Leach Pottery - St. Ives

Page 6 of 13 Previous  1, 2, 3 ... 5, 6, 7 ... 11, 12, 13  Next

Go down

Leach Pottery - St. Ives  - Page 6 Empty Re: Leach Pottery - St. Ives

Post by big ed on May 20th 2014, 2:19 pm

Leach Pottery - St. Ives  - Page 6 Leach_11
big ed
big ed
Consultant
Consultant

Male Number of posts : 12288
Age : 66
Location : UK
Registration date : 2008-03-22

Back to top Go down

Leach Pottery - St. Ives  - Page 6 Empty Janet Leach

Post by NaomiM on May 26th 2014, 7:53 pm

Dish by Janet Leach


Leach Pottery - St. Ives  - Page 6 Dscn0627

Leach Pottery - St. Ives  - Page 6 Dscn0629

Leach Pottery - St. Ives  - Page 6 Dscn0628

_________________
Just my personal opinion, take it or leave it.
NaomiM
NaomiM
Administrator
Administrator

Female Number of posts : 21576
Location : Hampshire
Registration date : 2012-05-15

Back to top Go down

Leach Pottery - St. Ives  - Page 6 Empty Re: Leach Pottery - St. Ives

Post by climberg64 on May 27th 2014, 2:56 pm

What does it say under the marks? Looks like "REPEAT"?
climberg64
climberg64

Number of posts : 1287
Location : North East
Registration date : 2010-01-20

Back to top Go down

Leach Pottery - St. Ives  - Page 6 Empty Re: Leach Pottery - St. Ives

Post by NaomiM on May 27th 2014, 3:02 pm

Yes it says REPEAT. Apparently it meant she made a number (100s, probably) of pieces in the same shape.

_________________
Just my personal opinion, take it or leave it.
NaomiM
NaomiM
Administrator
Administrator

Female Number of posts : 21576
Location : Hampshire
Registration date : 2012-05-15

Back to top Go down

Leach Pottery - St. Ives  - Page 6 Empty Re: Leach Pottery - St. Ives

Post by studio-pots on May 27th 2014, 3:52 pm

She did this with 4 different styles of dishes that I am aware of and some small footed teabowls as well. They were really only for sale at the pottery and were items that were more affordable than her more individual pieces.

_________________
Now you should know by now that Potty and I need to see your bottom - we're funny that way!
studio-pots
studio-pots
Consultant
Consultant

Male Number of posts : 5907
Location : South East London
Registration date : 2011-02-17

http://www.studio-pots.com

Back to top Go down

Leach Pottery - St. Ives  - Page 6 Empty Re: Leach Pottery - St. Ives

Post by studio-pots on May 27th 2014, 8:01 pm

For most of the time that she made them she had no-one to help her so my view is that she would have made most of them.

It was only towards the end of her life that she employed Joanna Wason to assist her.

However, compared to Shoji Hamada she was most definitely hands on. Hamada employed people throughout his career to throw most of his pots and others to make his press moulded bottles. He only decorated the majority of his pots but did say that he threw all of his chawan as well as decorating them.

_________________
Now you should know by now that Potty and I need to see your bottom - we're funny that way!
studio-pots
studio-pots
Consultant
Consultant

Male Number of posts : 5907
Location : South East London
Registration date : 2011-02-17

http://www.studio-pots.com

Back to top Go down

Leach Pottery - St. Ives  - Page 6 Empty Re: Leach Pottery - St. Ives

Post by studio-pots on May 27th 2014, 8:08 pm

NaomiM wrote:Pretty sure there's a blooming great thumb print in the middle.  Laughter

Tbh, I don't think she was a very good potter.

In my opinion she was one of the most talented studio potters ever and she has to be admired for never making "Leach pots". She never played safe.

Of course some of her pots were pretty bad but considering the amount of alcohol she consummed it isn't that surprising.

