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Post  Jeremy Ashford on Thu 31 Mar - 15:13

Red Barn Pottery cast and thrown colour variations

I bought these mugs on tm from a Masterton seller a few weeks ago for a buck the pair. I was a bit disappointed when they arrived as I was expecting handpotted and found them to be slipcast. I thought then that they must have been Asian. Now I see from the decoration that they appear to be Red Barn Pottery, that it is (was!) local, and that people like it. I'm a bit happier about them now. I have found no indication of maker on them beyond the pattern.

10.7cm H x 9.2 OD top, flat bottom, cast, high fire stoneware or porcelain

The mould line is visible on the base, as seen in the photo, and on the body; inside there is hollowing at the handles.

Despite these being slipcast I have posted in studio potters based on people's thoughts about their other work: commercial potteries just didn't seem right.

Red Barn Pottery here ...
http://www.newzealandpottery.net/t3419-had-a-good-weekend-collecting-but-now-need-some-help-plus-red-barn-kerikeri

... and on trademe
http://www.trademe.co.nz/pottery-glass/porcelain-pottery/other-nz-manufacturers/auction-1058006389.htm
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Post  Ev on Wed 25 May - 16:32

This bowl is stunning and was wheel thrown.
It has been fired on the high side as the white clay is more grey than white.
It is solid and has been well made and beautifully decorated.

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Post  Jeremy Ashford on Wed 25 May - 18:03

i've been seeing a bit of this lately, some on tm, including some different colours.

This tall slipcast vase has been in the Hospice shop for a week or two.


about 400mm H, marked with sticker (not shown)
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Post  Ev on Wed 25 May - 18:33

I notice that both of your posts Jeremy have a lot of white in the decoration.
Also there are brown and red in the decoration, whereas the bowl I have is more in line with what I am familiar with when it comes to Red Barn with more red pattern detail and no brown, but instead there is orange.
It's as if two different people were decorating. Or .... the slipcast ware was another direction.
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Post  Jeremy Ashford on Wed 25 May - 20:55

We may need to know more of the history of the pottery to know how that came about Ev.

I think they are supposed to be the same colours but on these slipcast pieces the brown comes out darker and the orange paler.

I certainly prefer the colours on your piece as there is a more natural gradation.
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Post  Jeremy Ashford on Thu 26 May - 18:06

This one on trademe is way different in colour but same pattern:

http://www.trademe.co.nz/pottery-glass/porcelain-pottery/other-nz-manufacturers/auction-1090648519.htm
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Post  Ev on Thu 26 May - 18:09

Obviously hand thrown, but can you see a mark Jeremy?
The colours are way different and it may pay to keep track for reference.
Would love someone who knows to fill us in .....
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Post  Jeremy Ashford on Thu 26 May - 18:21

I just asked Karen if I could use the photo. I like the autumn colours variant.

The piece at Hospice has a sticker on it and I will attempt to remember to photograph it tomorrow. As the Hospice one is cast it appears to have no other mark. I haven't seen a thrown one yet so I can't say if they had an impressed potters mark.

Later ...

Seller say "No"!


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Post  Jeremy Ashford on Fri 27 May - 13:20

from the tall vase:

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Red Barn blue vase

Post  Jeremy Ashford on Wed 20 Jul - 9:53

Red Barn vase.
Typical Red Barn decoration striking in blue glaze.

This vase at the Whangarei Sallies is not marked for maker but I did see a spot where it looks as though a sticker has been removed. I recognise this pattern as Red Barn easily enough now that no ID is required.

The base suggests hand thrown. As the opening is so small I cannot see inside for further useful information but I did feel finger marks.

Red Barn hand thrown stoneware vase, about 8 inches high, unmarked for maker
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Beautiful!

Post  R L Pike on Wed 20 Jul - 16:32

What a fabulous find .. a really gorgeous bottle. Fingerlines visible in photo through the glaze, round the belly of the bottle.

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Post  Jeremy Ashford on Fri 24 Mar - 16:29

I saw a really nice handpotted Red Barn bowl at Sallies today, then another ...

my photo does not do these justice

I'm not in the market for bowls though so I thought I had escaped from the store without spending until I spotted this ...


I like the pattern. Right photo gives a better impression of colour.
Unfortunately this, like the two at the head of the topic, is castware not thrown.
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