Gwell Crefft Na Golud Better a Craft Than Golud History in the making, the potters craft is passed down from generation to generation and we continue that tradition today making beautiful handmade earthenware pottery for use in the home. No chips, cracks or repairs. The most celebrated Ewenny wares are those linked to the Arts and Crafts designer Horace Elliott, who made annual visits to the pottery between 1883 and 1913, guiding production away from wholly utilitarian wares to the decorated wares he could sell in his Bayswater showrooms. Rose themed oak leaf pattern Trimmed in gold. It was here that he developed a technique to glaze his decorative wares. It is girdled in gold gilt brass overlay. I just mention it to be precise! Now only two potteries remain, Ewenny and Claypits.
The colors are absolutely gorgeous on this art pottery vase, rich amber browns, gold and green. When deciding on a search phrase keep in mind that your phrase must be in the title of an item in our database in order for your search to generate results. Many collectors that specialize in a specific type or era of antiques generally only recognize the most well known of the maker's marks, along with the marks of pieces they have a special interest in collecting. These ptters are still in existence, one of the oldest continuouslly family owned potteries in business. If you're an antique dealer please use the following link to our listing form.
Status: For Sale Reference : 5654 Condition: very good Year: 1920 Country: Japan Maker: Nippon Height: 2. This platter has the relief ornamentation and colors popular in the Art Nouveau period. This piece is heavy, 8 lbs. This is a stunning art pottery vase with rusts, blues and browns. After the War Arthur and Dai worked with their father, economic pressures meant eventually they could no longer afford to fire the big kilns and dig their own clay. David John Jenkins worked in various potteries in Ewenny at the beginning of the1900s. Search item s and collection s - over 250,000+ popular antique and collecting search.
We can only assume that their knowledge and skills would have been passed down to them. . Dimensions: 9 inches high x 5 inches wide x 5. Today the pottery is still run by the Jenkins family. Search , , , , , , , , , , etc; to help you find more or less! Books and Price Guides Many works have been written on maker's marks, hallmarks and other identifying marks of specific types of antiques. Marks are Clues to an Antique's Past Many antiques have marks on the underside that are stamped, impressed or painted.
I became well known to all the countryside for many miles around so that I became as practically Welsh as an English-born man can make himself. He saw potential in buying Ewenny Pottery as he observed people could travel more easily and visitors to the area were increasing. We have over 100 antique categories, including antique jewelry, antique furniture, antique toys, Asian antiques and many, many more! His fleur-de-lys mark was often applied to Ewenny and other wares. The earliest record known of a pottery is 1427. The glaze has crazed, but there is no damage on this vase! This will attempt to match your search phrase against all the titles in our database.
Alun decided to make a career in pottery so after graduating from a degree in Ceramics at Cardiff College of Art in 1969 he went to work with his father and Uncle Dai. It has a graceful height applied with draped fruits of various shapes and sizes. He married a lady called Martha Arthur who came from another long line of potters from the Corntown Pottery. This is a strict search result. He worked with his father-in-law there and in 1921 bought Ewenny Pottery from his cousin - Edwin. Ewenny Pottery today operates, in many ways, the same as it did hundreds of years ago.
As the war went on he made special jars for Bridgend Arsenal and one of his sons Dai was given leave of absents from the air force to help his father fire the kilns. For instance one website, Antique-Marks, has more than 10,000 images of maker's marks and trademarks found on antique pottery and porcelain. The family at this time would have been making pots for the kitchen, agricultural use, flowerpots and commissions like puzzle jugs and wassail bowls. These marks generally help with identification and dating of the piece by giving a significant historical point of reference. The industrial revolution rolled on and Ewenny became a hub of small potteries, there were twelve in the village and three in the surrounding area starting up and closing down due to the decline in demand due to tin ware and cheap mass-produced china.
Ewenny pottery, marked on bottom. Records show there have been fifteen potteries in the Ewenny area at one time or another, all having been small family concerns, this was due to the materials being readily available, local red clay formed the pots, glaze materials to finish the wares, stone to build the kilns and coal to fire the pots. This is a looser search result and will generally return more items. This process helps make Ewenny Pottery unique - every piece thrown and decorated by hand ensuring no two are ever identical. There is one very tiny ding on the edge of the platter rim, not visible from the front or the back, only when you look closely at the edge do you see this rough spot of less than 1 millimeter. There is some crazing on the bottom but it is in otherwise excellent condition.