_________________
Now you should know by now that Potty and I need to see your bottom - we're funny that way!
studio-pots
studio-pots
Consultant
Consultant

Male Number of posts : 5907
Location : South East London
Registration date : 2011-02-17

http://www.studio-pots.com

Back to top Go down

Leach Pottery - St. Ives  - Page 6 Empty Re: Leach Pottery - St. Ives

Post by climberg64 on May 27th 2014, 9:50 pm

My impression of her was that she was quite pushy and bossy (but compared to BL the Easter Bunny would look pushy) and she tried to make the most of the Leach name. I guess she might have rubbed some up the wrong way sometimes  Shrugs
climberg64
climberg64

Number of posts : 1287
Location : North East
Registration date : 2010-01-20

Back to top Go down

Leach Pottery - St. Ives  - Page 6 Empty Re: Leach Pottery - St. Ives

Post by studio-pots on May 28th 2014, 12:02 am

big ed wrote:I am liking her more and more ,boozing and potting , can't be bad eh?  Tipsy 

I met someone in the 1990s in the antique business, who knew nothing about studio pottery or that the Leach Pottery was important.

He told me that the only potter he had met was in a "retreat" from which they both went awol over the wall and down to the local pub one night. That was Janet.

_________________
Now you should know by now that Potty and I need to see your bottom - we're funny that way!
studio-pots
studio-pots
Consultant
Consultant

Male Number of posts : 5907
Location : South East London
Registration date : 2011-02-17

http://www.studio-pots.com

Back to top Go down

Leach Pottery - St. Ives  - Page 6 Empty Re: Leach Pottery - St. Ives

Post by denbydump on June 5th 2014, 4:55 pm

My only piece by the Man himself. A 1930s Jam-pot.

Leach Pottery - St. Ives  - Page 6 Leach010

Leach Pottery - St. Ives  - Page 6 Leach011

Leach Pottery - St. Ives  - Page 6 Leach012
denbydump
denbydump
Consultant
Consultant

Number of posts : 4899
Location : Derbyshire
Registration date : 2014-06-01

http://www.magicfabric.magix.net/public/

Back to top Go down

Leach Pottery - St. Ives  - Page 6 Empty Re: Leach Pottery - St. Ives

Post by studio-pots on June 5th 2014, 5:49 pm

The honey/jam pot above would have been thrown by Bill Marshall and decorated by Bernard Leach, which isn't meant to suggest that it is any less of a Bernard Leach pot. If Bernard had thrown it then it would have been!

It will have been made later than you suggest though c 1960.

_________________
Now you should know by now that Potty and I need to see your bottom - we're funny that way!
studio-pots
studio-pots
Consultant
Consultant

Male Number of posts : 5907
Location : South East London
Registration date : 2011-02-17

http://www.studio-pots.com

Back to top Go down

Leach Pottery - St. Ives  - Page 6 Empty Re: Leach Pottery - St. Ives

Post by denbydump on June 5th 2014, 8:16 pm

I was just going by the "circle" book that says a 1930s trial piece.
denbydump
denbydump
Consultant
Consultant

Number of posts : 4899
Location : Derbyshire
Registration date : 2014-06-01

http://www.magicfabric.magix.net/public/

Back to top Go down

Leach Pottery - St. Ives  - Page 6 Empty Re: Leach Pottery - St. Ives

Post by studio-pots on June 5th 2014, 10:46 pm

Just checked the "circle" book and see what you mean.

Maybe if you buy pots from a chocolate shop in Bond Street in 1959 they'll tell you anything to make a sale!!!!

I suppose if the one in the Wingfield Digby collection is a prototype it could have been made in the late 1930s but I was told by Bill Marshall that they started to be made on a regular basis in the early 1950s and this continued into the 1960s. There is one similar to the Wingfield Digby one on the cover of the Leach Pottery 1954 catalogue.

