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    Russell Barr Cowan of Yamin, 25 Ada Avenue, Wahroonga. ( 1892 - 1962) He was the son of William Cowan and his wife Maidie, of "Lindfield," Lindfield. Russell Barr Cowan was educated at Sydney Church of England Grammar School SHORE in the 1908 class and then
    served abroad in WWI as a Lieutenant, 6th Brigade, Field Artillery. He married Dorothy Cooper Cowan (nee Burnett).


    Mr. Russell Barr Cowan was chairman of the glassware section of the Australian Association of British Manufacturers. In that role he promoted the use of tariffs against German, Swedish, Japanese, and Czechoslovakia importers in 1929. He was also part of a firm "WG South & Cowan Ltd" of 352 King Street, Sydney who were the major importers of both the Bizarre and Fantasque lines by Clarice Cliff into Australia. The firm later morphed into Russell Cowan Pty. Ltd., 352/358 Kent Street, Sydney - the same address !!!

    In February 1937 RUSSELL COWAN PTY. LTD., was set up with a capital £10,000; manufacturers' agents, general merchants, and warehousemen. etc. First directors: Russell B. Cowan and Dorothy C. Cowan.

    Russell Cowan Pty. Ltd., 352/358 Kent Street, Sydney; BX5626. They advertised themselves as China and Glass Wholesalers and importers of English China & Glass.


    The Potter's Shop, 136 Pacific Highway, Waitara - a retail outlet for the wholesale business and later (?) a site for the Braemore pottery.



    "This pottery was situated just outside of Waitara Sydney N.S.W from 1939 to 1973. It was owned & operated by Russell Cowan whose parents came to Australia from Scotland." (https://www.flickr.com/groups/2342968@N20/discuss/72157636893480815/)



    Braemore (Scottish Gaelic: Am Bràigh Mòr) is a settlement in Berriedale in the Highland council area of Scotland.


    "Braemore was a commercial pottery set up by Russell Cowan (1892-1962) in Waitara, NSW, in 1939.

    Mr. and Mrs. Cowan and Mr.Richard Cowan are holidaying in Wagga.

    Russell Cowan Pty. Ltd., of 352 Kent Street, Sydney (M3222) advertised themselves as a "China and Glass Wholesale Warehouse Russell Cowan Ltd ". In 1941 they described themselves as "RUSSELL COWAN PTY., LTD.— ENGLISH CHINA & GLASS" Around September 1945 they began advertising for workers "Flower Makers Wanted. Ladies with experience making Pottery Barbola or similar floral work from the Services or under 18 or over 45yrs Russell Cowan Pty Ltd 352 Kent Street Sydney M3222" and in "December 1945: GIRL under l8 with artistic ability required to Pottery Work Hornsby vicinity Apply Russell Cowan Pty Ltd Waitara or 352 Kent Street Sydney." The address in Waitara is not given but close to Hornsby.



    "When Cowan died in 1962, his company Russell Cowan Pty Ltd continued under the management of his son Geoff (1928-2004).(??? Mr.Richard Cowan ) In the mid 1960s, it entered into an agreement with the German company Carstens to make a range of vases and jugs under the name Braemore Carstens. A trademark request for this name was lodged in October 1965 and registered in May 1968 [3].



    While some sources say that Carstens bought Braemore Pottery, this advertisement from the Sydney Morning Herald, Monday, August 12, 1968 p. 18 shows that the company continued to trade under the name Russell Cowan Pty. Ltd. making ‘traditional and modern art pottery’ under the Braemore label and ‘continental designed pottery’ under the Braemore-Carstens label. The advertisement also shows that a similar licencing arrangement had been set up for the production of ‘American-styled lamp bases’ with Haeger.



    Braemore Carstens ware is usually marked with an embossed B-C and the model number which, on the pieces we own, all begin 10xx. Our jug is 1022, the highest number I have recorded so far. It would be interesting to research the shapes and designs licenced for Australian production and compare them to the full Carstens range.



    Listings describe the decoration on our jug as ‘Ankara’ because of its Turkish influences and say it was designed by Von Scholtis in 1964. The base glaze is a rich teal in colour, with the pattern applied using wax resist techniques and metal containing glazes. German versions were made using a reddish-brown clay while a white clay was used in Australian production.



    Geoff Ford [4] has the Braemore Pottery closing in 1973 but Dorothy Johnston shows that the company continued to operate as a pottery and pottery supply business until 1985. Back in Germany Carstens also closed in 1985 after some years in decline.


    The Braemore Carstens story is interesting for a number of reasons. It was unusual for an Australian pottery to license designs in this way. The wares themselves are quite different in style to the more traditional Braemore range, and to the post-war work of other Sydney potteries like Bakewells, Delamere, Florenz, Kalmar, MCP and Pates. Braemore Carstens, Martin Boyd Pottery (with its Melbourne connections) and Fisher Studio stand out in Sydney as exponents of modernist design.



