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FISHER STUDIO c. 1955

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    Posted 3 years ago

    vetraio50
    (701 items)

    The dish was the first item that I bought here in Sydney over fifteen years ago. It bears a 'fish' mark beneath. On my travels I had seen the fish symbol for years and had wondered about its origins. A dealer friend Ken Neale had picked up a great dish at Surry Hills market ... a real beauty.

    The fish image just remained in my mind.

    Much later on did I discover the 'fish' emblem related to John and Edith Fisher.

    Studio Fisher was a firm set up in the Sydney suburb of Glebe by two immigrants in 1954 : John & Edith Fisher. That was just four years after their arrival in Australia from Czechoslovakia. John Fisher was a self-taught artist and had learnt about ceramics on the job while working as a modeller and designer at some Sydney factories. In 1956 the factory moved south to the suburb of Kogorah in Banks St., making clip cast wares that were extremely innovative in design. The factory closed in 1959.

    The decoration on my bowl and vase in these photos reminded me of the decoration on Stig Lindberg's wares from the mid-century. It is only recently that I have begun to understand the connections. But I can also see Italian references to Fratelli Fanciullacci and others. Perhaps Poole Popcorn too !!!

    'Studio Fisher ceramics have a much of personality you may be vainly looking for in mass-produced articles ... beautiful shapes, contemporary decorations .... continental quality Australian made.'

    This comes from the Fisher catalogue and may well have been written by their distributor, George Berger. George was quite a character ... he imported Orrefors glass into Australia and would have been aware of current trends in Sweden. Photos and designs from the Fisher catalogue are very similar to Swedish ceramic factories like Gustavsberg and Uppsala-Ekeby.

    When the pottery closed John Fisher taught printing and 'creative thinking' until 1977. He was involved with early experiments in holography at Macquarie University and secured himself a teaching position at Sydney University, lecturing in art and creativity. He died in 1995

    Comments

    1. vetraio50 vetraio50, 3 years ago
      Many thanks EYE4BEAUTY !!!
    2. PostCardCollector PostCardCollector, 3 years ago
      CUTE!! and I have never seen the emblem!
      vetraio50.....Please read this notice. postcardcollector can be reached at skibumbuddy@yahoo.com. maybe someone has a clue why I cannot post??? (near 3 weeks-and no reply from CW) Anyone wanting to write me is welcome .Lois
    3. racer4four racer4four, 3 years ago
      I dream of owning a Fisher piece Kevin. Yours are fantastic.
      I can see the similarities with the Scandi products of the time and the associations make sense.
    4. vetraio50 vetraio50, 3 years ago
      Many thanks EFESGIRL, AURA, HO2CULTCHA, POSTCARDCOLLECTOR, KAREN & MANIKIN !!! !! !!!
    5. SEAN68 SEAN68, 3 years ago
      JUST STUNNING!! FABULOUS!!
    6. fleafinder fleafinder, 3 years ago
      love the art scene and creative vibes in australia. remember going to the arts market in perth to visit my aunt and the pottery and ceramics there were just wow! what a wonderful piece of art and history you have here.
    7. vetraio50 vetraio50, 3 years ago
      Many thanks SEAN, FLEAFINDER, TASSIEDEVIL, FORTAPACHE, FLEAFINDER, VALENTINO, MIKELV & ARTFOOT too !!!!
    8. vetraio50 vetraio50, 3 years ago
      Many thanks CAPERKID, DECOVOO, THOMAS, MIKE & JSCOTT !!!!
    9. vetraio50 vetraio50, 3 years ago
      Thanks NIGE !!!! ! !!!!
    10. vetraio50 vetraio50, 3 years ago
      Many thanks KERRY, BELLTOWN & POIRE !!!!!
    11. kivatinitz kivatinitz, 3 years ago
      thanks for this interesting post
    12. vetraio50 vetraio50, 3 years ago
      Many thanks KIVATINITZ & TEDSTRAUB !!!
    13. vetraio50 vetraio50, 3 years ago
      Many thanks BMV & SCOTTIE too !!!!
    14. vetraio50 vetraio50, 3 years ago
      Many thanks MARYH & HO2CULTCHA !!!!
    15. vetraio50 vetraio50, 3 years ago
      Many thanks MARTIKA !!!!
    16. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 3 years ago
      These ARE awesome! I will remember that fish mark too for now on. I saw a copy of the tall one and almost bought it until I saw a sticker on the bottom. I'm glad the sticker was still there, a proven copy or I would have paid for nothing. Thanks so much for the great post and info!
    17. vetraio50 vetraio50, 3 years ago
      Many thanks SHAREURPASSION !!!!
    18. vetraio50 vetraio50, 3 years ago
      Be careful though ... these are Australian. It's totally possible you'll see them in the U.S. .... I'd love to see it.
    19. vetraio50 vetraio50, 3 years ago
      Many thanks NICEFICE !!! !!! !!!
    20. kivatinitz kivatinitz, 3 years ago
      vetraio this post is so interesting
    21. vetraio50 vetraio50, 3 years ago
      Many thanks for your kind comments KIVATINITZ !!!!
    22. vetraio50 vetraio50, 3 years ago
      Many thanks RADEGRUNDER !!! ! !!!
    23. vetraio50 vetraio50, 3 years ago
      Many thanks CINDB !!! !! ! !! !!!
    24. vetraio50 vetraio50, 3 years ago
      Many thanks JLMAM !!! ! !!!
    25. vetraio50 vetraio50, 3 years ago
      Many thanks TTOMTUCKER ... SEASON's GREETINGS to YOU & YOURS !!! ! !!!
    26. martika martika, 3 years ago
      I hope you are having a very merry Christmas and a happy new year ( all year ) !!! xxx
    27. rniederman rniederman, 3 years ago
      Happy holidays, vetraio50!
    28. vetraio50 vetraio50, 3 years ago
      Many thanks RNIEDERMAN, JEWELS & MARTIKA !!! !! !!!
    29. vetraio50 vetraio50, 3 years ago
      Many thanks ANNE !!!

