In January 2017 we added 16 topics to Australian Potters’ Marks and updated the Wendy Binks entry. The Western Australian potter Eileen Keys now has an entry in the Australian Dictionary of Biography which we have summarised for Australian Potters’ Marks. Other Western Australian potters added this month include Liz Birkett and Margaret Hogg. Facebook provided us with examples of figurative work by the Victorian art and craft teacher, and later architect, Herman Sibbel. We at last added an entry for Anita Reay, who has been hand building bird and animal figurines since 2005, and for David Lyons, who worked at Bendigo Pottery for a time before setting up his own Harcourt Pottery. Other entries include violinist and ceramic artist Lilo Blyton and a mystery potter for quite some time who turns out to be Tony Carlin.
Illustrated: Eileen Key’s painted or incised mark scanned from Ford.
Here are the topics added or updated in January 2017: