Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Vintage Pottery Cylinder Vase Poterie de la Colombe France

Here is a fine and sturdy stoneware cylinder vase from
la Poterie de le Colombe, Vallauris, France.

This vase, made during the 60's-70's stands 19cm/7.5" high
with a diameter of 7cm/2.75".

It is in excellent condition - no chips, scratches, or cracks.

35 euros plus shipping
or near offer
to be paid via Paypal
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Sunday, November 4, 2018

French Faience Beaker Martine Zelko-Durrenberger UPDATED

This is a fine piece of contemporary French Faience.
It is produced by Martine Zelko-Durrenberger.

It stands 11.5cm/4.5" high. Diameter 9cm/3.5"

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Dumler and Brieden vase - Mid Century Craziness!

I know this is not a studio pot but I just had to acquire it - and show it to you.

I am not sure why I like it ... but I suppose it is because of the uniqueness of the piece, the very 60's look, the clean lines.

I will try and find out more but for the moment I leave it for you to see.

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Kingswood Pottery - Large Vintage Studio Pottery Lamp Base -UPDATE 2

Isn't it amazing! I came to France twelve years ago ... and I still have boxes in "the barn" to unpack!!

...And here is one of my "discoveries".

This is a large (12"/30cm high by 10"/25.5cm) Studio Pottery Lamp base superbly hand thrown and turned. But who made it?

I am going to find out ... I hope!

UPDATE ... The mark is KP (with the front of a gondola image, plus "MADE IN ENGLAND". This is a retailers stamp ... in this case likely Grayshott ... I've contacted them in the hope that they might shed some more light ... stay tuned!

UPDATE 2 ... I contacted Mick Dixon who used to work for Grayshott 1970-74 ... and he confirmed that it was either done by him or Roy Saywell. The KP almost definitely stands for Kingwood Pottery, the retail name for all hand thrown ceramics coming from Grayshott.

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Tenmoku Ribbed Studio Pottery Bowl marked

Tenmoku Ribbed Studio Bowl marked

I have had this tucked away for years, and now it is time to find out who made it.

Although there is a similarity to the works of Edward Hughes ... and even Derek Clarkson's work has the same professional feel ... but I am not confident it is either of theirs.

So who made it?

I am trying to find out right now ...

Monday, October 29, 2018

Salt glazed stoneware beaker - Roland Bottani Katrin Dechaud

A fine example of salt glaze firing, along with very controlled slip trail work.

It reminds me of Jane Hamlyn ... but the mark is not hers. Other good salt glaze potters such as Walter Keeler and Peter Starkey have their own inimitable styles ... and this is not one of theirs.

So I shall have to dig deeper ...

UPDATE 6/11/18

This beaker was made by Roland Bottani and Katrin Dechaud in the
pottery atelier that once belonged to Pierre Digan in La Borne France.
This partnership began in 1987.

Eva Kumpmann Mid Century Modern Studio Pottery Jug

Eva Kumpmann Germany

I have kept this wonderful onion shaped jug for almost twenty years, and I have only just discovered who made it.

Eva Kumpmann was born in Dusseldorf in 1920.

Having finished a pottery apprenticeship she became one of Paul Dreslers potters, then went on to work with Helma Klett.

When she finished her Pottery Masters in 1944 she began her own workshop in Gottingen.

This jug was most likely made in her workshop circa 1950.

Her EKG mark can clearly be seen on the base with what is possibly design number 141.

Sunday, October 28, 2018

Monika Maetzel Stoneware Vase ... a feel good ceramic!

Here is a thing of beauty. 

This is a small stoneware vase by Monika Maetzel (1917-2010) of Hamburg.

The glaze is superb, the shape fits in the hand so neatly. And the pot itself has been made by a master potter. I admire the confident way that everything has been brought together ... like a piece of music.

It stands just 9cm/3.25" high. and is in perfect condition.

Truly wonderful to behold!

... And there are more tactile pieces being put on THROWN AND FIRED

Saturday, October 27, 2018

Terra Sigillatta pottery Roman Ancient and Modern

Terra Sigillata circa 300AD

This little group is of humans and super natural beings!

About four years ago a friend, who was moving, was going to throw out a box of these Roman pot shards. I said I would take them off her hands. She told me that, as a young girl, she would "walk the fields" in the countryside near Lyon, with her Father, picking up these and various stone tools. This was sometime in the 70's.

I'll post some of the other here too.

Oh, and just in case you have not seen it - here is a modern piece of Terra Sigillata:

Alphonse Cytere UNIS France Antique gres flammes pottery

This was about to be thrown away! So I took it home with me to find out anything about it.

I found out that it was made by Alphonse Cytere (1861-1941) at the Ecole de Nancy (of which he was a founding member circa 1925). 

One of his "claims to fame" was to create a specific metal lustre on ceramics ... which became known as "grés flammes de Rambervillers".

This is one example of his lustre glazes.

The marks include a lozenge stamp which reads "UNIS FRANCE" - which stands for "Union Nationale Inter Syndicate".
Underneath is what appears to be squared prarenthese "[]"
And underneath that is Alphonse Cytere's signature stamp.

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Felix Gete CAB (Ceramique d'Art de Bordeaux)

Felix Gete (1870-1959)

He was instrumental in establishing Ceramique d'Art de Bordeaux (CAB) as a leader of experimental ceramic art between 1919 (its foundation) to 1947 when it finally closed.

His work is understandably sort after.

If you would like more information then please press HERE

It does have chip to the top lip - but that does not lessen the beauty of such a piece!.

