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FOWLER POTTERIES: Enduring the Times

Fowler’s Pottery was founded by Enoch Fowler, an Irish immigrant who arrived in Sydney in 1837. Enoch had a rough start. He lost his family during their voyage to Australia. He also had to change his age just so he can get the government-assisted...
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Date

14 Apr 2020

Author

Jason Harris

Australian Pottery

PATES POTTERY: Playing With Colours

Alfred James Pate was growing up with his parents when he developed an interest in the work of art and began creatively making diagrams and carving of things that he liked. This led him to learn the pottery trade at Fowlers Pottery in Marrickville....
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Date

14 Apr 2020

Author

Jason Harris

Australian Pottery

GRACE SECCOMBE: An Australian by Heart

Grace Povey Seccombe may be a renowned Australian artist and ceramist, but she wasn't born in Australia. She moved from England with her husband who was an architect. Her knack for pottery was inherited from her dad who was also a potter himself....
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Date

08 Apr 2020

Author

Jason Harris

Australian Pottery

FLORENZ POTTERY: A Homemade Legacy

The Florenz Pottery Pty Ltd has one of the humblest beginnings. Florence Maude Williams began her pottery work in a garage. Her husband built an oil-fired kiln for her and their daughter also worked at the pottery. It was a family business. Like other...
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Date

08 Apr 2020

Author

Jason Harris

Australian Pottery

HOFFMAN COMPANY: Producers of Melrose Ware Australia

The Hoffman Brick and Potteries Limited was one of the largest businesses in Melbourne, producing a variety of decorative wares known as “Melrose Australian Ware”. The Hoffman Company was known for mass producing bricks and entered a period of expansion as soon as the...
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Date

08 Apr 2020

Author

Jason Harris

Australian Pottery

PATES POTTERY: Playing With Colours

Alfred James Pate was growing up with his parents when he developed an interest in the work of art and began creatively making diagrams and carving of things that he liked. This led him to learn the pottery trade at Fowlers Pottery in Marrickville....
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Date

08 Apr 2020

Author

Jason Harris

Australian Pottery

McHugh Pottery: A Family Legacy

John McHugh particularly established his pottery at the Sandhill with his three oldest sons to take advantage of the abundant source of clay. His pottery produced a wide range of wares and became a household name. It made a giant contribution to Tasmania’s growing prosperity. McHugh's is one of...
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Date

08 Apr 2020

Author

Jason Harris

Australian Pottery

Marguerite Henriette Mahood

Marguerite Henriette Mahood was born in Richmond, Melbourne. Her natural talent was aided and developed by academic training. She became a member of the Victorian Artists Society after becoming an established water colourist and graphic artist. In those early days when radio and programs aired on it were...
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Date

08 Apr 2020

Author

Jason Harris

Australian Pottery

John Campbell Pottery

John Campbell Pottery    John Campbell worked as an apprentice for the Bendigo Pottery. At a young age of 12, he already exhibited remarkable pottery skill that attracted awards. His outstanding work of his stoneware fountain, whiskey still worm and two terracotta fire grate...
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Date

08 Apr 2020

Author

Jason Harris

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