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Post  angela156 Sat 25 Jul - 18:30

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Post  Ev Sun 26 Jul - 10:57

I've never seen this mark before Cam.
I will check out my Len Castle books just in case though.
There are several NZ potters with the initials LC.
The NZ Potters marks book doesn't include this one.
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Post  angela156 Sun 26 Jul - 16:57

Ev wrote:I've never seen this mark before Cam.
I will check out my Len Castle books just in case though.
There are several NZ potters with the initials LC.
The NZ Potters marks book doesn't include this one.

Who else used this marking? Might still have the possibility of being his ? Thanx Very Happy
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Post  Ev Sun 26 Jul - 17:27

Nearly all of Len Castle's marks have a square surround.
I would say that I'm 99.9% sure that this isn't his mark.
His marks were as meticulously made as was his pottery.
Here are a few other potters that use LC as their marks...
Lila Coker .... but it's not her mark
Leslie Close..... not their mark either
Bruce Lissant-Clayton..... it's not his
and Clifford Smith has what looks like an LC mark
and there are others.
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Post  angela156 Sun 26 Jul - 17:52

Ev wrote:Nearly all of Len Castle's marks have a square surround.
I would say that I'm 99.9% sure that this isn't his mark.
His marks were as meticulously made as was his pottery.
Here are a few other potters that use LC as their marks...
Lila Coker .... but it's not her mark
Leslie Close..... not their mark either
Bruce Lissant-Clayton..... it's not his
and Clifford Smith has what looks like an LC mark
and there are others.

WOW! What is the name of this book you use and the author please? Very Happy Thanx, Cam Very Happy
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Post  Ev Mon 27 Jul - 18:15

The book I refer to is called "Marks of New Zealand Potters"
It was published by NZ Potters Inc in 2007 and is available on trademe.
It doesn't have all of the marks of NZ potters but is a good research tool.
It would have been better if the marks were photographed instead of having drawings of them.
I have been interested in potters marks for many years but still have a lot to learn lolz.
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Post  Ev Tue 28 Jul - 11:06

I will move this thread into the Mystery Marks section after Cam has read the last comment.
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Post  angela156 Tue 28 Jul - 16:46

Ev wrote:The book I refer to is called "Marks of New Zealand Potters"
It was published by NZ Potters Inc in 2007 and is available on trademe.
It doesn't have all of the marks of NZ potters but is a good research tool.
It would have been better if the marks were photographed instead of having drawings of them.
I have been interested in potters marks for many years but still have a lot to learn lolz.

I will look out for that book! There is always somthing to be learn't no matter how many years youv'e been interested in it aye ... Lol Mad Very Happy
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Post  angela156 Tue 28 Jul - 16:47

Ev wrote:I will move this thread into the Mystery Marks section after Cam has read the last comment.

Kk
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Post  mumof1 Fri 26 Jul - 9:30

Len castle mug / cup ? No it's not his mark it belongs to Chris Lewis Dsc06521
We found these 2 mugs last week, both with the same stamp. I have to say, they appear to be recent works, so very unlikely to be made by Len.
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The marks are very large also, and look like they are from a more commercial type pottery. Perhaps they are actually the insignia of a group or organisation? The clay is white on the bases, and show the swirl from the wheel. sunny
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Post  mumof1 Wed 2 Jun - 21:37

I think these may have been made by this potter ~ Chris Lewis https://www.stuff.co.nz/business/101172899/reefton-distillery-raises-more-than-1m-to-help-create-up-to-50-jobs
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Post  Ev Thu 3 Jun - 8:43

Several people on Facebook have confirmed this mark as that of Chris Lewis and the link above makes me confident to move the mark into the Gallery as that of Chris Lewis cheers
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