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Post  Jeremy Ashford on Wed 12 Feb - 15:29

When I started taking a renewed interest in NZ pottery something that intrigued me was the concept of a separate cup on the table just for spoons.
I took an instant liking to the Temuka spoon jar/mug/cup and thought that if you collected enough of them you'd have a nice set of ceramic tumblers.
I have yet to get even one Temuka spoon jar but have picked up quite a few from the Auckland commercial potteries.

The first photo shows spoons mugs (whatever!) from Stewart, Kermiko, Orzel (Settlers), and the one which for the moment is still called "Random".
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All but the Orzel Settlers reproduce the shapes of their pottery's flagship mug with the omission of the handle. I have yet to see a Settlers mug in the shape above.

The second photo is Royal Oak in different glazes. I kept buying them until finally I got one in my favourite Lava Glaze. As you can see, not all have a "Spoons" label.
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I added the Clay Craft Spoons jars to the post on 14/2/14. They are slightly different sizes. (l-m-r: 2-1-3, 1 is biggest) I thought I had more but they are "Token" jars.
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Spoon jars were also made with double cups for wet and dry spoons, and there were containers for wet teabags too.

I look forward to seeing a wide range of spoon jars, from commercial and studio potters. Idle question: did Crown Lynn produce spoon jars?

I guess it's because I grew up with Crown Lynn and never had any spoon mugs that they are such a novelty to me.


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