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Post by potterymad62 on December 15th 2009, 5:03 pm

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Animal Friends - St Just - from 1977


Animal Friends was started by Biddy Picard in 1977. John Parkes and Barbara Pilkington helped out on a temporary basis intially but eventually took over in 1980. They produce a wide range of birds and animals, each individually hand-crafted. John is especially noted for his larger pieces of work such as gannets and and cormorants.

John and Barbara's work is available from many craft shops and galleries in Corwall and further afield.
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Post by dantheman on December 15th 2009, 6:52 pm

I remember that name connected with Mousehole pottery?

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Post by potterymad62 on December 15th 2009, 7:26 pm

Hi Dan.

Yes there is a connection but only for a short while at Mousehole. The pottery is set up at the Eagle Cottage, Kelynack, St Just.
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Post by big ed on September 22nd 2010, 2:10 pm

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The Seal pup on the right is Animal Friends
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Post by big ed on March 31st 2013, 3:30 pm

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Post by big ed on March 31st 2013, 3:39 pm

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This the mark on the bigger one the pup doesn't have a mark , probably too slippy when they were being done Laughter
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Post by NaomiM on March 31st 2013, 4:07 pm

Love the seals. Sometimes they come into the shop glued to pebbles, (I seem to recall some were made for various animal charities).

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Post by skipposal on March 31st 2013, 4:19 pm

Never seen them up here - nice quality aren't they
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Post by NaomiM on March 31st 2013, 4:21 pm

Yes, lovely. That's the advantage of being handmade; put a bit of character into each one.

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Post by potterymad62 on April 3rd 2013, 1:03 pm

Very nice pottery and simple effective designs. The Drymen Pottery Scotland make animals too.


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Post by big ed on May 5th 2013, 4:10 pm

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Post by NaomiM on March 16th 2014, 5:26 pm

Animal Friends cat figure.



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Post by moomingurl on August 7th 2014, 3:52 pm

Is there any connection between these makers and Tremar, as the animal figures are very similar.
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Post by NaomiM on September 24th 2016, 10:11 pm


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Post by NaomiM on September 24th 2016, 10:13 pm

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Post by NaomiM on October 17th 2017, 8:47 pm

AF mark on the base

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Post by NaomiM on February 18th 2018, 12:05 am

Puffin and seagull. AF stamp on base


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