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Work in progress – A

Ackerman, Frances

In my spare time I have been creating topics for unlinked entries in the ‘A’ list of Australian Potters’ Marks. After finishing the ones for which we had examples of marks, I had been intending to move on to ‘B’, but the completist in me came out and I decided to base the remaining topics on images scanned from the printed directories. These are sketches and it can be difficult to judge whether they are impressed, incised, painted or stamped, but they are better than nothing when so few people have access to the  printed directories.

There are five more ‘A’ potters from the directories who were not included in the seed data because their entries don’t include images of marks: Joan Alenson [1973, 1977, 1981], Robert Allan [1981], Bruce Anderson [1986], Sonia Anketell [1973, 1981] and Scott Avery [1981]. If you have examples of their marks, please let me know.

Information about new ‘A’ potters is also welcome. I know there are hundreds more who did not make it into the printed directories.

Illustrated: Frances Ackerman – two half circles, one smaller than the other, with stems and three crossed lines [1985, 1986]


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