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Post  mumof1 Wed 8 Jan - 15:50

Shed 34 - is by Lex Benson-Cooper Dsc09311
I came across this cup and saucer while op-shopping in Wellington, too expensive for me now, but I wondered who made it, as Le Shed is all I could think of. Any ideas?
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Post  Maryr Mon 1 Dec - 20:28

This is another Shed 34 item. A VERY nice, very well made kitchen jar that has the honour of living on my bench! 14 cm high. The lid fits neatly, everything about it screams class and quality. Who were they?

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Post  Kat & Co. Tue 2 Dec - 9:56

It is similar in style to Gill Duncan, I have wondered if they are connected.. cat
http://www.nzpotters.com/PottersMarks/PottersMark_Image.cfm?potterID=146
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Post  Jeremy Ashford Mon 14 Nov - 18:37

Shed 34 mug with cityscape deco

I bought this one from the same seller as my Penny-Madden/Mike-Richardson mug. The city scenes appealed to me and frankly I did not fancy my chances of seeing another Shed 34 mug.
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similar deco to Val's jar, previous post

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different mark from Anne's duo

The potter's mark varies from the one in the gallery in that it lacks the diagonal mark that gives the other some similarity to that of Gill Duncan, and "New Zealand" is spelled out.

I was expecting a handpotted piece but apart from a lack of telltale hollowing inside at the handle connecting points (and no obvious mould lines or signs of fettling) it appears to be slipcast stoneware. It is similar to other slipped mugs but I cannot recall seeing a match for the shape elsewhere.

I have not identified who "Shed 34" is but one of the events in or coinciding with the current Auckland ceramics festival gives us a good clue. The web page for the "Open Studio Waitakere" 2016 tour http://www.openstudioswaitakere.co.nz/shed-34-artists/ refers to "Shed 34 Artists", who will convene at Jim Ellis' studio in Shaw Road Oratia on the 19th and 20th. If the Shed 34 pottery is not Jim's work then he is sure to be able to point us in the right direction.
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Post  Ev Tue 15 Nov - 7:54

I keep getting a niggly feeling that Shed 34 could be related to the Corban's Arts Centre, but can't find any reference on the net though.  Artists have used the sheds there to produce work for many years, including Peter Lange.
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Post  Jeremy Ashford Tue 15 Nov - 9:04

In the course of my googling I also found a reference to Shed 37.

Also:

I made a montage of the two marks from which I see that, although they have the differences I mentioned above, the handwriting indicates that they were made by the same person.
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Post  Hannele Mon 11 Jun - 17:13

A cute little coffeecup:
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Shed 34 - is by Lex Benson-Cooper Dsc03712
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Post  Hannele Mon 23 Jul - 13:21

http://www.openstudioswaitakere.co.nz/shed-34-artists-map-no-31/

And I quote: Artists include: Fiona Henderson, Carissa Hine, Marie McNeil, Roy Wangford, Vince Mariposa, Rachel Parker, Tracey Singer and Jim Ellis.
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Post  mumof1 Wed 13 Mar - 8:05

A listing on Trade Me at the moment has a platter "This amazing pottery piece is by Lex Benson-Cooper, a well-known New Zealander Postwar & Contemporary artist. This piece was made at shed 34." They are asking $120 for it!

https://www.trademe.co.nz/a/marketplace/pottery-glass/porcelain-pottery/other-nz-manufacturers/listing/4607027148?bof=uMraiMgA
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Post  Ev Wed 13 Mar - 12:58

Fantastic stuff Anne !!!!

Same writing, same potter and that is Lex Benson-Cooper cheers

We have a topic for him ...
https://www.newzealandpottery.net/t7361-lex-benson-cooper-male-and-female-torso-decorated-cups#29213
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