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Posted 6 months ago

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racer4four
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This was my bit of weekly excitement! I was in my local Vinnies and saw a woman pick up this large plate. I immediately recognised the signature on it but more than that fell in love with it! I had to quickly stand very close to her (nonchalantly of course) so that I could grab it as soon as she put it down. It was always going to be mine......$8 I was happy as.

This charger is from Wangrove Potteries NSW which is the last studio that the great potter Rudolf Dybka worked from. An immigrant to Australia in 1968 Dybka established himself as one of our premier ceramicists (even though he probably struggled to make a living).

This plate is typical of his work - effortlessly made in a simple design, beautifully finished and with quirky artwork. I believe Dybka still lives near Murrumbateman but I know that Wangrove is no longer a productive company. He may still be potting (I'm sure Vetraio will know).

Plate is 330mm wide of white clay, glazed to front and lip. Base is unglazed.

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  1. Aimathena, 6 months ago
    Hehe love the swoop story, sounds so AR. LoL Congrats on the find.
  2. racer4four racer4four, 6 months ago
    Thanks Aimathena. I've been taking lessons from AR on op shop strategy and it worked!
  3. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 months ago
    Judith at Bemboka writes that he is still alive and kicking' in Brisbane. Pottin' too!

    http://www.australianpotteryatbemboka.com.au/shop/index.php?manufacturers_id=330
  4. SEAN68 SEAN68, 6 months ago
    VERY BEAUTIFUL!!!
  5. racer4four racer4four, 6 months ago
    Thanks Kevin. I have looked at that bio but it seems to stop with Wangrove closing down. I haven't found that info about where he is now. Glad to hear he is still creating.
  6. racer4four racer4four, 6 months ago
    Thanks Sean for the nice comment. Thanks to Vetraio for providing more info!
    Thanks for loves:
    Aimathena Belltown Phil geo26 aghcollect and AmberRose

    Karen
  7. mackay1st mackay1st, 6 months ago
    Oh My Gosh... I love it!!
  8. racer4four racer4four, 6 months ago
    Thanks Mackey. The birds are cute as!
    Thanks also mikelv.
  9. Manikin Manikin, 6 months ago
    Love these :-))))) They would make you smile everytime you looked at them :-)
  10. racer4four racer4four, 6 months ago
    Thanks Manikin and also mikelv.
  11. DrFluffy DrFluffy, 6 months ago
    Love the birds... They are so cute...
  12. racer4four racer4four, 6 months ago
    Yeah! I love their " 'do"!
    Thanks DrFluffy and pops too.
  13. racer4four racer4four, 6 months ago
    Thanks lisa and tom :)

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