Tuesday, July 7, 2009
Kerryl Pottery, 53 Banbury Road Reservoir Victoria 1958 to 1980. Incised “Kerryl M5” to base. The name may be derived from Margot Kerr who worked at Remued from the early 1930s and was responsible for introducing the now highly collectable gumleaf/gumnut design, although it is believed that it was named for Kerry, the son of Allan and Myrtle James. The pottery was founded by Allan James, formerly of Remued. The "M" series may be named for Myrtle James, wife of Allan. Distictive slip cast, relatively small ramekins, square shape with rounded corners and pinched sides. Plain black glaze to the exterior with various plain colour glazes on the interior. Handles shaped like fishtails. Kerryl followed Remued after it folded in the mid 1950s.