20th Century British Studio Potters Marks (new edition- forthcoming)
One for the Pottery Nerds....
A nice chap called James Hazelwood got in touch a while ago to ask me to submit my very own stamp for consideration for the new updated version of the much respected- above tome.
I hasten to add I am still under consideration at this point, and with many varied talented fellow potters out there- there's only room for so many...so its not a "shoo-in"...But I was very pleased to be asked to send in my own "marks" and "stamps".
I guess I started by not signing any of my works- (not a good start really!) whilst at Uni- then progressed to using an old cylinder head block stamp set (courtesy of my Dad from his motor works- they still appear occasionally) then onto a variety carved plaster stamps. These are applied onto a small pad of clay- or impressed into the clay directly. I also use an old co axial cable to impress a round ring mark- more a decorative touch really.
Well there you go- I took some photos- made some drawings and then submitted them off to James. Poor old James he has a tough job taking over from the late Eric Yates Owen and Robert Fournier. What a task he's got on his hands....and where would you begin?