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Post  mumof1 Mon 23 Sep - 13:04

Ross Richards of Thackwood Pottery. Dsc07710
Neat bowl with a pattern around the outside, black swirl inside, and reddish/brown shiny glaze
Ross Richards of Thackwood Pottery. Dsc07711
The mark is like a bow, and Kelly Blackburn was the only one I could find that was close


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Post  Ev Mon 23 Sep - 13:40

Gosh that is too hard for me to tell if it's Kelly's mark or not scratch
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Post  Cat-a-lat Tue 24 Feb - 21:25

Check out this auction:
http://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/Listing.aspx?id=851155027

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Post  mumof1 Tue 24 Feb - 21:45

Fantastic Cat! I do believe you have solved the mystery! I found some very interesting info on Ross too -
http://www.stuff.co.nz/nelson-mail/lifestyle-entertainment/arts/10434210/Potters-character-reflected-in-his-work
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Post  Ev Wed 25 Feb - 7:33

Thank you so much Cat as now that mark makes sense to me. Great work!!!!
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Post  Cat-a-lat Wed 25 Feb - 7:40

No problem, I was just looking at pottery listings and thought I'd seen that mark before. Smile
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Post  Ev Sun 26 Apr - 11:07

Gosh this little bowl is just super!!
It didn't take me long to find out who the Richards on the base belonged to!
Ross Richards from Nelson, so another mark of his to add to the Gallery Smile

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Post  Jeremy Ashford Tue 27 Oct - 11:50

Ross Richards earthenware mug.
Ross Richards of Thackwood Pottery. Rr10
106mm H x 91 OD top

Opshop buy.
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Post  mumof1 Wed 25 Nov - 11:01

Ross Richards of Thackwood Pottery. Dsc08916
Just had to have this, whatever it is. Gloriously glazed
Ross Richards of Thackwood Pottery. Dsc08917
It has the bow mark again too. It's kind of a pot-bellied mug, but quite large.
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Post  mumof1 Fri 27 Nov - 7:30

You know this bow niggles me, as it only has 2 lines going downward, and the mark in the book has three, being the centre of the 2 R's.
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Post  Ev Fri 27 Nov - 7:33

You can see his mark drawn in this listing ...

http://www.trademe.co.nz/pottery-glass/porcelain-pottery/other-nz-manufacturers/auction-988512539.htm
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Post  mumof1 Fri 27 Nov - 7:48

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Ross Richards of Thackwood Pottery. Ross_r11
That's what made me think, the bow only has 2 legs not 3 like the mark
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Post  R L Pike Sun 29 Nov - 0:10

Hi ... what a gorgeous, typical-Ross-Richards'-shape pot ... round, dumpy, "judder" pattern at the base, small, finger-hole ring at the top, lovely rounded rim.. lovely glaze .. R R personified!! Back-to-back R's for the signature. Jealous that you found this one!!

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Post  mumof1 Sun 29 Nov - 9:30

Thanks for the confirmation Linda!
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Post  R L Pike Sun 29 Nov - 11:33

Hi .. A friend of mine gave me one of Ross R's most recent pieces for my 70th .. it's beautiful .. shallow dish on a pedestal. Sad to think there won't be any more of his work.......

A long time ago, when we were discussing June Reay's work, you asked me for some photos of her pots.......... do you still want them? I can email them to your home but don't trust myself to wade through the rigmarole to post them on the potter's forum! I have quite a collection and would be happy to do some "group" shots.. Hope the email address I have for you is current ... something to do with a plumber?? Cheers....

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Post  mumof1 Sun 29 Nov - 11:38

Yes, still same e-mail, and if you don't mind, I will share some with the forum here. Thanks so much for the offer!
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Post  R L Pike Sun 29 Nov - 19:36

Good O. Will try to do it in the next few days. Cheers Very Happy

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Post  Ev Sun 10 Jan - 10:57

I didn't realise that Ross had passed away last year until today ....

http://www.stuff.co.nz/nelson-mail/lifestyle-entertainment/arts/10434210/Potters-character-reflected-in-his-work
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Post  mumof1 Fri 22 Jan - 15:14

That is sad, another one gone to potter's heaven! I think I was quite lucky to have found this now...
Ross Richards of Thackwood Pottery. Dsc09413
Fabulous teapot - the lid looks like it doesn't match, but the collar and handle tonings re the same colour
Ross Richards of Thackwood Pottery. Dsc09414
Full signature too - RIP Ross
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Post  Jeremy Ashford Sun 29 May - 15:00

Moksha has asked me to post his photos with some questions.

The NZ Potters site has a three-legged double-R mark for Ross Richards as shown above in a previous post. This varies from the two-legged double-R scissor or bow mark that has appeared here. This discrepancy has already given cause for comment.

Moksha's pot has a three-legged mark as seen on the NZ Potters site.

Can anyone tell us if Ross did use a three-legged mark?
Is this pot Ross Richards' work?
Ross Richards of Thackwood Pottery. Rossr110
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Post  Ev Sun 4 Aug - 15:52

Photos courtesy of the Ferret.
This is stunning and has his mark that has three legs.

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Post  Ev Thu 11 Mar - 14:40

mumof1 wrote:Ross Richards of Thackwood Pottery. Dsc08925
Ross Richards of Thackwood Pottery. Ross_r11
That's what made me think, the bow only has 2 legs not 3 like the mark

There is doubt that this mark is that of Ross Richards after it was posted on Facebook NZ Studio Pottery, so I will take it out of the Potter's Marks Gallery until proven otherwise.
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Post  R L Pike Thu 11 Mar - 16:05

Hi .. given that Ross's signature is hand-marked, I would say, from my own experience, that this "lack of third leg" is just one of those things that happen when making a mark on the base of a pot. Everything about mumof1's pot says 'RR" and would confirm that his mark, as has been discussed and photographed earlier, would clearly have 3 "legs".

With the red/copper-glazed bottle that I saw [on another pottery site?] there is nothing about it which says that Ross was the maker. I have two lovely pieces which, although not marked, are definitely his work. My apologies if this isn't the correct forum - search as I may, I couldn't find the red bottle!! Cheers

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