McCredie NSW early Australian pottery found again so soon
I love early Australian pottery and I love surprises so I keep looking for the next bargain.
Last year I was op-shopping in the Wollongong area and picked up an ikebana vase because I liked the shape and color. The piece was very dirty and had some sticky black stuff in it. It had a signature on the bottom that I did not recognise. It looked like a hand made one off piece hand signed by the potter but the shape and glaze were beautiful and something told me it was not done by a ‘nobody’.
I had my first piece of Nell McCredie pottery, and I had only paid $3 for it.
And then today, what did I find when browsing shops in the Southern Highlands, but another piece of Nell McCredie pottery, this time a bowl and for only $8.
According to my ‘Australian Domestic Pottery – A Collector’s Guide’ by William & Dorothy Hall, Kangaroo Press 1992, “Nell McCredie , together with her brother Bob, opened a commercial pottery at Epping in the early 1930s. Nell was also a well known studio potter. The pottery produced mainly small pieces such as milk jugs, sugar bowls and jars. The pot were plainly decorated, frequently using a green glaze.”
For more about Nellie McCredie (1903-1968) go to https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nellie_McCredie
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