Ceramic, Swiss Ceramic

Margrit Linck Swiss Potter delux

There has been so much already said about this important & innovative Swiss Artist & Potter there leaves little for me to add about her creations and innovations.

When i first arrived in Switzerland i came across the name and had no idea what was made by Margrit Linck. Due to the kindness of a dealer i was told what to lookout for and that was the *Fisch* mark. That was the start of the searching and discovering what was out there in the market place. Not having been a lover of ceramics, rather porcelain, i opened myself up to Swiss ceramics on the whole as i had come across so much and when i say on the cheap i really mean on the cheap.

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Africana collectible figure of a newspaper seller…the Cape Argus

Here is a small handmade figure by the housewife potter Peggie Foy of West Wickham London. She started her enterprise working from home and had 4 young ladies,including her daughter,modelling and painting these delightfully naive figures.

Peggie developed the narrative and then the modellers got to work. These earthenware figures were fired at a temperture of 1100 degc which took some hours, thereafter the painters started the detailed task of hand painting these models.This was a family affair as her husband conducted the sales aspect of this enterprising business and not all was made available to the local market as more that 80% was for export. Looking at this paper salesman one can see why and just how right she got the person and trade.

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Native American Art

Chief Oskenonton 1888/1955 Son & Grandson of great Chiefs from the Mohawk tribe of the Bear Clan

A collection of Atrifacts of the famous Mohawk Chief Oskenonton

chief01Being fortunate enough to have been introduced to the history of this famous Chief by means of purchasing the collection shown from a old friend of the Chief.

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Ceramic, Swiss Ceramic

Ruth Keller Swiss Ceramist….Schweiz Keramik

Large charger hand painted with wild Strawberries

keller01Over the years i have come across many differnet styles from this artist with no one definite style that i could nail down. One would have to look at the signature before truly knowing that it was of her creation. Perhaps i have not handled enough to judge it from a distance as her creations vary to a wide degree.

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