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Post by sukraine April 11th 2020, 12:35 am

Thank you.
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Post by abstract toad February 22nd 2021, 11:52 am

Nice little bowl, buried away for at least the last 12 + years, one of my earlier pieces purchased.
I never liked the glaze, but the bird in the bowl got me, from what little I remember about it. I think I got this one from the York racecourse car boot.
Clear incised mark to the base. Any help with ID welcomed, thank you.

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Post by denbydump February 22nd 2021, 11:56 am

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Post by abstract toad February 22nd 2021, 12:06 pm

Thanks Denby, much appreciated 👍
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Post by abstract toad February 22nd 2021, 4:23 pm

I'm waiting for you to confirm that it's one of the several I purchased from your good self, many moons ago 😊
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Post by denbydump February 22nd 2021, 4:26 pm

Hmm it's possible, but I don't remember it specifically sorry.

I probably would have put a pic on the FH thread.
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Post by abstract toad February 22nd 2021, 4:33 pm

I'll probably dig one out at some point that you remember 😃
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Post by Roobarb March 17th 2021, 4:51 pm

Hello, I wondered if anyone recognises this signature? I can't quite make it out. Second word could be hound? Thank you :)

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Post by NaomiM March 17th 2021, 4:51 pm

Fishley-Holland family pottery

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Post by Roobarb March 17th 2021, 5:05 pm

Thank you NaomiM, that's really helpful!
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Post by philpot April 28th 2021, 5:27 pm

An interesting story copied from Facebook.
' a lot of the work at Clevedon was undertaken by the Bishop brothers who later set up Sheldon pottery in a studio behind the Curzon cinema in Clevedon. Most pots with just a FH mark were made by them and others who worked there whilst William usually signed his'

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Post by PotteryLover123 June 13th 2021, 9:30 pm

Thanks in advance for your help!

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Post by NaomiM June 13th 2021, 10:13 pm

By the Fishley-Holland family

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Post by philpot October 5th 2021, 6:20 pm

Five sgraffito bowls made by William Fishley Holland Senior and his wife Gaye Fishley Holland between 1962 and 1968. This must have been near the very end of their potting careers,

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Post by studio-pots October 6th 2021, 3:37 pm

Here's an image of a book that I bought years ago and wouldn't part with.

It was published in 1958 and tells the life story of William Fishley Holland, who began potting at his grandfather's pottery in Fremington. It's a fascinating autobiographical account and can still be found.

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Post by philpot October 6th 2021, 5:15 pm

It is indeed a lovely book. I cannot remember him mentioning his wife or her name once though. Or am I mistaken?
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Post by studio-pots October 6th 2021, 5:21 pm

I have added a quote from the book on her thread.

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