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Post  Jeremy Ashford on Thu 6 Nov - 10:58

Seems so obvious.
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Post  Maryr on Thu 6 Nov - 10:59

Now there's a thought! Steve Fullmer did describe to me how Daniel made salt pigs.
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Post  Ev on Thu 6 Nov - 12:29

Maryr wrote:Now there's a thought! †Steve Fullmer did describe to me how Daniel made salt pigs.
Any chance of sharing what he said Val?

Also could the P on the base represent Paul Hemara?

Barry Sluiters had his factory beside Beach Artware, is there any chance that you could email those pics that you just posted in the "Thoughts" thread to him for confirmation?
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Post  Maryr on Thu 6 Nov - 12:39

I have edited this post to paste some of the things Steve Fullmer told me about working with Daniel Steenstra at Beach Artware. I have sent my notes back to Steve for him to check, so there may be some things here that Steve will change slightly.

Here is what Steve Fullmer said about Daniel Steenstra's precision.
Dan was a very precise potter. I have to use calipers to make sure my lid will fit, Dan didnít. Every ten pots or so, he would check with the calipers to see that his lids were consistent, but when he gripped a ball of clay he would know that that amount of clay would flatten out to a lid of (eg) 4 inches. It was amazing for me to see, we (potters in the United States) were trained by (eg) professors of ceramics, in very slow techniques.

And here is what he said about Dan making salt pigs.
For a salt pig, Daniel did a very wide knob. Dan had a rhythm. He made (eg) 100 salt pigs a day, then he had to make 100 rings to go on the side of the salt pigs, and stick them on the still-wet clay.Then later, he would make a hole in each salt pig where the ring was applied.

And here about the koru swirl on the inside of the jar lids.
He developed a system to prevent s-cracks. If you drag a pointed sharpened tool over the underneath of the lid where the knob is, it makes a koru shape. This prevented s-cracks. I learned this technique from Dan. If the clay in the centre of the underneath of the lid (below the knob) is not pressed down hard enough, the clay particles arenít lined up right, and you get an ugly s-crack. If you stick a tool in there and press down, this helps the clay to understand what itís supposed to do (and itís less likely to crack). Punters donít like ugly s-cracks, they wonít buy. The cracks are never going to move again, but people donít like them. S-cracks are also found under the base of the pot, again if the clay is not pressed down firmly enough.





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Post  Maryr on Fri 7 Nov - 10:43

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Post  Ev on Sat 8 Nov - 15:03

I'd like to do a montage of all of the shapes in this thread to finish off this thread for easy viewing. Just not sure when atm, as things are a bit busy atm.
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Post  Maryr on Sun 9 Nov - 9:08

As suggested by Ev, this is a montage of all the relevant pics posted on this "Beach Artware hand potted" topic. I have not included all the pics - only those which I am confident are from the same stable - most likely Beach hand potted. †The pics are not in the same order as they appear †in this topic, so if you want info on any particular item you will need to scroll through the pages.

EDIT 26 June 2015. Eva and Sharon Beach have told me that the shiny brown and green pots which previously appeared on this montage were probably made by Peter Lowry. †Consequently I have removed them. † We are confident that the pots below are Beach.



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Post  Ev on Thu 18 Jun - 8:43

Wow!!! I hadn't seen that montage before Val and it is exceptionally impressive !!!

Thank you !!!
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Post  Maryr on Thu 18 Jun - 9:55

Except that now it appears that the shiny green and brown might not be Beach - Peter Lowry??? We will find out more this weekend hopefully.
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Post  Ev on Mon 22 Jun - 17:07

mike67 wrote:
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Just asking if this is the Basalt glaze?
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Post  Ev on Mon 22 Jun - 17:13

Ev wrote:


This vase is not Beach and is probably Peter Lowry pottery.
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Post  haselnuss on Tue 25 Aug - 10:59

Hubby took these pictures months ago when we were still wondering about Dan Steenstra signing his pots with DS. I found them again today and thought that I might as well post them.

The orange pot is signed DS.





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Post  Maryr on Tue 25 Aug - 11:08

Gorgeous! I do love those banded lidded jars. The orange jar in the centre is certainly Beach, great to find a DS. The others were made elsewhere, most likely Crown Lynn (but unconfirmed as yet I believe.)
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Post  haselnuss on Tue 25 Aug - 11:12

The others are made by Steenstra too.
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