There has been a recent increase in the number of pots submitted to nzpotters.com for identification.
If you have a ceramic work that you cannot identify perhaps the combined knowledge of NZSP 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.
Contact the potter who made the work.
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.
Registered as an incorporated society in 1965 by an enthusiastic group of potters in Wellington, New Zealand, NZ Potters (Inc.) has grown to become a significant international voice in New Zealand ceramics. The affiliation of about three dozen independent pottery clubs throughout New Zealand together with a number of corporate businesses greatly increases its effective membership. We are a national, not-for-profit organisation representing the interests of practising potters and ceramicists, students of ceramics and all those interested in New Zealand ceramics. We actively support and promote quality, and we encourage and support specialist ceramics education nationally.