In July 2016, we added 14 new topics to Australian Potters’ Marks and updated 3 more. As usual, a number of new marks were identified during the month following finds published by members on Flickr or Facebook; I added entries for Sandra Eno and Marilyn Saccardo; and our mystery “Stairway to the Moon” mark was at last identified as belonging to the NSW South Coast potter Kevin Crick. The Ellis Ceramics entry may seem a surprising addition as most Ellis work was slipcast, but this company traded from 1953 through to the late 1970s, provided an industrial workplace experience for RMIT graduates and brought European mid-century design into the homes of many Melbournians. Amongst the 3 updated entries, we now know about Robert Mair’s more recent activities thanks to information provided by a gallery visitor.
Illustrated: Kevin Crick’s Stairway to the Moon mark.
Here are the topics added or updated in July 2016: