Posts tagged “Pottery”

MAR
04
2016

Salt Glazed Crock

By mwilcox

Edmundscrock

This two-gallon crock is an example of mid-19th-century salt-glazed stoneware. Salt glazing is a process where pots are fired with sodium vapors and salt is inserted into the kiln at 2,000 degrees, releasing sodium, which acts as a flux on the...

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NOV
25
2015

Who's OEPIAG and EPIAG?

By mwilcox

Epage

I receive a great number of requests regarding pottery marked “OEPIAG” and “EPIAG”. Many wonder why there were so many marks used by them and where these potteries operated. But the facts are both were not individual potteries. Both OEPIAG and...

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MAR
10
2014

Raku Pottery-Charles Chrisco

By mwilcox

Raku Pottery-Charles Chrisco

Chriscovase

This is an example of “Raku” studio pottery by Charles Chrisco. Raku pottery is said to have originated in 16th century Japan by a Korean woman. The crackle glaze with the darker colored network of cracks is a result...

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DEC
24
2013

John Montoya Pottery

By mwilcox

Montoya

John Montoya ( 1960- deceased) was a Native American from the Sandia Pueblo, which is located in the foothills of the Sandia mountains, extending into the bank of the Rio Grande, some 12 miles north of the city of Albuquerque. The name “Sandia”...

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NOV
26
2013

Royal Dux

By mwilcox

Royalduxhorses

What we now know as Royal Dux was originally founded in 1853 in Duchov (Dux) in what's now the Czech Republic. The company's original production was utility ware and not the Art Nouveau style pottery and figurines it's best known for today. The...

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OCT
23
2013

CLARICE CLIFF BIZARRE WARE

By judith

Cliffbizarre

October 22, 2013

Clarice Cliff was arguably the most important pottery designer of the 20th century. She was born in 1899 in Tunstall, Stoke-on-Trent, England, the fourth of eight children. From an early age she was proficient in art. At the age...

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OCT
02
2013

WEMYSS WARE - HOT COMMODITY IN BRITAIN

By judith

Wemyss

October 2, 2013

Wemyss Ware was first produced in 1892 by immigrant Czech designer/decorator Karel Nekola and local pottery-owner Robert Heron in Fife, Scotland. The name of the pottery comes from the Wemyss family, who owned the Wemyss Castle on...

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MAY
21
2013

How do they do it?

By admin

Royalbonn

Ever wonder what those Appraisers shown on shows like Pawn Stars or the
Antiques Roadshow are looking for when they flip an old teapot, vase or
dish over and scrutinize the bottom before they pronounce the piece's
vintage? Well, it's a bit like...

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