Living as we do in a tiny country village, we are perforce middlemen, dependent on other people to source Australian pottery in opportunity shops for us and resell them on eBay. I do pop into the Bega stores from time to time, but pickings are usually thin. I was pleased, therefore, to find this 35 cm high stoneware vase at Vinnies a few weeks ago.
It is a well-made piece from the 1970s with a flanged neck set asymetrically on an oblong body. Below a carved band at the shoulder it has a faceted shape defined by vertical sgraffito lines. The glaze is predominantly olive green with rust-red resist decoration. The maker’s mark near the base is an impressed ‘LP’ or possibly ‘LF’.
I have done my usual search of potters with these initials in my database and haven’t been able to find any likely contenders. Hopefully someone will come by who recognises the distinctive style or mark.