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Post by hubsnbubs February 29th 2012, 3:20 pm

Hi All,

I am new to this lovely forum and I wanted to share with you some of the pottery work by my father, who works out of his shed in South West Uk-
He has been making and decorating pots since the 80s, and I just hoped you might appreciate seeing some of his work- as they rarely see's the light of day!

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I hope it is ok to post this here, and I hope you enjoy a (small!) selection of his work,

Best Wishes

Chris
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Post by hubsnbubs February 29th 2012, 6:25 pm

Thanks very much for the kind responses- I will be sure to pass them on!

Brin- Thanks! I am working on cataloguing all of his pottery on the site www.fortcustardpottery.co.uk - it is still a work in progress, and still a way to go yet!
If you are interested in buying any of the pieces- best to send an email via the contact page. I hope this helps!

Skay- Thanks so much for the kind welcome- my father's name is Kevin Walker

Diane- Thanks very much indeed, I will certainly pass that on!

I will update the thread with more of the pots as I can get round to it- there are some lovely ones to come!
Thanks again everyone,

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Post by dantheman February 29th 2012, 6:45 pm

has Kevin been a big success in the past then decided to retire to the shed?
The quality suggests to me he has at one time been a very successful potter with lots of orders....

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Post by studio-pots February 29th 2012, 7:35 pm

Being a "brown pot man" myself they look wonderful and are reminiscent of some of the pots made at Brannam at the end of the 19th century.

Perhaps even more wonderful though is the name of the pottery

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Post by hubsnbubs March 1st 2012, 1:24 pm

Thanks everyone for your replies,

Dantheman- Kev has never really marketed himself to sell on a large scale- He is bit of a recluse, and has always been too modest to really promote his own work!
He was well collected back in the 90s, but it was always a case of collectors tracking him down and almost forcing him to sell!
But he has now decided he is happy to let a few pots go again, as they are starting to overflow in the house and shed- and that is one of the reasons for the website really- to act as a catalogue all of the pieces he has made, but also so they can be enjoyed by everyone!

Studio-pots & Big Ed: Thanks very much indeed!

Lastly, I would love to update this thread with photos of Kev's work here on the Forum, if thats ok?

Thanks again All,
Chris

PS. Kev can be contacted at kevin@fortcustardpottery.co.uk with any questions I can't answer!
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Post by hubsnbubs March 1st 2012, 5:18 pm

Thanks Skay!

Here are a few more pieces:

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hope you enjoy them!

Best Wishes
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Post by brin mcardle March 1st 2012, 8:34 pm

Very William de Morgan ?
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Post by dantheman March 2nd 2012, 9:08 am

I have loved this thread from the start but one thing has been bugging me so I contacted Chris today and he confirms I have a piece made by Kev whilst in France Excellent

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Post by dantheman March 3rd 2012, 9:05 am

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dantheman wrote:I have loved this thread from the start but one thing has been bugging me so I contacted Chris today and he confirms I have a piece made by Kev whilst in France Excellent

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Looks rather nice Dan -how about a few more pic's of it (in focus please Innocent )

Chris - out of interest, what is it with all the face stuck onto so many of the pots ??

sorry about the quality,I took the pic back in 2007 and now the pot is in storage but I'll try photoshop

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Post by Celtic_Fan March 3rd 2012, 10:52 am

dantheman wrote:sorry about the quality,I took the pic back in 2007 and now the pot is in storage but I'll try photoshop
In storage Shock How could you hide away such a lovely pot!
Well if you don't really like it - I know of a good home Laughter
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Post by dantheman March 3rd 2012, 11:28 am

I have hundreds of lovely pots so I have most in storage at some point,when I stop admiring the ones on display they go into boxes and the stored ones replace them

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Post by Celtic_Fan March 3rd 2012, 7:05 pm

Don't we all. Thats the trouble with being a collector - we don't worry about space when we see something we like.
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Post by hubsnbubs March 6th 2012, 2:02 pm

Hi All- Thanks for all your kind responses!

Brin- Not directly, but there are a number that have ended up there I believe!

Big Ed- No relation there!

Celtin_Fan, Carolyn- Thanks very much!

I just thought I would update on a few more pieces Kev unveiled- will try to get them on the main site soon!

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hopefully some more soon!

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Post by jimjam March 6th 2012, 2:06 pm

My goodness the snake ones are amazing!!!!!!
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Post by hubsnbubs June 1st 2012, 9:59 am

Hi Everyone,

Thanks all so much for your replies to Kevin's work- He Really Appreciates it!


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All the best for now!

Chris & Kevin
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Post by NaomiM June 1st 2012, 12:56 pm

They are amazing Clap

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Post by brin mcardle June 1st 2012, 3:30 pm

Beautiful...are any sold from Retail outlets or art fairs
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Post by dantheman June 5th 2012, 2:31 pm

no Brin you need to contact Kevin directly

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Post by hubsnbubs June 12th 2012, 10:19 am

Hi Everyone,

Thanks for the replies- Thanks for the email Brin- I have just replied :)



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All the best!

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Post by dantheman June 12th 2012, 12:57 pm

we love to see what Kevin is up to,his work is a big hit with many of the members Most Excellent

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Post by Celtic_Fan July 8th 2012, 8:43 pm

Don't know how I missed this update.

Love the new images Most Excellent
It's not just the designs and additions to the outside of the pots I like, but also the varied pot shapes themselves. I'm constantly amazed with each new batch - even the ones which aren't to my colour pallet, I still really enjoy and admire.

Such a breath of fresh air.
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Post by Celtic_Fan July 20th 2012, 4:38 pm

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Post by dantheman July 20th 2012, 5:01 pm

Magic!

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Post by Celtic_Fan July 23rd 2012, 9:22 pm

This one has been shown (just), on page 2, the table of pots fresh out the kiln, look at the right of the table. But here is a better look.
I do like all kinds of 'serpents' and dragons.
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Post by hubsnbubs July 26th 2012, 12:55 pm

Thanks Everyone for the Replies :)

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