Robert Armfield (born 1952) is the grandson of the late 1800's North Carolina potter W. M. Williams. M. L. Owens helped him get established as a potter, and for over 5 years he worked with Walter and Dot Auman at their Seagrove Pottery. He established his own pottery, Oakland Pottery, in the Ramseur area; a small chapter on Oakland Pottery appears in Nancy Sweezy's well-known book "Raised in Clay" (pages 218-221). This Robert Armfield traditional style salt-glazed ring jug is a lovely example, and nicely shows off Armfield's potting skills. The side that faced upwards in the kiln is covered with gorgeous glaze drips. The ring jug measures 7 5/8 inches across (not counting the spout) and the piece is in mint condition. It is signed with the "R. ARMFIELD" stamp, as well as with the circular Oakland Pottery stamp with its oak tree design (see photos). Offered with no reserve and an extremely low opening bid.I accept PayPal, or payment may also be made by personal check or money order. T will be a $9 charge for shipping by fully insured UPS Ground, and the ring jug will be carefully bubble-wrapped and double-boxed to ensure safe delivery. I will contact the winning bidder by e-mail shortly after the conclusion of the auction. Good luck!
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