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Post by Potty November 20th 2012, 1:04 pm

Signature looks about right to me anyway.

Clay / glaze / throwing looks about what I'd expect for his earlier work.

Going by the date and the BSPM Book, it may have been an item he produced towards the very beginning of his pottery career, as the first pottery he run seems to have been at Spruce Bank from 1969-75? Maybe even as he was training? (BSPM is not always correct by the way)


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Post by big ed November 20th 2012, 2:34 pm

100% genuine , Lyons Graduated from Glasgow School of Art in 1965 , he was also a singer with the Scottish Opera , Hence "the singing Potter " Tag he has , early work was exhibited at the Paisley Museum that has some of the finest works anywhere , He potted in Wanlockhead for a time as well but I don't know the dates of that , How big is your bowl ?
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Post by Spider_D November 20th 2012, 9:08 pm

Thanks Potty & Big Ed for your excellent comments and info. In answer to your question Big Ed the bowl measures: diameter = 30cm, height = 11cm. Thanks again for your help.
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Post by big ed February 14th 2013, 12:47 pm

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Large Studio Bowl circa1960, signed impressed Gerard T lyons

20cm High , 33cm dia.
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Post by GloriaB February 17th 2014, 4:17 pm

I wondered if anyone else had a piece of Moffat pottery with an inscribed mark on the base?
My vase has: Moffat  K.K. 74   13-8 74 written into the clay on the base.
I have other pieces of Moffat pottery with impressed marks but I've never seen one like this before.
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Post by big ed April 24th 2014, 1:21 pm

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Small pots By Gerard T Lyons , the one top left was made at Wanlockhead Pottery which was his first pottery before moving to moffat, these are signed pieces and are different from the standard ware moffat , Lyons trained in France & Italy before Graduating from Glasgow school of art in 1965, Much larger Pieces , up to 3 ft High are his trade mark and can been seen in various Museums In Scotland .
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Post by Roobarb April 28th 2021, 8:32 pm

Hello, I can't decipher the mark on the base. It says something Pottery, I've tried researching all the things I think I can possibly see but to no avail. Any ideas would be great :)Moffat Pottery, Gerard T. Lyons - Page 2 Img_4918
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Post by denbydump April 28th 2021, 8:59 pm

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Post by Roobarb April 28th 2021, 10:08 pm

Thank you denbydump - I got nowhere near that on my many guesses of the marking!
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