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Four years on

The Australian Potters Marks project is four years old this month and we now have 1720 entries in the alphabetic list with about 85% of entries linked to topics in the Identifying Australian Pottery group on Flickr. In raw figures, this means that last year we added around 200 completely new linked entries as well … Continue reading

Redbyrne Potteries, Shepparton

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 … Continue reading

Bookmarks now on Zotero

My main project this month has been to move my bookmarks from Delicious to Zotero after losing confidence that Delicious would continue to support my needs. Zotero started its life as a desktop reference management system but now has a synchronised web interface for public access. The library can be browsed here. To find resources … Continue reading

Sudden growth spurt

Australian Potters’ Marks grows daily as new potters are added and names linked. This week it has advanced by leaps and bounds through the addition of all the remaining potters with entries in the printed directories. In the first release, the seed data only included names with recorded marks. The new entries record the printed directories … Continue reading

Work in progress – A

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 … Continue reading


Links to the list have been added for potters with images of marks published in the Journal of Australian Ceramics, 49/1. This issue was dedicated to wood-firing, and we now have a good number of wood-firers’ marks added to those already there. Most of these potters have been practicing for some time, so their current … Continue reading

Easter update

There has been a lot of activity on the list this week. Gillian Broinowski, Richard Brooks ,Ross Downie, Johanna DeMaine, Laurelle Gordon, Barry Hayes, Allan Letts, Derek Smith, Guy Grey Smith and Charles WIlton now have links to images of marks. New entries have been made for Robyn Beardsell, Wendy Binks, Kevin Boyd, Eric Dalby, Stephen … Continue reading


Welcome to our project to make the marks used by Australian potters easy to find on the Internet. This will be a huge, open-ended task. My guess is that more than 10,000 potters have practiced professionally  in Australia over the last fifty years, often using more than one mark to identify their work. The seed … Continue reading

Image pool

Images of Australian potters' marks on Flickr