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Post  Ev on Wed 22 Dec - 15:39

Waimea Potteries of Nelson used this brand name for their cast slipware.
I finally found a piece with their stamp on it .....

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and the backstamp which reads -
Mapua Ware
Waimea Pottery Ltd
New Zealand

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mapua - Mapua Ware Empty Tasman Ware also Waimea Pottery ??

Post  mumof1 on Thu 7 Mar - 21:43

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I came across this mug a while ago now, and the stamp says Tasman Ware. I am sure this is also Waimea Potteries ?? Does anyone know the answer?
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Not a great stamp I know, but the only piece I have found so far.
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Post  Jeremy Ashford on Mon 18 Aug - 20:27

And that's the handle that was used by Richmond Pottery right to the end.

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Post  Jeremy Ashford on Mon 2 Mar - 13:27

Two marked Mapua mugs of different sizes and a tall mug or skinny tankard in the Waimea/Mapua glaze.
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_160mm H x 68 OD top_______94 x 85______________82 x 73________

The mugs are a Richmond shape often seen in a plain glaze and differ from the one above in not having a flaired top. Same Jack-Laird-Richmond-Potteries handle as above and also seen on the Temuka "latte bowls".

I recognise the glaze of the tall mug as from the same Richmond/Mapua/Waimea group but am having difficulty telling whether it is hand potted or cast. The handle looks hand-applied but of course would look that way even if cast. The inner junction of base and sides is quite sharp. It has a deep foot ring. No maker's mark that I can tell. Base not glazed. The clay is speckled with metallic glints.


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Post  Ev on Mon 2 Mar - 13:44

All of the Mapua ware looks like slip cast ware to me Jeremy and it was Jack Laird's 'commercial' range of pottery as opposed to his Waimea Pottery Studio ware that was hand made.
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Post  Jeremy Ashford on Mon 2 Mar - 13:54

So do you think the tall piece is Mapua?
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Post  Ev on Mon 2 Mar - 14:05

Yes I do as I've seen many pieces of Mapua Ware in those colours.
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mapua - Mapua Ware Empty the Killicks used a similar glaze

Post  Jeremy Ashford on Wed 1 Apr - 13:50

Some ramekins on tm by John and Shirley Killicks have a glaze like the Mapua ware.

http://www.trademe.co.nz/Pottery-glass/Porcelain-pottery/Other-NZ-manufacturers/auction-863953138.htm

I see from the gallery it is indeed their mark.

Is it the same glaze?

Does the glaze have a name?

Did others use it?

Was there a connection between the Killicks and Richmond?

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While I'm here ...

I really love my Mapua mugs.
I have already drunk a great deal of coffee from the large can.
Nice to drink from and while the handle looks too small it works really well.

The similar Jack Laird handle on the Temuka latte bowl also works well.
I have been using one of those lately too.
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Post  Ev on Wed 1 Apr - 14:49

No it's not the same glaze.
There will be two different glaze names.
Possibly both glazes were used by others.
The Killicks were hugely productive potters and produced independent from others.
I wouldn't think that they had contact with Mapua or Richmond, who were making slipcast ware.

The Killicks only made Studio Pottery and those ramekins are made by hand using stoneware clay that has an inclusion of a material that created the speckle and high fired.
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