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           Joan Clarke Pottery of Ludham

pot marks

Left - an example of Joan's Work
Above - The marks underneath.

Kate Gabriel writes... John and Joan Clarke were potters who produced in Brundall from 1950-8 then moved to Little Orchard, Lovers Lane, Ludham where they produced from 1958-1990. They are both now deceased. They were friends of my mother and father-in-law (Drs David and Diana Gabriel) at Ludham Manor.

Dr David Gabriel bought their kiln, wheel and stock in the late 1980’s. We have a parcel of lead glaze that was originally posted to “Misses and Mr J Clarke” at The Garth, Brundall Lane, Brundall, Norwich. This parcel was found in a large storage shed in the grounds of Ludham Manor.  It has been donated to The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery in Stoke on Trent.

The sack
The Parcel
butter dish
A Joan Clarke butter dish

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