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MIREK SMISEK ? ... No this is Stephen McCarthy's mark

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MIREK SMISEK ? ... No this is Stephen McCarthy's mark

Post  feldspar on Mon 10 Jun - 2:22

Hello  everyone!
Is anyone familiar with this pottery mark? It was attributed to Mirek Smisek, however I was unable to find any records to support that .Any thoughts?

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Post  Ev on Mon 10 Jun - 8:14

Hi there feldspar Smile
If you like you can email a photo of the mark and the pot to the site on newzealandpottery@gmail.com and I will load it for you.
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Post  Ev on Mon 10 Jun - 15:48

Photos courtesy of feldspar ....





I have the book Mirek Smisek 60 years 60 pots which has all of his marks and I don't see this mark anywhere. Nice salt glazed pot though. Cheers Ev
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Post  mumof1 on Sat 27 Dec - 12:58

This may be Stephen McCarthy from Nelson. I can only find references to him online, nothing concrete, but this auction may help http://www.trademe.co.nz/a.aspx?id=826277865
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Post  Cat-a-lat on Sat 31 Jan - 0:06

Found a mug today with this mark, obviously an accomplished potter, are we going with Stephen McCarthy for this mark?
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Post  Ev on Sun 1 Feb - 8:45

Hi Cat, there is no further info on this mark yet, so please keep a look out for any inkling of the maker.
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Post  cyrd on Mon 23 Mar - 15:02

Definitely him! A fine potter - was at Waikanae in the sixties and later moved to The S. I.. nelson region I believe. I bought a no. of pots from him.


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Post  mumof1 on Mon 23 Mar - 15:09

Thanks so much for the confirmation cyrd sunny
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Post  Ev on Mon 23 Mar - 15:28

So Stephen McCarthy it is then.
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