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Kingo Denmark

Kingo Keramik Denmark

Kingo was a pottery on the island of Funen in central Denmark.

There is next to nothing documented about this pottery, but they seem to have been both popular and busy during their operation going by the amount of pottery that comes up on the secondary markets like Etsy.

The cypher is a simple KK  – and there are quite a few subtle variations by the look of it, but once you get to know it, identification becomes easier.

Kingo Keramik Denmark, Tall Stoneware Vase

Kingo Keramik Denmark, Tall Stoneware Vase

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Allan Lowe, Australia – Simple Modernist Earthenware

Allan Lowe (1907-2001)  – Simple Modernist Earthenware. I am always drawn to the work of this mid-century Australian studio potter.

Allan was a painter before setting up a pottery studio at Merlyston, Victoria, in 1929. His keen awareness of colour on his pottery is probably due to that previous experience.

I love the use of strong colours which contrast so well with the cream coloured earthenware on these simply thrown utilitarian pieces below, typical of the work from Lowe’s studio. They probably date to the early 1960s.

The following bio for Allan is from Judith Pearce’s Australian Pottery site where you can see quite a few examples of his work: Read more