Jun 092010
 

I’m finally getting around to showing off the super cool Camark pottery molds that I picked out from Roy Dudley’s estate sale last Friday morning. I did a write-up last week about the history of the molds and different ways people are decorating with them here.  Yes, decorating!  The details that are so beautiful in the actual pottery is just as awesome in the molds that created them!  After purchasing 14 partial molds and 2 full molds, I was SO glad I had won the huge black shelf I bought a few weeks ago at the Just T’sN auction. Don’t they look great in the shelf?


Here are some close-ups of the molds.  One of my favorites is the rooster mold!

Anyone who knows Camark pottery knows about the big fan vase. I had to get this mold because it’s such a popular vase. I’m in search of the actual vase to display with the mold.

And here’s my absolute favorite. This partial mold created a large beautiful vase:

When I bought the one below, I thought it was a full mold at first. However it’s lacking most of its pieces.  It makes a neat display as the top piece has the sunken design and the bottom piece has the raised design.

I got a couple full molds because I think it might be cool one day to get a kiln and the supplies to actually create some pottery. Kilns usually go cheap at auctions, but I’ve never had an excuse to buy one. Check out this cool ball pitcher mold:

And the uber coolest of them all: The Camark Climbing Cat mold, which creates another favorite Camark piece.  I got *the* Camark pottery mold for the largest of 3 climbing cats.

Inside of the Climbing Cat mold:

Closed up Climbing Cat mold:

Here’s what the actual climbing cat looks like:

This concludes my new Camark Pottery Mold collection! 🙂 Tell me what you think!

I’m joining in with Faded Charm’s White Wednesday:
And also Reinvented’s Trash to Treasure:


And Cindy’s Show and Tell Friday:

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Comments

  1. Kathy says:

    What an excellent find! These are exquisite in their current form! What conversation pieces!
    Kathy

  2. April says:

    Hi there,

    I am in NYC and looking for a white Camark climbing cat (like the one you have pictured above). My employer asked me to repaint one for a dear elderly friend and the piece was stolen from my window sill where I left it to dry. I have been told I must find one to replace it. I have searched ebay and similar sites but have had no luck. If you have any suggestions of where I could find one to purchase, I would greatly appreciate it. Thank you for your time and any advice you may have to offer.

    April

  3. Ashley says:

    I’m so sorry that your work was stolen!! I’ll keep a lookout for one and email you if I find one. I see them fairly often but I can never get them cheap enough for resale. One place you can check is auctionzip.com and do a search for Camark. Auctionzip is site where auction companies all over the nation post their auctions. You can check the photos auctioneers post for a climbing cat and if you see an auction has one, call them with an absentee bid. I went to an auction a month ago and we had absentee bids from New Jersey! I hope this helps. Good luck with your search!

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