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Post by John925 on March 9th 2018, 3:08 pm

I know there was one or maybe two figures about ten inches high One was a skater. I wonder what will happen to all that pottery
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Post by dantheman on March 9th 2018, 3:09 pm

Cottees probably

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Post by John925 on March 9th 2018, 3:12 pm

A lot will go for peanuts if it does
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Post by John925 on March 14th 2018, 9:25 am

These are unique. They were on a cardigan Joan knitted. She gave it to Jenny years ago. The cardigan has deteriorated, so she took the buttons off. Cant tell if Guy or Joan made them Could be either I suppose. Made on Portland I reckon Guy Sydenham - Page 10 Monkey10
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Post by dantheman on March 14th 2018, 10:16 am

I really like them

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Post by NaomiM on April 2nd 2018, 9:00 pm

Lovely Atlantis style vase with a waterfall of glaze, by Guy Sydenham, dated 2002 (via ppcollectables)

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Post by dantheman on April 2nd 2018, 9:01 pm

is that blue glass?

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Post by NaomiM on April 2nd 2018, 9:04 pm

I assumed it was cobalt and powdered glass?

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Post by dantheman on April 2nd 2018, 9:49 pm

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a similar technique Naomi

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Post by John925 on April 2nd 2018, 10:34 pm

Yes is glass with cobalt carbonate mixed in. Guy used any glass like an old bottle which he would smash up Put on an already glazed pot and sprinkle some carbonate on is and re fire it.

The top one has what Guy called a meander pattern which took me a while to learn how to master it. Rather than carve the pattern as you see it. He would cut parallel lines then cut across half way between then in an alternating way to produce that sort of key pattern.

They candle holder with the dripped glass was in fact pure chance. He said it just happened in the kiln
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Post by dantheman on April 2nd 2018, 10:48 pm

this info is wonderful John, I have wondered about the cobalt and glass for years

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Post by John925 on April 2nd 2018, 10:54 pm

I adopted the idea on some of my pieces but found broken glass was very hit and miss so I bought glass granules about the size of sugar with a lower melting point from Germany. I had several tubs of different colours.  I left them all at night school when I gave up pottery. I used some on this clock I made
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Post by dantheman on September 2nd 2018, 8:47 am

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octopus pot made 1996,I love the copper and tin glaze

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Post by philpot on September 2nd 2018, 9:11 am

That is fascinating. Must admit I wish I had started collecting Guy Sydenham yonks ago. He did some lovely stuff.
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Post by John925 on September 2nd 2018, 10:04 am

New addition Dan ? I recognise the pot. Guy really had a thing about Octopus
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Post by dantheman on September 2nd 2018, 11:15 am

no it's an old photo that I found when de -cluttering my computer memory files.
The reason why I'm such a huge fan of Guys work is our shared love of marine life

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Post by 22 Crawford St. on September 2nd 2018, 1:30 pm

Its a seat for one of the big mermaids.
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Post by dantheman on September 2nd 2018, 4:59 pm

I remember seeing a couple of mermaids sat on similar pieces in Guy's studio but the spout on this one might prove uncomfortable!

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Post by John925 on September 2nd 2018, 6:30 pm

Ahhhh yes thats why I remember it. Would have been nice have the mermaid it was made for. Sadly I have no idea what the situation is with whats left in the studio. Joan is not up to visitors any more. Its all down to Rusell to dispose of when she passes on.
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Post by Davee on September 19th 2018, 8:34 am

Nicely carved Poole vase with burnt orange gloss glaze.


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Post by denbydump on September 19th 2018, 3:00 pm

It might be from the same range as my large pot gere Davee

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Post by dantheman on December 2nd 2018, 9:40 am

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trial cups by Guy for Poole pottery


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Post by ppcollectables on December 2nd 2018, 10:19 am

I spotted the cups and thought about putting in a decent bid for them rather than the miniscule bid I actually entered. The pattern is in H & A page 109 and the artist is Betty Gooby, '50-'59. I once had a sugar bowl in the same pattern, also on black with each small vertical line of colour bordered by a very fine line of a contrasting colour - very complex and delicate work for what is ultimately everyday kitchenware. It maybe that the cups are initial trials or pre- production pieces. They are probably very rare as they are the only pieces I have seen in that '50's pattern since I had the bowl 10yrs ago. Its likely that they were too complex to put into largescale production.
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Post by dantheman on December 22nd 2018, 1:22 pm

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Green Island plaque with notes showing it's a trial piece

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Post by dantheman on January 12th 2019, 5:37 pm

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I love the saltglaze on this mermaid

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