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Post  Jeremy Ashford Mon 10 Mar - 13:30

Since discovering what "Basalt" glaze is from looking at Crown Lynn Luke Adams pieces I have seen quite a few hand potted pieces in the op- and second-hand shops in [a glaze that looks like] Basalt.

Today at Rainbows Relics I say a tall bottle  with a simple "W" mark on the side at the bottom. Only W mark I can see is Al Wheldale.

While there I also saw a salt and pepper set, pinched sides with a mark on the base that at first I thought was W then thought may be a wolf's head. Looking at the gallery I see something similar in shape but it is a "double bird" mark.

Does any of this ring bells?

Sorry no photos of these. I'll sort that tomorrow.


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Post  Ev Mon 10 Mar - 13:46

Edwin and Joyce Fox used this mark -
http://newzealandpottery.forumotion.net/gallery/New-Zealand-Potters-Marks/EFGH/Fox-Joyce-pic_2579.htm

If you see a Basalt looking glaze on Studio Pottery Stoneware, that is high fired it most probably will be the Japanese Glaze Tenmoku which was extremely popular at one time as it fired across the stoneware temperatures and was a fail safe glaze as it didn't run etc. This glaze gave the studio pottery from back then the 'brown pottery' name.

The Basalt that you are familiar with is used on the lower fired castware clay.
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Post  Jeremy Ashford Mon 10 Mar - 14:08

Thanks Ev.

Yes I think that is the mark. I looked for wolf but not fox. I'll pass the word on.

The body in these pieces is very coarse and granular: is that what you would expect?

If Tenmoku was a traditional Japanese glaze then I suppose Luke Adams Basalt would have been an attempt to imitate the high fire glaze. They really look the same.
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