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Post  Ev on Wed 15 Feb - 16:30

Stewart Pottery was situated in Henderson. Manufactures of Kitchenware and Souvenir Pottery. The Managing Director was Stewart Salisbury.
As Salisbury is not a common name, I suspect that there is a connection to Owen Salisbury to whom Crown Lynn had a long business relationship with ....?
Research shows that they operated from around 1984 to 1997.
Can someone confirm this please? Would love to see some of their work on the site.
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Post  Ev on Mon 27 Feb - 19:21

Stewart Pottery used a distinctive transfer on their wares, which was mostly earthenware/unglazed.
The other day I saw a highly glazed earthenware cannister with the same transfer, but it said Kermiko Potteries ...?
It was too expensive I thought, but I will be looking out for more of this ware, as there seems to be a strong connection to Stewart Pottery!
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Post  Thelma on Tue 28 Feb - 0:09

scratch hmmm, pretty sure I have some bits somewhere... but where? Will look out for them in my travels around the storage stuff.
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Post  Ev on Thu 29 Mar - 14:29

Got this Nutmeg spice jar just for the site.

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Post  Ev on Mon 19 Nov - 16:29

I wonder if ppzaz2 could tell us about the Stewart and Kermiko connection.
Both of these potteries made wares of good quality.
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Post  ppzaz2 on Mon 19 Nov - 20:29

Hi your spice jar original came in a set of 8 in a wooden rack
Here is a picture of the complete set, Cheers Stewart


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Post  Ev on Thu 22 Nov - 12:22

Stewart, can you tell us what timespan Stewart Pottery operated please?
I could only get an idea from old phone books, as there were several missing.
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Post  ppzaz2 on Thu 22 Nov - 13:08

Hi
Stewart Pottery operated from 1980 and I sold in 1989 Im not sure how long it kept trading after that as i moved to Australia. Cheers Stewart

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Post  TonyK on Thu 22 Nov - 13:57

The New Zealand Companies Register has Stewart Pottery Limited registered from 13 Oct 1980 to 06 Dec 1990. I couldn't see any indication that it changed its name or continued after this date.
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Post  Cat-a-lat on Thu 22 Nov - 15:34

Ev wrote:I wonder if ppzaz2 could tell us about the Stewart and Kermiko connection.
Both of these potteries made wares of good quality.

I saw some kermiko 'settlers' range in town today, mugs with a coffee pot I think it was. really must get a phone with a camera on, so I can snap photos of interesting things without having to buy them!
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Post  ppzaz2 on Thu 22 Nov - 18:54

Hi Kermiko Potteries was set up by Barry Sluiters and I think he sold it to Norm Parker, but im not sure, you could ask Norm. (Gidday Norm).
Barry came from Smith & Smith pottery supply department and was a good hand thrower but chose to manucature in slip cast.
Incidentally the reason there was so many potteries in Henderson Valley was because it was a new council that allowed potteries. The older councils had by laws banning potteries, due the the image of large chimneys associated with kilns. Crown Lynn had a big chimney, even though it wasnt used, also see photos of Limeburner Bay.
I did a lot of exporation of the old site at Limeburners before they bulldozed it during the late 1980s.

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Post  ppzaz2 on Thu 22 Nov - 19:51

Actually i think I am wrong about Kermiko selling to Norm.

The first Pottery in the Henderson Valley was Peter Beach Pottery,
Peter was a great guy but suffered from bad health. He made a lovely range of bright red/orange glazed ware. It was extremely popular. He would get bus loads visiting his shop.

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Post  Jonno on Sat 24 Nov - 16:59

Couple of pieces that I have had for quite some time, no marks of any sort on the little dish but seem to be from the same pottery. These pieces are glazed on a cream body rather than the terracotta that has been mainly featured on this thread.Did have another piece marked 'Riverhead Berry Farm'. Stewart Pottery Ltd Img_2513Stewart Pottery Ltd Img_2514Stewart Pottery Ltd 2012-110
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Post  ppzaz2 on Sat 24 Nov - 23:44

Hi Johno Thoes pieces were not made when i owned the pottery, they would have been made much later, We did make the colonial range in white glaze as well Cheers Stewart

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Post  Jonno on Sun 25 Nov - 8:10

