McCredie vases, jugs, pin dish [sold]

McCredie pottery, Australia, 1940sMcCredie vases & jugs
made in Sydney Australia, 1930s-1940s

Following on from my last post, here is a selection of McCredie vases, jugs and a pin dish in the more usually-found white outer glaze and green interior colourway.

Observant readers of my blog [and I know you are out there!] will recall that I have also posted larger white/green vases – which look fantastic in a contemporary white interior – the off-white tones used by Nell McCredie seem to complement modern day paint schemes. I teamed these larger vases with Waratahs and bright crimson Gerbras- the vibrant colours look fantastic in the simple forms and colours of these 30s and 40s vases.

This selection of McCredie is now for sale; I am reluctantly parting with my collection as we have to move house- these eight pieces are all in excellent vintage condition and are for sale: $AUD125

International Womens Day

Mc Credie vasesMcCredie pieces
made in Sydney, Australia 1930s

I am a big fan of Nell McCredie- she was one of the first women to become an architect in Australia and after designing a number of buildings she turned her hand to art pottery. Nell opened a pottery studio in Epping, Sydney in 1932 to make fine art pottery by hand. All of her pottery pieces have an architectural or structural quality quite different to the art deco shapes and arrangements that her contemporaries were making. She presaged the modernist movement by about twenty years.

McCredie continued to produce pottery right up to her death in 1968; she was interested in art and design in all her work – as she said:

“Pottery-making is definitely an art inasmuch as the design is a purely individual thing. The technique of moulding is mechanical but the conception and execution of a design is an art -a fascinating art.” [Where Pottery is made by Hand, SMH, Oct 20 1936.]

McCredie pottery made vases and domestic ware – often with the distinctive white matt outer glaze as seen in this image -with a contrasting coloured shiny interior glaze. The larger vase seen here has an internal frog; and as with all her pottery, these pieces are hand-signed on the base: McCredie N.S.W.

Happy International Women’s Day- I salute you, Nell McCredie.

These pieces are for sale: $AUD85

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30s vases [sold]

McCredie vasesMcCredie vases
made in Sydney, Australia 1930s

Nell McCredie was an architect before she opened her pottery studio in Epping, Sydney in 1932 to make fine art pottery by hand. McCredie continued to produce pottery right up to her death in 1968, and she was interested in art and design in all her work – as she said:

“Pottery-making is definitely an art inasmuch as the design is a purely individual thing. The technique of moulding is mechanical but the conception and execution of a design is an art -a fascinating art.” [Where Pottery is made by Hand, SMH, Oct 20 1936.]

McCredie made vases and domestic ware – often with this distinctive white matt outer glaze and a contrasting coloured shiny interior glaze. The forms were simple and strong, quite different to a lot of 30s and 40s pottery- and often with the ‘ribs’ seen on these vases.

I’ve styled the vases with Waratah and Gerbras- the single colour flower looks fantastic with the monochrome vase. As with all her pottery, the vases are hand-signed on the base: ‘McCredie N.S.W.’

The two vases are for sale: $AUD150