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Lovely bowl - would love to know who made it. This was made by Des Howard.

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Lovely bowl - would love to know who made it. This was made by Des Howard.

Post  kittens69 on Sat 3 May - 18:54

Evening

I've had this gorgeous bowl for a year of two, but can't seem to track down the potter.

Size-wise it is 4 inches diameter at the lip and an inch and a half at the base.  Glaze is swirled pink, in blue, pale blue and white; like some gorgeous ice-cream flavour yet to be invented.

Potter's mark is as shown (HD or DH maybe?) and there's a clear in N.Z. so it is local.

Pics attached.

http://i56.servimg.com/u/f56/18/84/76/73/img_5917.jpg

I'd be very grateful for info.

Many thanks in advance.
Dominic

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And here's the potter's mark.

Post  kittens69 on Sat 3 May - 19:01


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Re: Lovely bowl - would love to know who made it. This was made by Des Howard.

Post  Ev on Sat 3 May - 20:05

Hi there kittens69 Smile
That lovely marbled bowl was made by Des Howard.
His pottery studio was at Papakura, but his work was sold all over New Zealand.
Here is a link to a bowl that I have of his ....
http://www.newzealandpottery.net/t987-des-howard
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Thanks

Post  kittens69 on Sun 4 May - 12:08

Thanks so much for that; love the colour combo in your version. I'm looking forward to finding more of his works and getting to learn more on the site (great by the way) although the national appeal of Crown Lynn swans really does defy explanation! Each to their own though.

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Re: Lovely bowl - would love to know who made it. This was made by Des Howard.

Post  Jeremy Ashford on Sun 4 May - 13:25

Ev, this process appears to result in a product quite distinct from Te Rona and other agate ware.

You said the marbling is in the slip[s], but the bottoms of both examples appear to be plain.

Are there two distinct slips, plain (to the mould), then marbled (within the first slip), followed by the clear glaze?
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Post  Ev on Sun 4 May - 14:31

Good question Jeremy. Des only decorated the inside of bowls and plates with this technique, where the coloured slips were added and 'rolled' around until the required marble look was achieved. The outside is just the plain clay with a clear glaze over both inside and outside. I would cover the inside of the piece first with white slip to make sure there was an even cover, then add other colours and roll them together.
Every piece is unique as is the Te Rona ware and Des used some fantastic colour combinations full of drama and beauty.
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