Australian Pottery is a highly collectable field and for the new collector it can be a dauting field. This guide will help you become a more discerning and knowledgeable buyer.
- Learn about the artists and their work
Firstly, you need to have a sound knowledge base about Australian pottery. Go to your local library and see if they have any books to get you started. Search the net with your favourite artist and read up all you can.
Secondly, visit antique and collectable fairs, museums and antique shops. Look at the items, observe the glazes the decoration, the signature, the craftsmanship. Talk with the dealers and the collectors, find out more about the item and observe and feel the item if allowed. Look at the glazes used and the beauty of the object.
Australian pottery has many examples of australian flora and fauna. Remued pottery has fabulous items which have lovely gnarled branches which form the handle of a vase or jug. Grace Secombe is well known for her beautifully crafted Australian animals.