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Judy Chartrand, Early Rankin Inlet Ceramics, Birdsall-Worthington, Donn Zver, Valerie Metcalfe, Pierre-Aimé Normandeau, Victor Cicansky, Barbara Tipton, David Lambert Les Manning, Jean Cartier, Jan and Helga Grove, Carol Smeraldo, Harlan House, Thomas (Tommy) Kakinuma, Robin Hopper Update, Alain-Marie Tremblay, John Chalke Tom Smith, Margo Meyer, Walter Dexter, Stan & Jean Clarke, Debra Sloan, Gaétan Beaudin, Judy Blake, Brendan Tang, Connie Pike, Enid Legros-Wise, Keith Campbell, Susan Collett, Ann Mortimer, Paula Murray,
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Dean Mullavey, Ed Drahanchuk, Rankin Inlet Ceramics/Matchbox Gallery, Luke Lindoe, and many more.
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It’s been a while since we last emailed. Obviously you have been busy with the site, a most welcome resource.
I recently looked a the Clarke entry and thought I might be able to add something, at least some images of their work (pottery and enamel) in the Reagh Studio days.
They sold through the Quest (stores in Victoria, Vancouver, Calgary, Banff), and UVic acquired the stock from the Banff store when it closed in the 80s. UVic’s Maltwood/Legacy Gallery has several pieces, with whimsical décor by Jean (I always thought her last name was McIntyre)
How do I get these 5 or 6 images to you?
I am presently working on a history of pottery in BC (1920-1950) and will share a few items with you when I have completed it.
It’s good to hear from you, again, Allan. I ‘ll reply via email with more details about your generous offer to provide images. The history of pottery in BC 1920 – 1950 sounds most interesting. Please stay in touch on the project.
I came across your site while researching a mark on a nice stoneware bowl I recently acquired – it’s been a fun rabbit hole to go down! The mark is RMcK, and I thought it may be by Ruth Gowdy McKinley – but the stamp is different than the variations of her mark I’ve seen (the R is backwards, the little c is under the middle of the M, there’s also a stamp with what looks like an M S inside a circle (S is backwards, looks like mountains and a river). It also has a handwritten W.P. #125. I’ve had no success tracking any of it down. Any assistance in identifying the mark would be greatly appreciated. Thank you, Nick
Hi, Nick. Thanks for the enquiry. Do you have digital pictures of the entire piece and of the signature? They could be helpful. If so, send them to me at email@example.com .
YES, PLEASE TO THE SIGNATURES, MARKS AND CHOPS!
Thank you, Cheryl.
Hello. I was looking for some information and the internet has led me to your site. Recently, I was pleasantly reminded of a group of great co-workers in Victoria in the late ‘70’s. When I left my position they kindly gave me two pieces of Walter Dexter pottery. I remember that it was impressed upon me that the pieces were “Dexter”. I was a collector of Moorcroft – so quite a different style. I gently packed the pot & the plate away and just recently came across them in my ongoing efforts to downsize my home a bit! They have moved with me for the past 40 years! I only now read with interest about the artist and wonder where my pottery should go in it’s next life as it is sure to outlast me? Any thoughts?
Dale, any gallery or museum in BC would probably be interested in a donation of Dexter works, especially Victoria, Vancouver, and probably Kelowna. Congratulations on preserving them for so long.
Re: David Lambert / Lambert Potteries —- Barry, thanks for all your hard work & in depth info on Lamberts — I have an extensive collection, including some probable rare, non 1st Nations or Little Stick pieces — i would gladly provide any info I have & send you pics to use on your site if you wish — let me know & give me an address I can send them to — thanks & cheers, Gerry Silver
Many thanks for the offer, Gerry. My address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
We have several pieces of Jean Clarke’s work. Playful goats and a substantial sized mother possum with three babies, which the house cats revere.
Hi, Wendy. Would you have pictures of the works you could send?
Hi Barry. I came across your site while doing some research on Walter Drohan and the Ceramic Arts studio in Calgary. I am currently binging on some of your past articles and have found them to be fascinating as well as informative. So much so that I have subscribed. Thank you so much for all your hard work. .As to your question, I too answer: “YES, PLEASE TO THE SIGNATURES, MARKS AND CHOPS!”
Thank you for the kind words, Angie. Glad you are enjoying the articles. I am still working on the Marks and Chops idea. How to search, especially for non-alphabeticals is the hangup right now. Take care.