I'm not sure which is the earliest one...

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Post by cycladelic July 17th 2017, 8:10 am

A plate with a West of England stamp...

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Post by brin mcardle July 17th 2017, 7:43 pm

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Post by NaomiM September 11th 2017, 12:14 am

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Post by NaomiM October 30th 2017, 6:34 pm

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Post by NaomiM May 18th 2018, 7:20 pm

Dragon pin dish

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Post by Potty May 18th 2018, 9:12 pm

Nice, assuming it's a later one? (i.e. just the standard "Jo IoW" map mark)

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Post by NaomiM May 18th 2018, 9:57 pm

Yes

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Post by Potty May 19th 2018, 2:48 pm

Cheers.

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Post by peterart June 5th 2018, 6:01 pm

Hi
Does anyone know this mark?
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Post by dantheman June 5th 2018, 6:06 pm

Isle of wight

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Post by dantheman June 5th 2018, 6:08 pm

https://onthewight.com/joe-lester-island-potter-1912-2010/

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Post by peterart June 5th 2018, 6:42 pm

Hi dantheman and NaomiM
Your knowledge is enormous.
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Post by NaomiM September 6th 2018, 8:08 pm

Cute owl pin dish

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Post by peterart September 2nd 2021, 3:41 pm

Hi All,
Does anyone know this pottery??
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Post by NaomiM September 2nd 2021, 3:58 pm

Jo Lester, Isle of Wight

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Post by cycladelic December 24th 2021, 7:51 am

My collection of cream jugs, plus a few jam pots...

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