    30. vetraio50 vetraio50, 3 years ago
      Many thanks PHIL !!!!
    31. vetraio50 vetraio50, 3 years ago
      Many thanks VINTAGELAMP !!! ! !!
    32. vetraio50 vetraio50, 3 years ago
      Many thanks IVONNE !!! ! !!!
    33. vetraio50 vetraio50, 3 years ago
      Many thanks ROYCROFTBOOKSFROMME & KYRATANGO !!! !! ! !! !!!
    34. OneGoodFind OneGoodFind, 3 years ago
      vetra, these are beautiful. Your information and pic are awesome as always. Thanks for sharing and loving. :)
    35. vetraio50 vetraio50, 3 years ago
      Many thanks ONEGOODFIND & SCOTTIE too !!!!
    36. SEAN68 SEAN68, 3 years ago
      Hello Kevin , I was wondering if you could post a pic of the opening of the vase to see.
    37. vetraio50 vetraio50, 3 years ago
      Well it is slightly different SEAN. Four pleats on mine and five on yours I believe.

      Many thanks ROYCROFTBOOKSFROMME !!!!!
    38. vetraio50 vetraio50, 3 years ago
      Many thanks JUSTANOVICE & RADEGRUNDER !!! ! !!!
    39. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 3 years ago
      I just had to come by and say hi to you! I went to your page to pick something out and I think this happens to be my favorite as I see I have already commented on it! loves are better than 1!!! ;)
    40. vetraio50 vetraio50, 3 years ago
      Many thanks ELISABETHAN and SHAREURPASSION for those kind words too !!!
    41. vetraio50 vetraio50, 3 years ago
      Many thanks HO2CULTCHA !!! ! !!!
    42. vetraio50 vetraio50, 3 years ago
      Many thanks ROYCROFTBOOKSFROMME !!!!
    43. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
      Many thanks ELISABETHAN !!!! !!!!
    44. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
      Many thanks NEWFLD !!!
    45. vetraio50 vetraio50, 1 year ago
      Many thanks MELANIEJ & ELISABETHAN !!!!
    46. vetraio50 vetraio50, 1 year ago
      Many thanks DLPETERSEN & VYNIL !!!!!!
    47. vetraio50 vetraio50, 11 months ago
      Many thanks ROYCROFTBOOKSFROMME !!!!!
    48. vetraio50 vetraio50, 11 months ago
      Many thanks AURA !!!!
    49. vetraio50 vetraio50, 10 months ago
      Many thanks STEPTOE !!!!
    50. vetraio50 vetraio50, 10 months ago
      Many thanks RADEGRUNDER !!!!,!!!!
    51. vetraio50 vetraio50, 8 months ago
      Many thanks AUSTRO !!!!

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