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Post  mumof1 on Sat 10 Nov - 16:32

Whose is this Ian Firth like mark? It is Keith Smith of Richmond Dsc02820
I found this fantastic charger, but don't recognise the potter
Whose is this Ian Firth like mark? It is Keith Smith of Richmond Dsc02821
Does anyone know him or where he is from?
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Post  mumof1 on Tue 28 Jan - 9:09

Whose is this Ian Firth like mark? It is Keith Smith of Richmond Dsc01210
Sweet little jug with delicate design
Whose is this Ian Firth like mark? It is Keith Smith of Richmond Dsc01211
I'm not sure which way this one goes up
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Post  R L Pike on Thu 27 Nov - 22:47

Hi .. I was a member of Craft Potters (Nelson) Inc for many years and Keith Smith was (is?) a member. He is a talented water colour artist also which may account for the lovely decoration on your large charger. I haven't seen him for quite some time, but you may find him in the Nelson phone book .. (last known living in Richmond). Hope that helps.

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Post  mumof1 on Thu 27 Nov - 22:53

Thank you so much for that information, and welcome to the site! I will try to contact him.
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Post  Cat-a-lat on Fri 28 Nov - 7:17

Wow, that is a fantastic charger, what gorgeous glaze-work!
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Post  mumof1 on Fri 2 Jan - 16:16

Whose is this Ian Firth like mark? It is Keith Smith of Richmond Dsc01210
I saw this mark again last week on another jug, but this time under the handle, and it was this way up.
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Post  Cat-a-lat on Sun 17 May - 13:27

There is a pot on TM at the moment with this mark - up the same way as the above photo, but seller has taken photo of it sideways and described it as an 'L C' mark
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Post  mumof1 on Sun 17 May - 14:49

I saw that listing too. I am convinced that this is a Nelson potter, as I see pieces with the mark regularly, but I have yet to find the maker. I was wondering if it was and I or L E.
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Post  mumof1 on Fri 21 Aug - 20:43

Whose is this Ian Firth like mark? It is Keith Smith of Richmond Dsc08010
I found another, I picked up this wall plate yesterday, of Mt Arthur
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Very hard to read on the orangey glaze, but says' Mt Arthur, Nelson, New Zealand, Keith Smith
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Post  mumof1 on Fri 22 Jul - 15:00

Whose is this Ian Firth like mark? It is Keith Smith of Richmond Dsc02113
I was lucky enough to find another pottery piece yesterday, a wall hanging plate, with the same mark as the jug above, which I left there as it was rather expensive.
Whose is this Ian Firth like mark? It is Keith Smith of Richmond Dsc02114
However, it had this paper label on it, so I got out the phone book, and, as there were none in Hill Street, I decided to ring all the K's. I found Keith, still in Richmond. He confirmed that this is his mark, and that he is no longer potting. He sounded of a good age (80's maybe) but said that he still sees the odd piece of his work in the op shops. I didn't dare ask if he purchased them or not. The mark is his impression of a K, side on he said, so I know we have it up the right way.
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