Thanks for that Stewart, so these pieces may have among the last to be made by this pottery as Tony confirms that they were de-registered not long after you sold.
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Post  ppzaz2 on Sun 25 Nov - 11:49

The reason Stewart Pottery was delisted was that he new owner didnt want my company, as he already had his own, and that company bought the assets and used Stewart Pottery as a trade name only. It did continue with at least 2 diferent owners for a few years, I think the first owner sold because the first thing he did was put all the prices up and lost market share just as imports were growing. Cheers Stewart

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Post  ppzaz2 on Sun 25 Nov - 11:51

I am away camping at Rainbow Beach at present but i will put more pictures up on my return to home next week

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Post  Barry.Sluiters on Mon 28 Jan - 19:38

ppzaz2 wrote:Hi Kermiko Potteries was set up by Barry Sluiters and I think he sold it to Norm Parker, but im not sure, you could ask Norm. (Gidday Norm).
Barry came from Smith & Smith pottery supply department and was a good hand thrower but chose to manucature in slip cast.
Incidentally the reason there was so many potteries in Henderson Valley was because it was a new council that allowed potteries. The older councils had by laws banning potteries, due the the image of large chimneys associated with kilns. Crown Lynn had a big chimney, even though it wasnt used, also see photos of Limeburner Bay.
I did a lot of exporation of the old site at Limeburners before they bulldozed it during the late 1980s.

Kermiko was not bought by Norm Parker, we sold it to Burke Steel who ran it for some time and then sold it to a couple who's names I do not recall. Cheers Barry Smile

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Post  ppzaz2 on Mon 28 Jan - 19:48

H Barry, Nice to see you online here. I hope you are going to put some pictures up of your pottery, if you need help please contact Ev, Ev know how it all works. Cheers Stewart

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Post  Tom Bradford on Sat 9 Feb - 17:51

Hi guys.

Google brought me here.

My wife has a Drinking Mug from the Stewart Potteries Original Earthenware Colonial Range in which she had been having her morning breakfast milky coffee every day for the last 15+ years.

Unfortunately it was dropped a few days ago and now has a hairline crack vertically from top to bottom. The crack is only just visible but unfortunately the vessel now leaks hot coffee.

As my wife loves this mug for its size, texture, heat-retaining qualities and general appearance she's a little upset at this. So your expert guidance would be appreciated.

1) Is it possible/safe to repair the mug for continued use?
2) If so how? Can I do it myself or is it an expert job? Will send it anywhere in NZ.
3) If it's a gonner is it possible to replace it with something very similar? Probably on-line. She hasn't been able to find a suitable replacement our local town, Blenheim. Any offers or suggestions appreciated.

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Post  Ev on Sat 9 Feb - 21:03

Hi Tom,
Would this look like your wife's mug?
http://newzealandpottery.forumotion.net/t3115-a-stewart-potteries-cadbury-mug
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Post  ppzaz2 on Sun 10 Feb - 0:47

Hi Tom

My daughter was in New Zealand recently and purchased a few items from Debbie in Whangarei, she has a large collections of Stewart Pottery. You could contact here and she might sell you a mug. Debbies email is hill.bilynan@gmail.com

Unfortunately once a mug is cracked is their not much that can be done to repair it and it will become a health hazard if you continue to use it. Best regards Stewart

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Post  Tom Bradford on Sun 10 Feb - 10:08

Ev wrote:Hi Tom,
Would this look like your wife's mug?
http://newzealandpottery.forumotion.net/t3115-a-stewart-potteries-cadbury-mug

Hi.

No. Three three main identifiers are:

The Original Earthenware Colonial Range
Kitchen and Pantry Vessels
Drinking Mug

I have a pic of it - and of the crack - but don't know how to post images here.

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Post  Tom Bradford on Sun 10 Feb - 10:14

ppzaz2 wrote:
Unfortunately once a mug is cracked is their not much that can be done to repair it and it will become a health hazard if you continue to use it. Best regards Stewart

Thanks. I was afraid of that.

I'll contact Debbie.


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Post  mumof1 on Thu 20 Jun - 8:50

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Do you think this was made by Stewart Pottery? It looks very similar, and has the same wording in the base of the oval. sunny
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