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Post  Jeremy Ashford on Wed 18 Nov - 13:44

Ross Mitchell-Anyon Rmaa10
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Four Ross Mitchell-Anyon woodfired mugs.
[eds to say six now]
I have just bought three mugs by Ross Mitchell-Anyon from Hamish in Auckland and added a fourth from Rick Urban's shop in Warkworth. None of these pieces is marked for maker.
Ross Mitchell-Anyon Rma110

I have no idea of the dates of manufacture so the four mugs are presented here simply in order of height.
Ross Mitchell-Anyon Rma210
#1 7cm H x 7.6 OD top, seller's provenance
#2 4 7.5cm H x 8.5 OD top (approximate), from Ofhand&heart, seller's provenance
Ross Mitchell-Anyon Rma310
#3 9cm H x 9.5 OD top, seller's provenance
#4 10.3cm H x 8.1 OD top, seller's provenance

As I am relatively new to collecting handpotted work I have missed watching RM-A's work develop and have no idea of the chronology of these pieces. To me it looks a dramatic shift to the wares currently for sale in the galleries. Any help on dating these pieces would be greatly appreciated.

Rick Urban has one more mug (similar to #2 above) for sale. He told me he bought them from Ross about 10 years ago. This could perhaps have been in 2006 when Rick settled in NZ.

[12/3/16 On our recent trip to the shop Rick served Nicole a green tea from the remaining RM-A, while I drank mine from Rick's green Byron Temple mug!]

Jamie Young's Porcelain Rove blog shows quite a different type of work for sale in 2008: https://jamieyoung.wordpress.com
https://jamieyoung.wordpress.com/2008/08/18/inspiration/

I have not read anything further about Ross's health since early reports of his fall in April.

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Links and more RM-A
Auckland Museum collection mug (which from the notes say is part of a larger assemblage) https://www.pinterest.com/pin/429108670715503925/

The museum piece was my introduction to RM-A's work and I have been fascinated by it since I first encountered it, inclining me to pick up what I have taken to be similar scoraceous pieces as they turn up. When Marcus briefly showed me a RM-A cup, which I think from memory is also a shape match for #1, the similarity to the museum piece, did not register.

Rick Urban
http://ofhandandheart.jimdo.com/functional-pottery/ross-mitchell-anyon-nz/

http://www.pottersmarks.co.nz/2013/03/marks-ross-mitchell-anyon/

http://www.treeobjectspace.com/store/c16/Ross_Mitchell_Anyon.html

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Celebrating Ross exhibition: http://www.quartzmuseum.org.nz/in-the-news/celebratingross

More RM-A mugs: http://www.quartzmuseum.org.nz/in-the-news/celebratingross/Ross%20mugs.jpg?attredirects=0
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Post  Ev on Wed 18 Nov - 17:38

I don't have any of his work and would love to add him to my collection.
A shame that none of your pieces are stamped as we don't have his mark in the Gallery. Good On You Jeremy!
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Post  Jeremy Ashford on Mon 23 Nov - 11:07

While I was showing Marcus through my hand thrown mugs (on the iPad) in an attempt to find the names of the potters he suggested that this mug might be by RM-A. Although I didn't have a clue at the time, and had doubts later, I have since looked through the many and varied mug shapes, glazes, and handles in the photo of 48 or so mugs at the Celebrate Ross exhibition (linked above, and below), and I now also consider it a possibility.
RM-A mugs at Celebrate Ross: http://www.quartzmuseum.org.nz/in-the-news/celebratingross/Ross%20mugs.jpg?attredirects=0
Ross Mitchell-Anyon Rma10
7cm H x 9.5 OD at base, unmarked for maker

if not Ross, then who might this mug have been made by?

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19/12/15
Marcus got to see this one today (for real not photo), along with the other mugs, and is still happy with his opinion so I am too!

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12/3/16
number six
Ross Mitchell-Anyon Rmab10
quite tall: see banner at top of topic for relative sizes

Damaged but displays nicely and adds a new element to my RM-A collection.
Ross has applied the handle to a soft mug, using his stamp to support it on the inside:
Ross Mitchell-Anyon Rmac10
soft photo: I will try some different lighting situations later for a gallery pic

Bought on tm from St Johns Whanganui, thanks fi.

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19/1/17

The latest ...

A Wanganui seller recently put three RM-A mugs up on trademe while I was on holiday, two matching wood-fired, which I missed, and this one.

Marcus took the first wood-fired after I inadvertently bid him up, and the second topped my similar autobid by ten dollars.

I won this on my maximum autobid while enjoying dinner at a friend's bach.

So finally I have an RM-A mark that's clear enough to reproduce.

Ross Mitchell-Anyon Ross10
101mm H

Please note that I have not altered the colour on this image.

Recent Ross Mitchell-Anyon auctions:
http://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/Listing.aspx?id=1234035240
http://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/Listing.aspx?id=1234095719
http://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/Listing.aspx?id=1234641869
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Post  Jeremy Ashford on Wed 4 Oct - 16:26

Ross Mitchell-Anyon Image21
two tall mugs, unmarked

This pair is in daily use.
The beaker has just arrived and will stay on display for now.
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small beaker with incised mark, RMA
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Post  Ev on Mon 2 Jul - 7:26

Photos and info courtesy of the Ferret:

As this has an unusual mark, the Ferret contacted Ross's son for verification and he was told it was made at an earlier time.  When the teapot arrived it had a Dunbar Sloane catalogue from 2017 that included the teapot.  Note that the mark is of 3 legs running ....?

Ross Mitchell-Anyon Ross_m10

Ross Mitchell-Anyon Ross_m11

Ross Mitchell-Anyon Mitche10

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Post  Ev on Sun 31 Mar - 9:15

The Ferret has reached Whanganui and Rick Rudd identified this jar as made by Ross Mitchell-Anyon.
Photos courtesy of the Ferret:

Ross Mitchell-Anyon Ross_m13

Ross Mitchell-Anyon Ross_m14

Ross Mitchell-Anyon Ross_m15
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