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Post  Hannele on Thu 28 May - 14:21

At 7.5 cm high and 8.5 cm high, these are either large teacups or small soup mugs. I am not sure. They are gorgeous, though, glossy glaze, beautiful decoration, vibrant colours. And I found 3 of them:
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Post  Maryr on Thu 28 May - 14:37

Hannale I am wondering if this actually Waimea Pottery. I have looked at their marks in the database and this looks different - also the cups don't look like Waimea's style as far as I am aware. What do you think? I know very little about studio pottery so I could easily be wrong about this.
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Post  Hannele on Thu 28 May - 14:54

I know what you mean, Maryr. If it was just the one potter working there, it would be way clearer. But it was a collective, all potters doing their own thing.
The pieces differ, clay as well as form as well as glaze. Marks differ as well, some stamped, some inscribed. I believe this to be Waimea because of the quality and because the mark is a connected W and P.
Mind you, I am open to corrections.
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Post  Hannele on Tue 25 Aug - 20:49

I just found out it is the work of Waikari Pottery - Marie and Peter Dawson. See "New Zealand Studio Pottery" on Facebook.
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Post  Ev on Wed 26 Aug - 7:51

Woohoooo!!!
Thanks Hannele, as I was keeping any eye on that topic on Facebook, but didn't see the sticker until now.
I will add this mark to the Gallery with full confidence now and change the heading of this topic.

Another mystery solved and a zillion more to go Very Happy

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10217962727200137&set=p.10217962727200137&type=3&theater
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Post  Hannele on Wed 26 Aug - 11:41

I love supplying new marks (and other info) to this site. It makes me feel quite knowledgeable! Wink But most of all, it makes me feel helpful. Smile
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