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Post by hubsnbubs on Wed Feb 29, 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!


Kevin Walker (Fortcustard Pottery) 13kevpot1
Kevin Walker (Fortcustard Pottery) Octplate
Kevin Walker (Fortcustard Pottery) Fcpn3
Kevin Walker (Fortcustard Pottery) Onp4a
Kevin Walker (Fortcustard Pottery) Fcpn2
Kevin Walker (Fortcustard Pottery) P11

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 brin mcardle on Wed Feb 29, 2012 3:25 pm

Has he a web site....how can i buy
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Post by DIANE on Wed Feb 29, 2012 3:48 pm

My goodness they are amazing
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Post by hubsnbubs on Wed Feb 29, 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,

Chris
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Post by dantheman on Wed Feb 29, 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 on Wed Feb 29, 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 on Thu Mar 01, 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 on Thu Mar 01, 2012 5:18 pm

Thanks Skay!

Here are a few more pieces:
Kevin Walker (Fortcustard Pottery) Gal1
Kevin Walker (Fortcustard Pottery) Fcpn5a
Kevin Walker (Fortcustard Pottery) Np12a
Kevin Walker (Fortcustard Pottery) Onp6a
Kevin Walker (Fortcustard Pottery) Gal2
Kevin Walker (Fortcustard Pottery) Gal3
Kevin Walker (Fortcustard Pottery) Gal4
Kevin Walker (Fortcustard Pottery) Fcp_5
Kevin Walker (Fortcustard Pottery) Fcp_7
Kevin Walker (Fortcustard Pottery) P8

I hope you enjoy them!

Best Wishes
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Post by brin mcardle on Thu Mar 01, 2012 8:34 pm

Very William de Morgan ?
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Post by dantheman on Fri Mar 02, 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 Celtic_Fan on Fri Mar 02, 2012 9:30 pm

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 ??
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Post by dantheman on Sat Mar 03, 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 on Sat Mar 03, 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 on Sat Mar 03, 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 on Sat Mar 03, 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 on Tue Mar 06, 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 small pieces Kev unveiled- will try to get them on the main site soon!

Kevin Walker (Fortcustard Pottery) A
Kevin Walker (Fortcustard Pottery) B
Kevin Walker (Fortcustard Pottery) Cc1
Kevin Walker (Fortcustard Pottery) Cc2

hopefully some more soon!

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Post by jimjam on Tue Mar 06, 2012 2:06 pm

My goodness the snake ones are amazing!!!!!!
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Post by hubsnbubs on Fri Jun 01, 2012 9:59 am

Hi Everyone,

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

He has been working hard on a new kiln load of pots, which are literally just hot out of the oven, so I thought I would share some of the new work with you if that is ok-

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Kevin Walker (Fortcustard Pottery) 9

Kevin Walker (Fortcustard Pottery) 8

Kevin Walker (Fortcustard Pottery) 6

Kevin Walker (Fortcustard Pottery) 12

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Kevin Walker (Fortcustard Pottery) 4

Kevin Walker (Fortcustard Pottery) 5

Kevin Walker (Fortcustard Pottery) 3

Kevin Walker (Fortcustard Pottery) 2

Kevin Walker (Fortcustard Pottery) 1

All the best for now!

Chris & Kevin
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Post by NaomiM on Fri Jun 01, 2012 12:56 pm

They are amazing Clap

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Post by brin mcardle on Fri Jun 01, 2012 3:30 pm

Beautiful...are any sold from Retail outlets or art fairs
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Post by dantheman on Tue Jun 05, 2012 2:31 pm

no Brin you need to contact Kevin directly

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Post by hubsnbubs on Tue Jun 12, 2012 10:19 am

Hi Everyone,

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

Kevin has been working straight into a new series of pots after the last Kiln load- and I have had the opportunity to see a few just as the decoration had been finished, so I thought I would share them with you if thats ok!

Kevin Walker (Fortcustard Pottery) Nk3
Kevin Walker (Fortcustard Pottery) Nk3b
Kevin Walker (Fortcustard Pottery) Nk2
Kevin Walker (Fortcustard Pottery) Nk2b
Kevin Walker (Fortcustard Pottery) Nk2c
Kevin Walker (Fortcustard Pottery) Nk1
Kevin Walker (Fortcustard Pottery) Nk4

All the best!

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Post by dantheman on Tue Jun 12, 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 on Sun Jul 08, 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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