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Post by tenpot on November 26th 2011, 2:27 pm

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Post by big ed on November 7th 2012, 1:19 pm

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Standard Tankard 6" high , Ladi Kwali


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Post by big ed on November 7th 2012, 1:20 pm

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Post by tenpot on November 7th 2012, 3:45 pm

looks like thats a ladi kwali pot she is the most renowned abuja potter along with that cardew chap
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Post by NaomiM on January 13th 2013, 6:56 pm

Pair of cups with sgraffito decoration and a dark brown base glaze with a light ash glaze over the top.
Stamped under handle AK (although the K is a bit weak, so might be something else)

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Post by Potwurm on February 1st 2013, 12:24 am

It has the look of an Abuja potter to me.... possibly Abu Karo.
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Post by NaomiM on February 1st 2013, 8:13 am

Thank you. Most Excellent

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Post by skipposal on March 17th 2013, 7:19 pm

I've bought and sold a few bits of Abuja pottery over time, they're not really to my taste, bit too heavy and crude, the only one I've kept is this one with kiln damage which I got from Alastair Hawtin's sale last year. Having read Tanya Harrod's Last Sane Man recently it's a miracle that anything ever made it out of Cardew's kilns! Indistinct mark. 12.5cm (height)

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Nice bowl with indistinct marks

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African-style pot by Bawa Ushafa, one of Cardew's early trainees

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Flagon with later 'ABUJA' mark rather than the Arabic one used by Cardew

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Rather fine large teapot with chun glaze (?). Unmarked.

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Post by tenpot on March 18th 2013, 12:23 pm

I'm fasinated by the mixture of english and west african styles; my Dad met Cardew by the roadside in Nigeria and had a chat in the 50s
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Post by NaomiM on March 18th 2013, 3:48 pm

Pair of cups by Abu Karo, Abuja Pottery.

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Post by big ed on October 11th 2013, 8:59 pm

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Post by big ed on October 11th 2013, 9:00 pm

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Post by big ed on October 11th 2013, 9:02 pm

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Post by climberg64 on October 11th 2013, 9:06 pm

The tankard has a dark glaze with lighter incised pattern and is stamped 'ABUJA POTTERY'. The candlestick has the same glaze and the stamp 'JOS'. The teapot is unmarked.

I will post pics but does anyone know how to date Abuja pots?
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Post by climberg64 on October 11th 2013, 9:07 pm

Jos pottery was a later off-shoot from Abuja I gather.
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Post by skipposal on October 11th 2013, 9:39 pm

Not seen the big 'N' mark before
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Post by climberg64 on November 16th 2013, 8:23 pm

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Abuja tankard
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Post by climberg64 on November 16th 2013, 8:26 pm

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The mark reads 'ABUJA POTTERY'
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Post by climberg64 on November 16th 2013, 8:30 pm

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JOS candlestick
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Post by climberg64 on November 16th 2013, 8:32 pm

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JOS candlestick mark
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Post by climberg64 on November 16th 2013, 8:34 pm

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Post by climberg64 on November 16th 2013, 8:36 pm

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Large Abuja teapot base
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Post by climberg64 on November 16th 2013, 8:37 pm

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Large Abuja teapot detail
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Post by studio-pots on November 16th 2013, 10:18 pm

climberg64 wrote:

I will post pics but does anyone know how to date Abuja pots?
Unless the pots have an individual potter's mark as well it can be difficult but the Abuja mark in Islamic script was used when Cardew was there and the seal in English seems to be later.

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Post by studio-pots on November 16th 2013, 10:21 pm

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JOS candlestick
The kiln at the pottery at the Museum complex in Jos was built by Cardew and Michael OBrien in 1963, with money from an American benefactor. The potter that ran it was Cardew's friend, Clement Kofi Athey, who had been with Cadew in Vume. I think he stayed there until around 1990.

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