Why I have gone for c 1960 for your example is that Bernard's brush decoration on yours lacks the dots of the Wingfield-Digby and the catalogue examples and these tend to be attributed to later in Bernard's life.

_________________
Now you should know by now that Potty and I need to see your bottom - we're funny that way!
studio-pots
studio-pots
Consultant
Consultant

Male Number of posts : 5907
Location : South East London
Registration date : 2011-02-17

http://www.studio-pots.com

Back to top Go down

Leach Pottery - St. Ives  - Page 6 Empty Re: Leach Pottery - St. Ives

Post by denbydump on June 6th 2014, 7:32 am

OK thanks for the info. Never imagined a design would have had such a long
"production run"
denbydump
denbydump
Consultant
Consultant

Number of posts : 4899
Location : Derbyshire
Registration date : 2014-06-01

http://www.magicfabric.magix.net/public/

Back to top Go down

Leach Pottery - St. Ives  - Page 6 Empty Re: Leach Pottery - St. Ives

Post by studio-pots on June 6th 2014, 7:44 am

Bernard was more of a decorator than a thrower and as he got older and his throwing became "heavier" he did less and less.

He would have painted a number of the Z bowls as well but I haven't seen any of those signed by him.

_________________
Now you should know by now that Potty and I need to see your bottom - we're funny that way!
studio-pots
studio-pots
Consultant
Consultant

Male Number of posts : 5907
Location : South East London
Registration date : 2011-02-17

http://www.studio-pots.com

Back to top Go down

Leach Pottery - St. Ives  - Page 6 Empty Re: Leach Pottery - St. Ives

Post by beebo on June 9th 2014, 4:42 pm

Leach Pottery - St. Ives  - Page 6 Slab_l12
Leach Pottery - St. Ives  - Page 6 Slab_v10

Hi, I'm trying to identify the potter for a slab vase, it has the Leach impressed mark and also an impressed mark that looka like M & R? or the R maybe a symbol.
Any clues as to who the potter is?
Thanks
beebo
beebo

Number of posts : 8
Location : Nottingham
Registration date : 2014-05-15

Back to top Go down

Leach Pottery - St. Ives  - Page 6 Empty Re: Leach Pottery - St. Ives

Post by Potty on June 9th 2014, 11:17 pm

Joanna Wason.

_________________
lozzy68 wrote:I Had A Feeling It Wasn't A gnome As Studio-Pots Said There Is No Hat On Him
NaomiM wrote:I'm watching other Willies, so maybe I'll get one at some point.
studio-pots wrote:I know my raku Happy
Potty
Potty

Number of posts : 3404
Location : Midlands
Registration date : 2010-09-28

Back to top Go down

Leach Pottery - St. Ives  - Page 6 Empty Re: Leach Pottery - St. Ives

Post by slopingsteve on June 23rd 2014, 10:21 pm

Leach Pottery - St. Ives  - Page 6 Sam_3010

I was lucky to find this on Sunday, or so I thought. I had spent every single penny in my wallet when I spotted this and had to scrounge a quid off a dealer friend to buy it. When I went back to show him, he said "What d'you buy that for? It's horrible!"
It is not the most beautiful plate in the world admittedly but it is a standard ware bread plate and IT'S GOOD ENOUGH FOR ME.
slopingsteve
slopingsteve

Number of posts : 230
Location : Cambridgeshire, England
Registration date : 2013-08-24

Back to top Go down

Leach Pottery - St. Ives  - Page 6 Empty Re: Leach Pottery - St. Ives

Post by studio-pots on June 24th 2014, 10:30 am

The plate above was part of the Standard Ware range but was discontinued at some point so is not as common as some items from the range.

I have seen it with 4 ramekins/egg bakers that looked similar vintage on top and think that was its original purpose. I imagine that the bread plate term was brought in to try and boost sales.

