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Who Made This Pot
Ceramics NZ - Who Made This Pot?
Kelly Mercer - 22-Oct-18 - kellymercer@hotmail.com - uk
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Hillsborough Pottery? Len Castle? Pebble vase
pebble vase

I'm trying to identify a recent aquisition and wonder if anyone can help? My first attempts led me to an American maker but I couldn't find any similar designs under their name. Then I found some information on Hillsborough pottery (Christchurch) and when I googled that, I found pictures from an old magazine (1971) https://christchurchartgallery.org.nz/media/uploads/2018_08/NZPotter_v13_n1.pdf which included an article on Len and Ruth Castle, with a picture of some vases that reminded me of this one. I've since looked up Len Castle and I have found some of his pots with a real resemblance to this - they have the same round shape and jagged edge design at the lip.

I would be very greatful for any information - regardless of who made the pot, I love it, I just wish I knew where it was from!


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