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Nina Davis dish

Post  paul_nz on Sun 10 Jun - 14:07

Nina Davis is the daughter of Harry and May Davis from Crewenna Pottery.
very cute little dish found during my rounds.




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Post  Ev on Sun 10 Jun - 17:53

Thanks Paul Smile
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Post  mumof1 on Sun 24 Feb - 14:08


I was very lucky today, I went to the Motueka market, and there I met Nina Davis. What a lovely lady (with well known parents), and just had to share a photo of her lovely wares. I have to say I was most impressed with the glazes, especially the ones on the right - such magnificent rainbow colours!

I should have checked first, but here is her mark too. sunny
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Post  Glenys on Mon 25 Feb - 8:21

OMG! What a potter and what a heritage!

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Post  Ev on Mon 25 Feb - 9:34

Those glazes remind me of stoneware colours, though the clay doesn't look like stoneware .... ? The first bowl in the topic looks like it has a chun glaze on it ....?
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Post  mumof1 on Mon 25 Feb - 12:27

All the pottery pieces have a pale grey coloured base Ev, as seen in the two stamp photos. Does that help?
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Post  Ev on Mon 25 Feb - 13:04

Pale grey is a stoneware clay colour - thanks sunny.
There are not many potters using stoneware clay now, as it's so expensive to fire.
The high temperatures turn out some really magic glazes and it's great to see someone still firing high Very Happy
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Post  mumof1 on Thu 7 Mar - 21:01

I chatted with Nina again last weekend, and she confirmed, definitely stoneware. She said she fires as high as her 'poor old kiln will go'.
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Post  Kat & Co. on Thu 3 Sep - 8:58


Terracotta Dish...Which is also Nina's mark..check this link out..
http://www.nelsonpotters.co.nz/jenny-miller/nina-davis/

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Post  mumof1 on Sat 5 Sep - 18:22


I found this large tankard the other day, made by Nina. The photo will never truly shown how spectacular the glaze is
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Post  meoldchina on Sat 14 Nov - 23:05

Kat & Co. wrote:
Terracotta Dish...Which is also Nina's mark..check this link out..
http://www.nelsonpotters.co.nz/jenny-miller/nina-davis/

Kat, I think the terracotta dish was actually made by Christopher Vine who used to live in Teal Valley, Nelson.
Teal Valley is also the location for another well-known NZ potter, Maxine Waters.
Nina Davis regularly hosted the British potter, Ray Finch, of Winchcombe Pottery and she was trained there under Michael Cardew, I believe.

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Post  Maryr on Sun 15 Nov - 7:55

Would this be the same Christopher Vine who did decorations for Temuka and other pottery mainly Australian.
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Re: Nina Davis dish

Post  meoldchina on Sun 15 Nov - 8:22

No, not the Australian Christopher Vine. The Nelson Christopher Vine was potting in Teal Valley in the 70s and 80s, mainly. You don't see much of his work, but he created a wonderful tiled wall mural at the Nelson Provincial Museum which depicts all of the historic buildings that have been demolished in Nelson. It's worth going to the museum to see that alone.

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