In June 2016, we added 26 new topics to Australian Potters’ Marks and updated two more. Much of the work this month has centred around the previously unknown association between Badger Creek Pottery near the Healesville Sanctuary in Victoria and Lillydale Pottery. With Malcolm Cooke’s help, we now have a fairly good handle on the history of these two concerns and the potters who were involved. We were finally able to make Mundoy Craft Pottery an asterisked topic after finding a paper sticker giving us more information about its location and years of operation. In addition, a number of well-established potters like Wendy Jagger and Freya Povey at last have entries; sevenshadesofblue has continued to add Western Australian potters to the mix; and I have added some more seed data entries with images of marks scanned from the printed directories.
Illustrated: Lillydale Pottery impressed stamp with Malcolm Cooke’s initials.
Here are the topics added or updated in June 2016: