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surfing with helen bates - july 8, 2005 - usa and uk

updated sun 10 jul 05


Helen Bates on sat 9 jul 05

Surfing with Helen Bates - July 8, 2005 - USA and UK

John Maltby potter and sculptor (Crediton, Devon, England, UK)

Maltby commenced as a potter inspired by Bernard Leach. Health
led him to change direction towards figural ceramic sculpture. His
is spare and minimally decorated.
(Foalyard Gallery shows several recent pieces by M.)
(Foalyard homepage: )

(Three recent pieces)

(2 pieces by M., done 24 years apart) (Translation of Maltby page at Yakimono Net)
(Article by collector Rudolf Strasser about M.)
Earlier pots by the artist:

Gladstone Pottery Museum (Stoke on Trent,
Staffordshire, England, UK)
Information Sheets (HTML)
1. The History of Gladstone
2. How to throw a pot
3. Flower Making
4. History of the pottery industry
5. Why the pottery industry began in North Staffordshire
6. Clay in North Staffordshire
7. Coal in North Staffordshire
8. Other raw materials for early pottery making
9. Pottery made by Gladstone China
10. Bottle ovens

Absalom, Philip and Richard Harris (Farnham Pottery) (Farnham, Surrey,
England, UK):
Farnham Pottery Restoration Project (Farnham Trust)

St. Mary's City archaeological site (St. Mary's City, MD, USA)
(Site of the fourth permanent settlement in British North America, and
Maryland's first capital) (Click "Visit"; click "Virtual Tours" ;
Click "Virtual Tours take a tour" ; click "The Exhibit"; click "Start
the Tour") (Pottery found in the city's archaeological locations.)

"How Old is That Thar Jar?" (Southern USA pottery history)
(Illustrated article on characteristics of Southern USA Pottery, by
antiques dealer Peter Wingard)

(Belleville, Ontario)

Helen Bates
Belleville, Ontario, Canada
Clayarters' Websites:
Surfing with Helen Bates:

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