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There has been a recent increase in the number of pots submitted to for identification.

If you have a ceramic work that you cannot identify perhaps the combined knowledge of Ceramics NZ members could help.

Each submission in the pot identification forum can be accompanied by an image to illustrate the work. Submissions may be replied to and each reply may also include one image.

Valuing Ceramics

There are two options for obtaining a valuation on ceramics.

  1. Contact the potter who made the work.
  2. Obtain a valuation from a recognised valuer.

Howard Williams was officially listed in the NZ Insurance directory for several years doing exactly this job for insurance claims on broken pottery. He still does this work, providing an official estimate letter for the insurance company for around $60 to $100. Enquiries to him should be sent with several photos from appropriate angles, plus of its mark (or a clear drawing of same)a pot’s full measurements, name of the maker and date if known. Original bought price and from where the pot was acquired can also be a help.

Howard's email is


Can you identify these ceramic works?

The list below shows titles and the brief description entered with the submission. To view the full submission statement and associated replies and image, click the arrow button in the title line.

Identification topics are listed below (groups of 6) in reverse date order - latest first. Total topics = 53

Can you please help me to identify this  

23-Nov-18 - Carina Ryks - Hamilton - Pot_ID - 183 Replies 0
Any idea who the JC is who made these bowls?  

Three black bowls - each decorated inside with a different coloured glass

17-Nov-18 - Jane Boyle - Auckland - Pot_ID - 182 Replies 0
Mark and maker?  

Two small green pots

12-Nov-18 - Helen Gilbert - Wellington - Pot_ID - 181 Replies 0
Who made this pottery?  

Identifying mark is a stamped (depressed) circle with 3 raised dots

06-Nov-18 - Karen - Auckland - Pot_ID - 180 Replies 0
Interested to see if anyone knows who the potter is?  

22 cms across and 11 cms high, MC impressed on bottom, any info much appreciated ;)

31-Oct-18 - Stef Lawton - WAIKATO - Pot_ID - 178 Replies 0
Hillsborough Pottery? Len Castle? Pebble vase  

pebble vase

22-Oct-18 - Kelly Mercer - uk - Pot_ID - 177 Replies 0

Ceramics Association of New Zealand

Registered as an incorporated society in 1965 by an enthusiastic group of potters in Wellington, New Zealand, Ceramics NZ has grown to become a significant international voice in New Zealand ceramics. The affiliation of about three dozen independent pottery clubs throughout New Zealand together with a number of corporate businesses greatly increases its effective membership. We are a national, not-for-profit organisation representing the interests of practising potters and ceramicists, students of ceramics and all those interested in New Zealand ceramics. We actively support and promote quality, and we encourage and support specialist ceramics education nationally.
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