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There has been a recent increase in the number of pots submitted to for identification.

If you have a ceramic work that you cannot identify perhaps the combined knowledge of Ceramics NZ members could help.

Each submission in the pot identification forum can be accompanied by an image to illustrate the work. Submissions may be replied to and each reply may also include one image.

Valuing Ceramics

There are two options for obtaining a valuation on ceramics.

  1. Contact the potter who made the work.
  2. Obtain a valuation from a recognised valuer.

Howard Williams was officially listed in the NZ Insurance directory for several years doing exactly this job for insurance claims on broken pottery. He still does this work, providing an official estimate letter for the insurance company for around $60 to $100. Enquiries to him should be sent with several photos from appropriate angles, plus of its mark (or a clear drawing of same)a pot’s full measurements, name of the maker and date if known. Original bought price and from where the pot was acquired can also be a help.

Howard's email is


Can you identify these ceramic works?

The list below shows titles and the brief description entered with the submission. To view the full submission statement and associated replies and image, click the arrow button in the title line.

Identification topics are listed below (groups of 6) in reverse date order - latest first. Total topics = 30

Blue Pottery bowl - circa 1978  

Blue pottery bowl

16-Mar-18 - Diane Arden - Australia - Pot_ID - 157 Replies 0
Wanting to know who made this work  

Find out about maker V

01-Mar-18 - Kim Logue - Tomarata - Pot_ID - 156 Replies 0
Could anyone help me identify the potter who made this?  

Pottery wall hanging of Eucalypt leaves and seed pods.

23-Feb-18 - James - Christchurch - Pot_ID - 155 Replies 0
Mum's Pots  

03-Feb-18 - Kate Hamilton - Pot_ID - 154 Replies 0
Can anyone help identify the potter?  

15-Jan-18 - Trish - Pot_ID - 153 Replies 0
Small pots and jug  

10-Jan-18 - Barbara Dinnissen - Auckland - Pot_ID - 152 Replies 1

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