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This baby reminded me of the Beach little Steenstra lidded pots.

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This baby reminded me of the Beach little Steenstra lidded pots.

Post  Ev on Wed 1 Jul - 17:35

As soon as I set eyes on this lovely little pot it said "Steenstra" to me.

The shape, the domed lid, the darling little knob and the decoration which has the same pattern as his Beach bowl that Sharon has.  There is no footring and no koru under the knob and I think that Val has one made by Dan and would like her to share if hers has a koru and a footring. It is 8cm high without the lid.







Thoughts please pottery collectors Smile


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Post  Maryr on Thu 2 Jul - 8:07

What a lovely thing this is Ev.
My orange jar that was identified as Steenstra has the same shaped base and no foot ring. It does have the wee koru under the lid. This could be by Beach, Parker or the other person who is prob Peter Lowry. It is eithe Steenstra (most likely at my semi educated guess) or someone who was taught by him. You could email the pic to Sharon, she might recognize it.
Is it in a Beech-type clay?
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Post  Ev on Thu 2 Jul - 8:15

The clay is white, though a bit grubby on the bottom and it has a clear glaze over it. Yes I strongly agree that it was made by someone from Beach as the lid gallery has been glazed, which is a trait from that pottery.
I will let Sharon take a look.
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Post  Ev on Thu 2 Jul - 16:41

Sharon has kindly replied to say that yes this looks like a Danny Steenstra pot, but the white clay and the clear glaze don't really say Beach Artware.

So another mystery to add to my ever burgeoning list Smile
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Post  Maryr on Thu 2 Jul - 17:52

I wonder if Dan worked at home at all.
Has anyone told us where he went after Beach/kiln craft. My brain has become addled. We are getting my daughters house ready to sell. Too much to do and not enough time at my computer!
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Post  Ev on Thu 2 Jul - 17:54

Stewart Salisbury said that after Peter Beach passed away Dan worked for him, but his heart wasn't in slip casting pottery so he didn't stay that long. After that we have lost track of him sadly.
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Post  haselnuss on Thu 27 Aug - 13:55

EV, have a look at this older topic. It has three white vases that Dan made for Tom Clark.
They look very much like your white one above.

http://www.newzealandpottery.net/t3686-design-encounter-valerie-monk-at-the-city-art-gallery
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Post  Ev on Thu 27 Aug - 16:16

I'm so sure that my little lidded jar has been made by Daniel Steenstra and yes it does look similar to those three pieces, but this one has been made with pure white clay and not brick clay like those three. I will find the answers one day .....
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Post  Ev on Mon 23 Nov - 17:27

Ok I found another teeny weeny little pot the same shape as the white one above, but without the decoration.  It is in the so called Peter Lowry green glaze and is a sweetheart.

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Post  Kat & Co. on Mon 9 May - 14:10

Another 8cm babe in white .. Cool


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Post  Ev on Mon 9 May - 14:12

YAY !! Dan's work stands out distinctively to me now.
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Post  Kat & Co. on Mon 9 May - 14:22

Makes me wonder what else was made in white glaze.. Cool
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Post  Maryr on Wed 25 May - 13:04

Kat's little white pot has come my way.... Thank you Kat. The other day we noticed that this pot has a much "harder" sound than the other Beach and Lowrie ware around. Indicating a higher firing temperature. Same potter but a different maker?
The Steenstra family told me he did work in Christchurch for a few months but it didn't work out.
Ev, give your white pot a rattle and tell me what you think.
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Post  Ev on Thu 26 May - 11:25

I agree that it is made by Steenstra, but the white clay has been fired higher than the Beach and Lowrie ware. Just to confirm that this is white clay with a clear glaze and it comes out very white.
I checked to see if it was made out of porcelain clay, but I'm sure that it isn't.
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Post  Kat & Co. on Fri 23 Feb - 20:22

10cmh finely potted..this ones just lovely too cat the lid looks wonky but thats just my bad set up. If it wasn't for the unglazed base with no footrim I would think these are CL handpotted in white glaze...Hhhmm is that possible? that Dan was making these white ones before he moved to Beach Artware?..thinking about Val's little pink steenstra jug too as another handpotted shape he continued making at Beach after leaving CL..Hhmm

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