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Margaret Bell

Post  Ev on Mon 14 Jun - 16:26

Margaret Bell has been potting for many years.
Several years ago we exchanged pots.
I got this fabulous vase that has been used over and over again.
It is from her stoneware days and I love the breaking blue glaze.
In return I gave Margaret a Japanese lantern that she admired.
Margaret was one of the Editorial Team for the Marks of New Zealand Potters book.



Margaret has used several marks over the years.
This mark is on the large vase ..


and this mark is on a more recent piece that I have ..
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Is this a Margaret Bell pot?

Post  Cat-a-lat on Tue 25 Jun - 9:15

Dinky little pot with an impressed bell on the base, different from the one in the gallery, but I thought it could be one of hers.



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Re: Margaret Bell

Post  Ev on Tue 25 Jun - 10:00

I will check in the marks book when I get home if its not there I will ask her tomorrow
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Post  Cat-a-lat on Tue 25 Jun - 10:52

Thanks Ev!
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Re: Margaret Bell

Post  Ev on Tue 25 Jun - 18:39

Not in the book...... so wait til tomorrow Smile
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Re: Margaret Bell

Post  Cat-a-lat on Tue 25 Jun - 19:24

Oh, the suspense!
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Re: Margaret Bell

Post  Ev on Wed 26 Jun - 10:16

yes it is her mark and she doesn't have a photo of it
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Post  Cat-a-lat on Wed 26 Jun - 12:03

Cool! She's welcome to my pic if she wants it. Thanks Ev.
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Re: Margaret Bell

Post  Cat-a-lat on Mon 8 Jul - 19:42

Don't forget to put this mark in the gallery too! study   Wink Smile
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Re: Margaret Bell

Post  Jeremy Ashford on Sat 1 Apr - 16:31

Margaret Bell mug


One of four at Orewa Red Cross: I chose my favourite.
The quality of the marks varied and it took a little time to get my head around the mark. Once I saw it was a bell I knew who it would be. Another pleasant surprise.

A quick look in this topic showed me similar work.

Ev, could you please confirm that this us Margaret's work.

While I was searching images of Margaret's pottery I was drawn to images of the work of the prehistoric Bell Beaker culture of 2900 to 1800 BC:
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beaker_culture

The shape of this mug is very similar to the "inverted bell" beakers.
Is this a coincidence or the wit of the potter?
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Re: Margaret Bell

Post  Ev on Sat 1 Apr - 18:47

Surely a coincidence as all of the mugs have this non-descript shape look. 
I find it easy to identify her work, though I don't see her any more I did see her for about 40 years and one cannot forget what they saw.
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