_________________
Now you should know by now that Potty and I need to see your bottom - we're funny that way!
studio-pots
studio-pots
Consultant
Consultant

Male Number of posts : 5907
Location : South East London
Registration date : 2011-02-17

http://www.studio-pots.com

Back to top Go down

Leach Pottery - St. Ives  - Page 6 Empty Re: Leach Pottery - St. Ives

Post by denbydump on July 6th 2014, 2:19 pm

Do we have any idea who made thes little pots?
I'm guessing they were nade in huge quantities
over a long period.

Leach Pottery - St. Ives  - Page 6 Stives10 Leach Pottery - St. Ives  - Page 6 Stives11 Leach Pottery - St. Ives  - Page 6 Stives12
denbydump
denbydump
Consultant
Consultant

Number of posts : 4899
Location : Derbyshire
Registration date : 2014-06-01

http://www.magicfabric.magix.net/public/

Back to top Go down

Leach Pottery - St. Ives  - Page 6 Empty Re: Leach Pottery - St. Ives

Post by studio-pots on July 6th 2014, 2:35 pm

They were part of the Standard Ware range although the decoration did vary quite considerably over the years - some had copies of Hamada's brushwork. So could have been made by any of the apprentices.

In the 1975 catalogue they were priced at £2 each, so relatively expensive for the size.

_________________
Now you should know by now that Potty and I need to see your bottom - we're funny that way!
studio-pots
studio-pots
Consultant
Consultant

Male Number of posts : 5907
Location : South East London
Registration date : 2011-02-17

http://www.studio-pots.com

Back to top Go down

Leach Pottery - St. Ives  - Page 6 Empty Re: Leach Pottery - St. Ives

Post by denbydump on July 6th 2014, 7:30 pm

A nice couple of 3.5 in porcelain pots by Trevor Corser,
reident potter to 2006. (marks glazed over, so difficult
to photograph).

Leach Pottery - St. Ives  - Page 6 Stiver10
denbydump
denbydump
Consultant
Consultant

Number of posts : 4899
Location : Derbyshire
Registration date : 2014-06-01

http://www.magicfabric.magix.net/public/

Back to top Go down

Leach Pottery - St. Ives  - Page 6 Empty Re: Leach Pottery - St. Ives

Post by big ed on July 15th 2014, 12:59 pm

Leach Pottery - St. Ives  - Page 6 J_leac10

Just over 7" high ,I would like to know when it was made and am I correct in calling it Bizen ? Ware / style .
big ed
big ed
Consultant
Consultant

Male Number of posts : 12288
Age : 66
Location : UK
Registration date : 2008-03-22

Back to top Go down

Leach Pottery - St. Ives  - Page 6 Empty Re: Leach Pottery - St. Ives

Post by big ed on July 15th 2014, 1:00 pm

Leach Pottery - St. Ives  - Page 6 J_leac11

Janet Leach personal seal & SI Mark
big ed
big ed
Consultant
Consultant

Male Number of posts : 12288
Age : 66
Location : UK
Registration date : 2008-03-22

Back to top Go down

Leach Pottery - St. Ives  - Page 6 Empty Re: Leach Pottery - St. Ives

Post by studio-pots on July 15th 2014, 8:29 pm

It is not really correct to call this one of Janet's Bizen-style pots, as typical Bizen ware is unglazed. I know that this vase only has a little glaze but she did make unglazed wares in the Bizen style also. I say style as the type of stoneware she used was not absolutely correct and they weren't wood fired. What she produced were interesting pots and knackered kilns.

I'll dig out an image.

_________________
Now you should know by now that Potty and I need to see your bottom - we're funny that way!
studio-pots
studio-pots
Consultant
Consultant

Male Number of posts : 5907
Location : South East London
Registration date : 2011-02-17

http://www.studio-pots.com

Back to top Go down

Leach Pottery - St. Ives  - Page 6 Empty Re: Leach Pottery - St. Ives

Post by Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

Page 6 of 13 Previous  1, 2, 3 ... 5, 6, 7 ... 11, 12, 13  Next

Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum