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Post by cycladelic on July 27th 2018, 1:11 pm

NaomiM wrote:Or a touch of Rooke

Louis Hudson incorporated those white-ish curved parts into his work. Did Louis have any connections to Alan or Bernard?
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Post by NaomiM on July 27th 2018, 2:16 pm

I believe Hudson, Wallwork and Rooke shared studios in the early years. Certainly there was a bit of cross pollination (or borrowing of clay and molds) in the Rooke/Wallwork years

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Post by cycladelic on July 27th 2018, 2:30 pm

NaomiM wrote:I believe Hudson, Wallwork and Rooke shared studios in the early years. Certainly there was a bit of cross pollination (or borrowing of clay and molds) in the Rooke/Wallwork years

There doesn't seem to be much info' about Louis on the www - at least I can't find any. I did wonder if he also went to Goldsmiths.
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Post by studio-pots on July 27th 2018, 8:47 pm

Hudson worked as an assistant to Alan in Greenwich when Alan sub-let part of his premises to Bernard Rooke too. Another part was rented by Alan to the Fourniers and that is where Robert nick the idea of making the forms that he is most appreciated for.

Alan and Bernard discussed ideas together and so there was many similarities in their work from that period. Alan thought Sheila Fournier was far more talented than her husband, which I think is true.

When Hudson moved to the West Country Alan says that he helped him out with equipment etc. and somewhere on this Forum I recall Alan moaning that Hudson still owes him some money!

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Post by 22 Crawford St. on July 27th 2018, 9:45 pm

So do we not need a Wallwork/Hudson/Rooke/Fournier book?
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Post by cycladelic on July 28th 2018, 1:50 am

studio-pots wrote:Hudson worked as an assistant to Alan in Greenwich when Alan sub-let part of his premises to Bernard Rooke too. Another part was rented by Alan to the Fourniers and that is where Robert nick the idea of making the forms that he is most appreciated for.

Alan and Bernard discussed ideas together and so there was many similarities in their work from that period. Alan thought Sheila Fournier was far more talented than her husband, which I think is true.

When Hudson moved to the West Country Alan says that he helped him out with equipment etc. and somewhere on this Forum I recall Alan moaning that Hudson still owes him some money!

Many thanks for the input, SP

From memory, which isn't great, I read that Louis Hudson began potting around 1971. Maybe that date is when he got his own studio. What years would you say he was assisting and renting a space from Alan Wallwork at Greenwich?
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Post by studio-pots on July 29th 2018, 10:36 am

Louis Hudson didn't rent a space at Greenwich but work for Alan there and so it would have been around 1964/5, from what Alan has told me. Although Alan moved to Marnhull in 1965 he wasn't able to get rid of the lease at Greenwich until several years later and I know that he continued to rent out the building to various potters after 1965 but am not aware from Hudson was one of them.


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Post by philpot on July 30th 2018, 8:09 am

It an interesting point that Alan Wallwork was a highly successful businessman. For near 25 years he ran what was virtually a production pottery with up to 14 assistants at peak times. Both in London and Dorset, with major contracts for tiles, and a long standing upmarket contract with Heals.
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Post by cycladelic on August 3rd 2018, 4:28 am

Here's a 23cm tall vase with the W mark.

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Post by RVsaid on September 25th 2018, 9:18 am

Hi

I cross checked on the below and it certainly matches up but I know it's worth double checking here.

Thanks

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Post by RVsaid on September 25th 2018, 9:19 am

http://www.alanwallwork.info/gallery/index.php?sfpg=QWxhbiBXYWxsd29yayBUaWxlcy8qKjdhMjdjMzZkZWVhN2ZiNWFiZmFlYTlkNWY1MzMxZjI0ZWI2OWYwNzNiOGZkZDFjYWMxODczOGI0NDVkYWQ3Y2Y&info=1
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Post by dantheman on September 25th 2018, 10:05 am

Forgan probably made the board

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Post by RVsaid on September 25th 2018, 11:04 am

Yeah I appreciated that already.
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Post by NaomiM on January 8th 2019, 11:29 pm

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Alan Wallwork - Page 10 F9335610 Alan Wallwork - Page 10 D1912010

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Post by philpot on January 9th 2019, 10:37 am

Wonder if the Chinese found anything like that on the back of the moon? Those craters! Happy
Nice. What size is it? Is it yours?
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Post by NaomiM on January 9th 2019, 11:27 am

5 1/2” high x 6 1/2” wide
Yes, I bought it off SP

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Post by dantheman on January 9th 2019, 1:36 pm

a very nice example, those are the really good bankers imo

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Post by 22 Crawford St. on January 9th 2019, 7:36 pm

Yes, just going up, up, up. Alan Wallwork - Page 10 124209
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Post by denbydump on January 9th 2019, 11:02 pm

22 Crawford St. wrote:Yes, just going up, up, up. Alan Wallwork - Page 10 124209

I wish I could cut and paste that into some of my sad posts!
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Post by studio-pots on January 11th 2019, 5:52 pm

I forgot to tell Naomi that it had originally be part of Alan's first solo exhibition at the Harlequin Gallery back in July 1999. I buy back a number of pots that I have previously sold to re-sell again these days.

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Post by NaomiM on January 11th 2019, 7:07 pm

Cheers, SP Most Excellent

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Post by dantheman on January 23rd 2019, 3:26 pm


8 inch tall x 10 inch wide pierced cresent

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Post by philpot on January 25th 2019, 2:34 pm

13,399 views as of 14.33 on 25/1/19. Makes Aan Wallwork by far the most popular studio potter on this site.
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Post by dantheman on January 25th 2019, 7:54 pm

the only studio pottery thread that has more views is Celtic pottery

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Post by MCWebs on February 16th 2019, 9:32 pm

Sorry to post something brown - But this was a nice find today... I've not seen many of his examples like it and in that colour - but it's well marked... Looks acorn like.. Is it early, certainly looks Rooke-ish Especially the Outer Layer on the bottom??

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