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Post by NaomiM on July 31st 2012, 9:05 pm

I haven't bothered with Aviemore Pottery before, but then I fell in love with this lidded jam pot:

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I'm surprised at how little information there is about this pottery online, considering how often items turn up at charity shops and flea markets. Anyone know the designer and the operating dates for the company?
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Post by keramark on August 1st 2012, 3:41 am

I can see why you fell for that Pot, what a Lovely Colour and Shape . . . Excellent
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Post by NaomiM on August 1st 2012, 10:32 am

keramark wrote:I can see why you fell for that Pot, what a Lovely Colour and Shape . . . Excellent

Cheers Happy
Aviemore always has a distinctive wax-resist pattern and limited pastel colour pallet, but every so often they produce a lovely shaped piece and colour combination.
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Post by tenpot on August 1st 2012, 3:32 pm

Aviemore Pottery, Scotland Dscn0110 funnily enough I just bought this at a local market on sunday was going to start a thread with similar comments, sorry I dont know anymore either
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Post by tenpot on August 1st 2012, 3:34 pm

Aviemore Pottery, Scotland Dscn0110 dont know what happened on last post edit button gone again
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Post by NaomiM on August 1st 2012, 5:05 pm

Ha, great minds think alike.

Shocked by a guide price on Millers website of £120-£180 for a <6" Aviemore vase. Usual price for most pieces is <£10.

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Post by dantheman on August 1st 2012, 5:09 pm

Millers Schmillers Rolling Eyes

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Post by NaomiM on September 4th 2012, 12:14 am

A little Aviemore salt pig.

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Post by brin mcardle on January 30th 2013, 8:25 pm

are they always stamped or marked
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Post by NaomiM on January 30th 2013, 9:12 pm

All the ones I've seen have been stamped, but the stamp can be quite faint.

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Post by NaomiM on January 30th 2013, 9:13 pm

But the pottery's so distinctive even if it's not stamped you can't mistake it for anything else.

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Post by dantheman on January 31st 2013, 1:13 pm

I have seen examples of unmarked Aviemore salt pigs but as Naomi said,it's unlike any other pottery

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Post by beedragon on October 3rd 2013, 12:18 am

I found an Aviemore vase today.  And yes, I was holding the camera perfectly still Laughter 

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Post by RVsaid on June 29th 2014, 2:26 pm

Hi

A nicely executed little curved lipped bowl. The mark is obscured by glaze but I can read the word Pottery on it.

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Post by Greenie1689 on September 25th 2015, 2:08 pm

'Hexagonal' bowl stamped Aviemore

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Post by dantheman on October 15th 2016, 3:59 pm

Aviemore Pottery, Scotland P1010016   Aviemore Pottery, Scotland P1010017m   Aviemore Pottery, Scotland P1010018

little 4 inch bowl

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Post by philpot on October 18th 2016, 6:45 am

Why is Aviemore not more popular? They produced many attractive items with very pretty glaze effects,and they are so distinctive you can spot a mile off! Moreover,its one of the very few Scottish studio potteries that produced a fair amount of work. Strange are the ways of collecting!
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Post by NaomiM on October 18th 2016, 8:55 am

I think that's the problem, there's too much out there, a lot of it the same pattern

Some info about the pottery -


http://rameking.blogspot.com/2016/06/aviemore-pottery.html?m=1



“Aviemore Potteries was a brand used by Castlewynd Studios Ltd Gifford Gates, Inverdruie Aviemore Scotland PH22 1QH. Castle Wynd Studios began in 1950 at Castle Wynd Edinburgh. As the business grew, they began to move to better premises, first to Gifford, East Lothian in 1954, then to Aviemore in 1964. They moved to Kingussie in 1976 to produce fine bone china using the name “Highland China (Scotland) Ltd”. It was incorporated in 1976, some ten years after Aviemore Potteries began. James Gillon Crawford began the company and was their Ceramics Designer. They then became “Highland China (Scotland) Ltd but ceased trading in the 1980s due to the economic downturn at the time. The company was finally dissolved in 2015, although James’ daughter has recently opened a galley back in Aviemore. ”


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Post by dantheman on October 18th 2016, 9:37 am

I always have a look when I see Aviemore at fairs but usually it's the same design or very similar.
The piece I just posted was 30p at my local car boot so I didn't turn it down.

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Post by hercules brabazon on July 24th 2017, 12:02 pm

Little blue and white vase.

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