An article on Redbyrne Potteries, Shepparton written by Robert Waterson has just been added to Australian Potters’ Marks. Rob and his wife Dawn established the pottery in 1975 and it continued in operation until 2002. The pottery site at 225 Old Dookie Road is about to be developed for housing and Rob wanted to make sure that there was a record of the artistic endeavour that had flourished there for three decades. The majority of the items made at the pottery have a characteristic red-brown glaze which Rob tells us was made up of two glazes – a glossy saturated iron glaze applied first with a matt rutile glaze applied over. Items are impressed ‘Redbyrne Potteries Shepparton’ and from the 1980s onwards, the mark also includes the individual potter’s name.
Illustrated: Rob’s own mark – ‘Robert Waterson Redbyrne Potteries’ (impressed) with ‘Waterson’ also signed in oxide.