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Stone’s Bristol Pottery

Stone’s Bristol Pottery.

Harvey did not supply glazes at the Technical College, but relied on the glazing service at Stone’s Bristol Pottery, a commercial firm in Brisbane that ran 1894-1956.

Inside Bristol Pottery Old Cleveland Road Coorparoo Brisbane Queensland

Inside Stone’s Bristol Pottery Old Cleveland Road Coorparoo Brisbane Queensland

In order to achieve some control over the limited commercial majolica glazes available at Stone’s, the students were encouraged to inscribe the desired glazes into the bases of their pieces. They must have had samples of the end results, and so were able to request colours.

Clem Ainslie - Harvey School - The Gumleaf Jardiniere 1936

Clem Ainslie – Harvey School – The Gumleaf Jardiniere 1936

The Gumleaf Jardiniere bears the inscription

Inscription of Gumleaf Jardiniere

Inscription of Gumleaf Jardiniere

“Sepia brown and

little yellow   /  2 Blue Beetles

1 Green Beetle “

The results were not always as expected: in this case, there is very little yellow, just a few small splashes to the brown body; two beetles are green, the other one

is blue!

Clem Ainslie - Harvey School - The Gumleaf Jardiniere 1936

Clem Ainslie – Harvey School – The Gumleaf Jardiniere 1936

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