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Post by Nik on May 5th 2012, 12:29 pm

I'd welcome comments on this pot.

The mark is very similar to Svend Bayer's but is more angular than the one on a Wenford Bridge casserole I own (see last image for comparison), and others I have seen on the web.

The style of the pot also seems different to other examples of his work I've seen. If it is by him then I guess the style and the fact that it is marked may suggest it is an earlier piece?  

There does not appear to be a Svend Bayer or Wenford Bridge thread in the British Pottery section of the site, there probably should be!

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Post by big ed on May 5th 2012, 1:58 pm

Definitely Svend Bayer , I agree a tad smoother than the stuff we expect , the threads are usually built alon members own items , I'll start a wenford and you can host your pot .
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Post by dantheman on May 5th 2012, 2:00 pm

yes we should have had one before now

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Post by studio-pots on May 5th 2012, 3:51 pm

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Svend began working with Michael Cardew at Wenford Bridge on 1st May 1969 after studying Geography and Economics at Exeter University. He stayed until August 1972 and during the latter stages of his time there he was allowed to stamp work with his own SB seal as well as that of the Wenford Bridge pottery. Several years were spent gaining experience at Brannams in Barnstaple, the Far East and the States before he bought Duckpool Cottage where he continues to work to this day. His first firing at Duckpool took place in 1976 and up until the mid 1990s he marked his work with an SB seal but since then his work has been unmarked.

The large jug above dates from 1999.

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Post by studio-pots on May 5th 2012, 6:43 pm

big ed wrote:Definitely Svend Bayer , I agree a tad smoother than the stuff we expect , the threads are usually built alon members own items , I'll start a wenford and you can host your pot .


I would say that it was made in the late 1980s.

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Post by skipposal on March 7th 2013, 9:24 pm

Small wheelthrown stoneware yunomi, woodfired with lustrous brown persimmon glaze. Unmarked. 4.9cm (height) 7.9cm (diameter). Quite the most beautiful glaze I've seen in a long while. I have a Wenford Bridge bowl of a similar size which reminds me very much of this piece so it was no surprise to discover that Svend worked there. His recent show at Goldmark was awesome, saw the stuff just after it had arrived, the little celadon bottles were my favourites.

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Post by studio-pots on October 16th 2013, 8:53 pm

A wood-fired jar with 4 strap handles made by Svend in 1989.

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Yes, that is his seal, which he was still using then, that you can see on the mouth of the jar.

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Post by studio-pots on October 16th 2013, 8:54 pm

A close up of the seal.

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Post by BrandX on October 17th 2013, 10:34 pm

Watched Svend Bayer building a large pot at Hatfield this year. It really made me appreciate the physical effort involved in preparing the clay and building something of this size compared to the smaller wheel thrown items we tend to see being made in videos, which seem to just spring up as if by magic.
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Post by big ed on April 27th 2014, 3:27 pm

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Post by big ed on April 27th 2014, 3:28 pm

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Post by big ed on April 27th 2014, 3:29 pm

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Post by NaomiM on July 6th 2015, 12:32 pm

He had some beautiful tenmoku bowls at Hatfield, but I'd already spent my budget.


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Post by 22 Crawford St. on November 15th 2016, 9:06 pm

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Post by 22 Crawford St. on December 23rd 2016, 7:59 pm

and a Sveeeend Bayeeeeerrrr Plate

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Post by NaomiM on March 6th 2017, 9:26 pm

Jug

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Post by philpot on March 7th 2017, 6:37 am

Nice jug.
But not marked of course.
Now there is the problem with Svend Bayer. Apart from his time at Wenford Bridge and for a few months in the 80's, he has not marked his work.
As a collector I have problems with that. If I buy a Svend Bayer pot on the secondary market, can I be abslutely sure it is by him? There is always that nagging doubt.
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Post by NaomiM on March 7th 2017, 10:21 am

His jug rim/spout shape is iconic, especially when accompanied by the wood fired body so there's no doubt it's by him. But there was disquiet amongst collectors when his student Charlie Collier made a set of anagama fired jugs in a very similar shape (see example here - http://pin.it/glgwrIp ), but I think they were marked. But, yes, the lack of a mark on his other pieces has put me off buying them at fairs like Hatfield

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Post by philpot on March 7th 2017, 12:18 pm

Not disputing this jug. Got a slightly larger one which we bought directly from him. The problem is the 'Shoji Hamada effect'. If all the pots attributed to Shoji Hamada were really made by him, then dear Ol' Shoji must have been potting for 1000 years. The same is going to happen to Svend Bayer. He is a potter with a rightly held high reputation, and a good deal of his work is expensive. It is inevitable eventually, that inferior pots will be sold on the secondary market as by 'Svend Bayer'. As a collector that worries me.
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Post by NaomiM on March 7th 2017, 1:35 pm

Yes, he was selling off a number of small oil spot glazed bowls one year, and I wouldn't like to try to ID them at a later date when there are so many other potters doing the same thing both here and in Japan and the States

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Post by NaomiM on July 8th 2017, 12:58 pm

Bottle vase.  
Special set of bottles and mugs made this year and sold in aid of the Kigbeare Anagama Kiln project. Nicely marked with Svend Bayer and Kigbeare stamps.  

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Post by philpot on August 12th 2017, 9:43 am

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This one came from with the provenance that is was from the Estate sale of Harry Horlock Stringer's ex wife. So could not resist it.
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Post by philpot on August 12th 2017, 9:45 am

Another from the estate sale of Harry Horlock Stringer's ex-wife.Svend Bayer Img_4223
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Post by philpot on August 12th 2017, 9:47 am

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Large Standard ware jug we had for over 20 years.
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Post by philpot on August 12th 2017, 9:50 am

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Small standard ware jug.
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