Carl McConnell

Carl and Phillip McConnell: Queensland Studio Potters

Carl McConnell (1926 — 2003) Vase with hidasuki marks c.1975

The Queensland Art Gallery is currently showcasing the work of father and son Carl and Phillip McConnell in an exhibition curated by Glenn Cooke. Entitled Carl and Phillip McConnell: Queensland Studio Potters, the exhibition is on now and will run until 24 June. This vase with hidasuki marks made by Carl McConnell around 1975 and gifted to the Queensland Art Gallery by Carl and Bunny McConnell in 1987, is one of the works featuring in the exhibition.The image is from the  QAGOMA website.

(It took me a while to work it out, but QAGOMA stands for  Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art – a new brand officially launched in early 2012.)


More on sources

Ford, Geoff, Encyclopedia of Australian Potter's Marks, p.204 (detail)

Geoff Ford’s Encyclopedia of Australian Potter’s Marks documents potters and potteries active before 1975 but includes marks used after this period. I thought it might be useful to provide an index of entries in the encyclopedia for potters active in the 1960s-1970s and beyond. Having marks recorded for these potters provides a good start but collectors will need to go to a wide range of other directories to cover the field, and many marks are still unrecorded.

Alexander, Doug
Ardern, Elsa
Beck, Robert
Blakebrough, Les
Bovill, Gillian
Brereton, Kevin
Carnegie, Francis
Douglas, Molly
Dunn, Phyl
Englund, Ivan
Englund, Patricia
Garnsey, Wanda
Garrett, John
Gazzard, Marea
Gilbert, John
Greenaway, Victor
Halpern, Artur
Halpern, Stanislav
Halpern, Sylvia

Hick, William
Hughan, Harold
Juckert, Eric
Kemety, John
Keys, Eileen
Laycock, Helen
Laycock, Peter
Leckie, Alex
Le Grand, Henri
Levy, Colin
Lowe, Allan
Maddock, Beatrice
McConnell, Carl
McLaren, Gus
McLaren, Betty
McMeekin, Ivan
Memmott, Harry
Mitchell, Cynthia
Moon, Milton

Pate, Klytie
Peterkin, Les
Preston, Reg
Rushforth, Peter
Sadler, Ken
Sahm, Bernard
Sayers, Joan
Schulze, Robert A.
Shaw, Edward
Smith, Derek
Smith, Ian (SA)
Sprague, Ian
Taylor, David
Travis, Peter
Tuckson, Margaret
Warren, Peggy
Welch, Robin
Wilton, Charles