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Post by NaomiM on May 1st 2017, 6:35 pm

A bit about the recent Japanese potters exhibition at Leach Pottery St Ives. Includes mention of firing up the old soda kiln at the pottery. I think there was discussion a while back about a soda glazed vase with a Janet Leach stamp; this may clear up some of the confusion



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Post by l33ham180 on May 7th 2017, 11:00 am





Soup bowls with impressed St Ives mark
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Post by 22 Crawford St. on May 21st 2017, 7:53 pm

would these have been sold as seconds?




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Post by NaomiM on May 21st 2017, 9:04 pm

I don't think so. It looks like the same glaze recipie as that used in the 70s by David Leach and Colin Pearson at The Friars Aylesford Pottery, and by John Leach at Muchelney Pottery. It had a habit of breaking like that.

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Post by 22 Crawford St. on June 19th 2017, 9:03 pm

I deserve this! Baking today. 27 in our 'air conditioned' offices.

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Post by hercules brabazon on July 2nd 2017, 5:03 pm

Standard ware tall mug (mark visible but unphotographable):

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Post by cycladelic on July 12th 2017, 7:57 am

Here's a Jason Wason vase that's about 20cm tall.

I think Jason was at Leach between 1976 and 1981.

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Post by cycladelic on July 18th 2017, 9:02 am

Two small dishes - about 9cm across...

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Post by tigerchips on July 19th 2017, 10:00 am

I think this is St Ives, sold it ages ago...
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Post by NaomiM on July 19th 2017, 10:14 am

Im afraid these threads are for reference for positively identified Pottery only. If you're unsure then I'll have to move it to Id My Pottery

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Leach St Ives lidded pot?

Post by tigerchips on July 19th 2017, 10:47 am

Well i've got a mark here which i think belongs with the pot but can't be too sure now...
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Post by NaomiM on July 19th 2017, 12:08 pm

The glaze pattern doesn't seem to match the two photos so I've separated it from the Leach St Ives thread until the overall shape of the pot can be matched to a Leach standardware format

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Leach Christening Mug/Tankard

Post by potterymad62 on July 26th 2017, 5:03 pm

Very nice Leach celadon small mug with a name across the front. Possibly by David Leach. Question! Is it a child's Christening Mug/Tankard?






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Post by NaomiM on July 26th 2017, 8:05 pm

Very nice Most Excellent Leach St Ives Pottery standardware shape but certainly commissioned as a special present. Might well be for a christening, or a Birthday or anniversary.
I'll merge it with the main Leach St Ives Pottery thread in due course.

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Leach Christening Mug/Tankard

Post by potterymad62 on July 26th 2017, 8:28 pm

NaomiM wrote:Very nice Most Excellent Leach St Ives Pottery standardware shape but certainly commissioned as a special present. Might well be for a christening, or a Birthday or anniversary.
I'll merge it with the main Leach St Ives Pottery thread in due course.
Hi NaomiM. Thanks for that and your reply. Yes! that's what thought, possibly a commission piece. Cheers

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Post by tigerchips on July 26th 2017, 11:51 pm

I just found a post i made in 2008 on another forum, the item appears with this mark, so it's 100% St Ives. Found an uncropped version of the mark too, it matches the pattern...
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Post by NaomiM on July 27th 2017, 1:04 am

Most Excellent that's great. I'll merge the threads again :)

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Post by philpot on August 11th 2017, 5:26 pm

Does anybody find this thread rather confusing in its present state?
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Post by 22 Crawford St. on August 11th 2017, 9:20 pm

Well by it's random nature it's always going to be eclectic
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Post by denbydump on August 11th 2017, 10:53 pm

philpot wrote:Does anybody find this thread rather confusing in its present state?

Well yes, point taken, but we all love to see examples of what maybe the most important studio,
even if they are not the most stunning pieces. Hard enough to find anyway, to wit my meagre collection.
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Post by NaomiM on August 11th 2017, 11:57 pm

philpot wrote:Does anybody find this thread rather confusing in its present state?

In theory it's meant to be Leach St Ives standard ware and those pieces just with the St Ives mark, with individual potters on separate threads, but it's grown organically rather than logically and would. E difficult to unravel. But it may be possible to copy individual leach potters pots to other threads but that would still leave duplicates on this thread.

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Post by philpot on August 12th 2017, 9:26 am

Trevor Corser (1938-2015) was one the major continuity links in the St Ives pottery. Starting as an apprentice in 1968, he worked right through at the pottery until 2005,many of those years with Janet Leach. He died in 2015, and there was a studio auction of his work, and a lot has been seen on Ebay in the past year. I was lucky enough to get this one for 4.50 in a second hand shop, even more so, for it personal interpretation of the famous 'Tree of Life', an ongoing Bernard and David Leach motif.24 cms. 9.5 ins
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Post by philpot on August 12th 2017, 9:28 am

Trevor Corser mark.
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Post by philpot on August 12th 2017, 9:31 am

A rare St Ives butter dish. Although in the catalogue, there seem very few of them around. One suspects they got broken more tham most of the range.
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Post by 22 Crawford St. on August 12th 2017, 12:27 pm

Here are my three standard ware mugs together with marks. One from Miles and two from Ebay. ATM they are on display as some of my favourite things







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