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Self-published marks

Knuckey, Peter

Most potters in active practice have some kind of Internet presence – their own website or blog, one or more gallery profiles, one or more entries in a directory.  However, it is rare for potters to publish images of the marks they use on these sites. Early to mid career potters are understandably more concerned with carving out a living for themselves than on what happens to their pots after they are sold. Potters with a lifetime of practice behind them are more likely to be aware of how their work is faring on the secondary market. Christine Ball’s early geometric forms were so often attributed to Derek Smith that she now displays a full set of marks on her Barking Dog Gallery website. A history of marks on Peter Knuckey’s home page establishes his credentials as a collectable ceramic artist / studio potter in the Anglo-Oriental tradition.

Illustrated: History of marks from Peter Knuckey’s website.

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