Martin Pettinger, Old Forge Pottery, Williton, Somerset

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Post by flying free April 16th 2010, 8:28 pm

OH hates this piece, so I can see us parting with it at some point, but I just love the mad design on it. It relates to the Battle of Sedgemoor somehow, but not sure exactly how (haven't investigated further).
It's a large piece, 14 1/2 inches in diameter.
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Post by vanmann July 28th 2010, 9:13 am

I seem to have bought a lot of unidentified pottery this week and am as always looking for help.
This piece is a green handpainted pot with rabbits and flowers. Marked underneath with an impressed dragonfly. Does this ring any bells?


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Post by NaomiM September 5th 2012, 12:56 am

Dragonfly decorated, slipware bowl, with Pettinger's impressed dragonfly back stamp.

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Post by vanmann January 10th 2014, 6:28 pm

Hoping someone can help with this marbled vase please, faint impressed dragonfly mark and SOMERSET. The dragonfly reminded me of Martin Pettinger's mark from Williton Pottery. Although he works in Somerset I have never seen that on his work and I have never seen any of his pieces like this before. I seem to be talking myself out of him as a possibility!!!!! All suggestions much appreciated, John

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Post by Nik January 10th 2014, 7:09 pm

Looks like the mark for Martin Pettinger (Somerset) in Yates Owen
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Post by NaomiM January 10th 2014, 7:38 pm

Agreed. Martin Pettinger. I have one of his bowls which has two dragonflies stamped on the base. His speciality is colourful slipware such as this.

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Post by vanmann January 10th 2014, 7:49 pm

Thanks, my doubt came from not having seen the word SOMERSET on his work before.
Naomi, I wonder if if gets carried away with the stamping if yours has 2 dragonflies as this one has 3 SOMERSET!!
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Post by NaomiM January 10th 2014, 8:32 pm

Maybe he takes out his frustrations on their little bottoms  Laughter 

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Post by NaomiM January 12th 2015, 1:26 pm

An unusual pattern from Martin Pettinger's Old forge Pottery

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Post by NaomiM July 16th 2017, 5:23 pm

Early vase, without slip decoration. unmarked by with label

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Post by jamie August 23rd 2023, 4:24 pm

Hi I found this lovely little vase in a charity shop for £2 today. It was so lovely I couldn’t leave it but I can’t find anything on the makers mark. If anyone knows I would really appreciate it Martin Pettinger, Old Forge Pottery, Williton, Somerset Img_1013
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Post by HelenC August 23rd 2023, 4:32 pm

I believe it’s Martin Pettinger.
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Post by philpot August 23rd 2023, 4:32 pm

Martin Pettinger.
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Post by jamie August 23rd 2023, 7:52 pm

Thank you 😊
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