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Denise Goyer and Alain Bonneau Art Vase ... SPECIAL OFFER

Stoneware Glazed and Fluted Vase by Denise Goyer and Alain Bonneau


My name is Tim Seaward, and I am a collector of ceramics.
My website is THROWN and FIRED.
Each week I shall be offering selected pottery before publishing them.

This is an opportunity to experience the joy of owning exquisitely handcrafted and unique ceramics at discounted prices.

This elegant art vase is the work of the Canadian partnership Denise Goyer and Alain Bonneau. They created this during the latter part of the 20th century. It is stamped "GOYER BONNEAU".
Height: 14cm/5.5" Widest Diameter: 10cm/4"
This is in very good condition apart from some 'flea bites' around the collar near the top, which are not easily seen. Otherwise the are no other chips, no cracks and no scratches.

The price of 35 Euros (inc shipping) is for this week only (until 30th October).

If you would like to own this piece, or if you would like to know more, please CONTACT me. ... AND if you would like to receive these weekly special offers please CONTACT me typing YES
in the "Write here" window (and, of course, including your email address).

Tell me and I will search for you ... and offer it to you (no obligation) at a good price.

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Fine 20th Century Stoneware Glazed and Fluted Vase

This 20th century stoneware fluted vase has been finely made.

It is lightweight, beautifully glazed and carefully shaped.

George Ormerod has produced a similarly shaped and glazed design - but this is not one of his.

This is in excellent condition - no scratches, chips, or cracks.

4 inches high/10cm high. Widest diameter just over 5 inches/13cm.

Price: 45 Euros plus 10 Euros shipping within Europe.

For other information please contact me HERE

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Pierre Digan Goma glaze Stoneware Lamp Base 1970's

Pierre Digan 1943-2016

Pierre Digan began to produce what has been called "Digan Grès" (Digan Stoneware) in his atelier in La Borne, Cher in France during the 1970's. This range soon became very popular, and gave him an international reputation for innovation and versatility undertaken with incredible skill. 

He seemed to be able to turn his creative flare to just about everything - ranging from turning ceramics in Vallauris to creating restaurants in the Loire region. He is especially noted for his monumental sculptures in stone or metal. 

This stoneware lamp base is from those prolific 70's . Its simplicity belies the complexity of the final piece - sensual, elegant, extremely tactile.

It stands 20cm high by 25cm diameter. He employed the "goma" glaze, a Japonese recipe that resembles sesame seeds.

It has his impressed mark near the base.

Price: 900€ plus shipping

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Marius van Woerden Vest Keramiek Gouda volcanic fat lava Brutalist Box

Marius and Hugo van Woerden produced a large range of volcanic pieces between 1964 - 1984.

They usually had paper labels - but this one has long gone. This shape is in the E category ... somewhere between E5 and E6.

Marius himself has been contacted and he identified this as one from his atelier, but the number 2120 was not by him - possibly a wholesaler or retailers number added later.

It is white clay with a white volcanic glaze on brown/black ... on a two part mold.

Height 7.5cm Length 12cm Width 6.5cm

Price: 50€ plus shipping

Monday, September 24, 2018

Bruno Guerin Ovoid Stoneware Vase

I have little information about Bruno Guerin. Apparently, he is not related to Roger Guerin of Bouffioulx, the celebrated art-deco ceramicist.

I do know that he stopped potting in 2011.

However, he continued to use his ceramic skills at the Annual Cognac Blues Passions Festival. 

Specifically, he created ceramic footprints (in terracotta) of well known musicians who played at the Festival each year. After acquiring a number of these bare footed "prints" he then used them in an art installation in collaboration with other artists which continues to be shown each year.

This beautifully made ovoid vase is the only ceramic piece I have seen that bares his name. Therefore, it seems to be quite a rare find.

It shows the skills of a fine ceramicist - lightweight, well balanced, elegant design, the glaze has been carefully applied.

It has his GB sgrafitto mark and a paper label with his name and address in Cognac. It is possible that the address was where his workshop was situated (it is now a private house).

It is 14cm high by 12cm in diameter.

It is in excellent condition - no scratches, chips, or cracks.

Price: 120€ plus shipping

Friday, September 14, 2018

Porcelain Fluted Vase with Grès Flammée - attr to George Ormerod

Porcelain Fluted Vase with Grès Flammée - attr to George Ormerod

This beautifully fluted vase is unmarked, but has all the 'hallmarks' of George Ormerod. It is light weight, well balanced, great control has been employed to the fluting, and the 'grès flammée' style of glazing has been applied with expertese. All in all an elegant piece.

Height 10.5cm/4.5" Diameter 12.5cm/5"

It is in excellent condition - no scratches, chips, or cracks

Price: 125€ plus shipping

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Mid Century Modern Emaux Miel Glazed Candle Holder - Cyclope Pottery Annecy

In 1948 Charles Cart began to operate Le Cyclope pottery in Annecy-le-Vieux in the Haute Savoie region France (it was named after the Rocher du Cyclope - a well known local mountain peak). He registered the brand name La Poterie d'Annecy in 1961.  In 1963 the brand "Le Cyclope, émaux des glaciers, émaux des neiges" was registered.

Cart came from Thonon and was said to have been a scrap merchant who turned to pottery during the Second World War.  Between 1958 and 1973 the pottery employed 3 or 4 potters including Maurice Antonioz, André Ravaud, André Verrien and Jacky Lyard. The company closed in 1980.

This unsigned robust 'emaux miel' glazed candle holder is a good example of the pottery's output - showing the distinctive honey volcanized glaze.

Height 17cm
Diameter 16.5cm

It is in excellent condition - no scratches, chips or cracks.

Price 40€
plus shipping