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Post by studio-pots on July 6th 2015, 5:27 pm

I guess that's the Goldmark effect, which means that they are always cheaper secondhand.

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Post by NaomiM on July 6th 2015, 6:10 pm

Svend Bayer had some lovely tenmoku bowls for £50-75, which were reasonable value. But it really annoyed me that he didn't mark his pieces. Unless it's something iconic like his bird-decorated bowls, I want a mark.

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Post by NaomiM on January 14th 2017, 3:20 am

Nic Collins teabowl


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Post by 22 Crawford St. on March 30th 2017, 9:14 pm

6 min 45 seconds

of your life well worth spent watching

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Post by dantheman on March 30th 2017, 9:56 pm

I wish more British collectors would watch this and quit their bleating

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Post by 22 Crawford St. on March 30th 2017, 10:19 pm

unpacking the kiln with a 4lb lump hammer
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Post by philpot on April 1st 2017, 3:21 pm

Lovely film. Goldmark are past masters at beautiful presentation.
But ' Bleating' Dan?
How so?
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Post by dantheman on April 1st 2017, 4:06 pm

in my experience British studio pottery collectors don't want to see the story of a pot's creation but instead want an unblemished,'perfect' example which tends to come from factory production

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Post by philpot on April 1st 2017, 4:43 pm

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Post by philpot on April 1st 2017, 4:51 pm

Horses for courses really.
The 'Gnarly Dudes' Svend Bayer,Nic Collins, Charles Bound and Co tend to go in for these very long-several days- wood firing. The effects so produced, warts and all, are part of the whole character of the piece.
But wood firing is only possible in rural areas.
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Post by BrandX on September 4th 2017, 5:44 pm

Bought this Nic Collins guinomi at Ally Pally at the weekend.

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Decorated with impressed leaves, apparently a recent influence from his partner Sabine Nemet.
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Post by 22 Crawford St. on September 4th 2017, 6:56 pm

I may be controversial but I also dislike potters who don't sign/mark their work. I find it arrogant. 'My pots stand by themselves'. Well I would say your average and commercial crap looks just like anyone else's commercial crap. It's like an a
artist not signing a painting. Or a band having a blank cover to every album. Sorry, but I like a good set of marks on a base, sometimes the base is better than the piece because of the inscription and marks.
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Post by NaomiM on September 4th 2017, 7:55 pm

Nic Collins signs the base if there's enough room

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Post by 22 Crawford St. on September 4th 2017, 8:23 pm

Embarrassed
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Post by BrandX on September 4th 2017, 10:18 pm

The base is signed - its very feint due to size of base and firing, but it is there!
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Post by NaomiM on October 31st 2017, 1:31 am

Tall beaker by Nic Collins via the Oxford Ceramics Fair


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Post by Davee on September 19th 2018, 8:24 am

Small signed Nic Collins vase


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Post by studio-pots on January 31st 2019, 9:20 pm

A bit of frost on a big Nic Collins jar in my garden this morning.

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Post by 22 Crawford St. on January 31st 2019, 9:48 pm

Beauty SP, so he's firing them on the side so is this face the base? I'm assuming this is the most interesting side?
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Post by studio-pots on January 31st 2019, 11:11 pm

22 Crawford St. wrote:Beauty SP, so he's firing them on the side so is this face the base? I'm assuming this is the most interesting side?


Yes, it was fired on its side and the shells were to stop it sticking to the kiln shelf. The opposite side to the shells has most of the ash from the wood used in the kiln and so some would find that more interesting.


It is 20 years old and, although it hasn't been in my garden all of that time, it has been outside since it was purchased from his solo Harlequin Gallery exhibition in March 1999.

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