Posted 7 years ago
Last week in Vinnies there was this pot in the corner of a cabinet at floor level. I took it out of the cabinet and had a look ... the work on it was amazing. The handle on the lid was worth the price they were asking for this pot.
The signature on the bottom was 'Fat Duck' ... a name I had heard before.
At home the research began and I quickly came up with a pottery in a town called Woombah in northern New South Wales about 670 kilometres away from Sydney where I live. The pottery was run by John Uithol from the 80's until fairly recently.
On one site I found reference to Uithol's death nearly two years ago. It also mentioned an address for his wife Marion a ceramist and a glass artist. It was she who told me that this was one of her late husband's works.
I think its a great piece of Australian Studio Pottery. I've put it here with a piece of Harrachov glass by Milan Metelak.