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Post  Ev Mon 14 Mar - 10:36

Photos courtesy of the Ferret :

The closest the Ferret could get was Sally Connelly, but I don't agree.
What are your thoughts?

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Post  JanPots Mon 14 Mar - 12:46

I don't know what her pottery looks like to be able to say one way or the other.
For a few months I've been collecting information about backstamps and photos of pottery.
This is what I have in my files.
The attached
Top is from a photo of a page from a book that I found on Google.
Bottom is from the " marks of new zealand potters handbook."
To me they are not even alike !!
But The ferrets S is even in width whereas the Connolly tapers down in width
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Post  Ev Mon 14 Mar - 12:56

This is what her work looks like and she potted in Christchurch :0

https://otagomuseum.nz/collections/search-the-collection/F84.140

We have a pot and mark credited to her on this site and it's a different S again :O

Pottery marks are a law unto themselves and were made just to confuse us!
I took the advice of a sage after potting for about 25 years to write my name on my pottery like Olive Jones and Briar Gardner and I'm so pleased I did that now.
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Post  JanPots Mon 14 Mar - 12:59

They are confusing haha especially the ink versions as you don't know whether they are indented in the clay or not.
I agree with the wise old sage.. just write your name on it Razz
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Post  Ferret Mon 14 Mar - 16:31

Thanks for the input. The marks on the teapots are in-pressed. It's hard to make decisions on marks when almost the only ones to go by are drawings. An example is Rick Rudd's mark he sent for the NZ potters book - they went over it with a heavy pen. Rick gave me his mark on a piece of paper and Ev added it to the site.

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