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Post by Potty on July 1st 2011, 3:10 pm

British Art Pottery - Made in Japan Big Laughter

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Post by big ed on July 1st 2011, 3:31 pm

Since when was Hamada British ?
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Post by Potty Primate on July 2nd 2011, 12:19 am

Dunno, since British art pottery was made in Japan maybe? Shrugs
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Post by big ed on July 2nd 2011, 9:28 am

Looks like the auctioneers just lumped his stuff in with st ives stuff, the labelled stuff came out of mashiko with only the boxes they were in bearing a signature , he seems to only be thought of as a st.ives potter yet that was only 3 years out of his life .
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Post by big ed on July 16th 2011, 4:44 pm

Although the Yates owen & fournier book is very very helpful in IDing potters , I can't help feeling it would be better to break down into areas of the country rather than a broad spectrum , Ie Cornish Potters , or welsh /Scottish Etc , there's a book / books out there for someone .
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Post by Davee on July 16th 2011, 5:10 pm

Thats all good Ed, but when you are trying to ID a piece how would you know which area to look in? if you don't know who made then it follows that you most probably don't know where it was made.

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Post by big ed on July 16th 2011, 5:13 pm

It's Simple Dave if you are a potter in say ...Cornwall you register as Such .
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Post by big ed on July 16th 2011, 5:16 pm

So a studio pottery book would consist of areas sections . I know it's not perfect but some form of registration would be better than the crappy guesswork at the moment , christ louis hudson isn't even the book Por que ?
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Post by Davee on July 16th 2011, 5:19 pm

Sorry Ed i think we are talking at cross purposes, I thought you were saying it would make ID'ing easier.

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Post by big ed on July 16th 2011, 5:27 pm

anything would be better than that book Iv'e got , it's overpriced and contains very little , it's too obscure for my liking , ah well, what do I know Shock
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Post by Davee on July 16th 2011, 5:35 pm

big ed wrote:anything would be better than that book Iv'e got , it's overpriced and contains very little , it's too obscure for my liking , ah well, what do I know Shock

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Post by dantheman on July 16th 2011, 5:49 pm

experience is the key imo,it also helps to know your glazes,clays & techniques

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Post by climberg64 on August 24th 2011, 2:54 pm

Old copies of the Ceramic Review are useful. Especially for potters who ceased before the Google era. There are lots of examples of potter's work as well as features on new CPA members and the marks they used. I once identified a piece by phoning a number in the classifieds from 1981!
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Post by tenpot on August 24th 2011, 3:00 pm

I recently bought a huge collection of ceramic reviews lots of interesting info but iI generally find there are internet forums where you just put your piece on and lots of more knowledgeble people do the work for you Clap
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Post by big ed on August 24th 2011, 3:33 pm

paul do you have Ceramic review 213 may/ june 2005?
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Post by studio-pots on August 24th 2011, 4:36 pm

The one with the Sam Hall article no less!

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Post by big ed on August 24th 2011, 7:11 pm

the very same , it's on his pdf , but i fancied the mag .
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Post by tenpot on August 24th 2011, 9:20 pm

ILL HAVE A LOOK BUT THERE ALL DOWN AT THE TAMBA POTTERY FOR THE MOMENT
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Post by skay on August 24th 2011, 9:42 pm

tenpot wrote:ILL HAVE A LOOK BUT THERE ALL DOWN AT THE TAMBA POTTERY FOR THE MOMENT

No need to shout tenpot Laughter or did your caplock get stuck.

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Post by big ed on August 24th 2011, 10:04 pm

tenpot wrote:ILL HAVE A LOOK BUT THERE ALL DOWN AT THE TAMBA POTTERY FOR THE MOMENT

It's ok Now , I one on it's way , Ta
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Post by tenpot on August 25th 2011, 7:44 am

sorry for shouting the cap lock did get stuck I'd just got back from the resteraunt and the rosť was having its affect ____ actually I was probably shouting
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Post by climberg64 on August 29th 2011, 4:54 pm

tenpot wrote:I recently bought a huge collection of ceramic reviews lots of interesting info but iI generally find there are internet forums where you just put your piece on and lots of more knowledgeble people do the work for you Clap

If you have any duplicate issues ten pot, I would be happy to take them off your hands. I have about 20 old issues and I've looked them over so many times I know them off by heart!
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