    While the Braemore Carstens ware was not designed in Australia, it was made here by Australian artisans and sold through Sydney retail outlets as Australian made. Mostly true to its German models, there was some play with Australian motifs, as in this 1018 vase." https://australianpottery.wordpress.com/2012/11/23/known-potter-52-braemore-carstens/


    "After Russell Cowan died, his son Geoff (??? or Mr.Richard Cowan ) took over management, keeping the Russell Cowan Pty Ltd company name.

    In the mid 1960s, the company entered into an agreement with the German company Carstens to make a range of vases and jugs under the name Braemore Carstens. Braemore continued to operate as a pottery and pottery supply business until 1985. An embossed 'Braemore' mark was used from 1940 to the late 1950s. Later, a red underglaze 'Braemore Australia' mark was used.

    "http://www.australianpotteryatbemboka.com.au/shop/index.php?manufacturers_id=545"

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    The Sun-Herald (Sydney, NSW : 1953 - 1954) Sunday 20 December 1953 p 46 Advertising
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    The Canberra Times (ACT : 1926 - 1995) Thursday 20 March 1969 p 20 Advertising
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    1969 BRAEMORE ... Flygsfors also mentioned:

    a close up on clothes and homewares
    What does a Grecian urn cost? Anything from 65c to $7.45. Our china has a limited selection of vases,pots, troughs, round flat dishes all in off white Braemore pottery selling for — you'll hardly believe — wholesale prices! We also have several beautiful examples of Swedish Flygsfors blown glass contemporary jardinieres two feet tall, $12.50 each. These and the Braemore's make swank gifts and who is to know how little you paid for them.

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    Maryborough Chronicle (Qld. : 1947 - 1954) Wednesday 23 December 1953 p 5 Advertising
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    1953 advert. vases wall vases

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    Maryborough Chronicle (Qld. : 1947 - 1954) Tuesday 22 December 1953 p 5 Advertising
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    National Advocate (Bathurst, NSW : 1889 - 1954) Friday 8 May 1953 p 4 Advertising
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    1953 ad prices

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    The Blue Mountains Advertiser (Katoomba, NSW : 1940 - 1954) Thursday 25 June 1953 p 2 Advertising
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    National Advocate (Bathurst, NSW : 1889 - 1954) Wednesday 6 May 1953 p 5 Advertising
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    1953 Western Stores

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  8. Technical notes for the craft potter / Russell Cowan Pty. Ltd
    Russell Cowan Pty. Ltd
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  9. POTTERY CLAY EXPERT VISITS YOUTH COLLEGE
    Daily Advertiser (Wagga Wagga, NSW : 1911 - 1954) Thursday 16 June 1949 p 2 Article
    Abstract: The Wagga Youth College pottery class was visited on Tuesday evening by Mr. Russell Cowan and his son, Mr. Richard 195 words
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    The Northern Champion (Taree, NSW : 1913 - 1954) Wednesday 16 February 1921 p 2 Article
    Abstract: Mr. Russell Cowan, youngest son of Mrs. E. Cowan, "Riverdale," Oxley island and the into Thomas Cowan, had the misfortune on 498 words
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    1921 broken leg ???

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    The Northern Champion (Taree, NSW : 1913 - 1954) Saturday 5 December 1936 p 4 Article
    Abstract: Mr. Geo. Tyrie, of Lansdowne, and Mr. S. Currie, of Mitchell's Island, are inmates of the Mayo hospital. Mr. Russell Cowan, of Oxley Island. 459 words
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    1936 Sydney visit ????

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  12. BANK DONATES POTTERY WHEEL TO FAR WEST HOME
    The Riverine Grazier (Hay, NSW : 1873 - 1954) Tuesday 19 February 1952 p 4 Article
    Abstract: The gift of a pottery wheel, specially imported from England, has been made to the Par West Children's Health Scheme, by the 152 words
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    1952 Russell Cowan Pty. Ltd., of Kent Street, Sydney, imported the pottery wheel free of charge and at the same time donated £5/5/- to the Far West Children's Health Scheme.

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    Northern Star (Lismore, NSW : 1876 - 1954) Thursday 14 February 1952 p 7 Article
    Abstract: The gift of a pottery wheel, specially imported from England. has been made to the Far West Children's Health 126 words
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    Russell Cowan Pty. Ltd. imported the pottery wheel free of charge, and donated £5/5/ to the Par West Children's Health Scheme.

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  14. GIFT OF POTTERY WHEEL From Rural Bank to Far West Scheme
    The Murrumbidgee Irrigator (Leeton, NSW : 1915 - 1954) Tuesday 12 February 1952 p 3 Article
    Abstract: The gift of a pottery wheel, specially imported from England, has been made to the Far West Children's Health Scheme by the 153 words
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    The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954) Friday 19 February 1937 p 13 Article
    Abstract: Howard Smith, Ltd., final, half-yearly, ordinary, 2½ per cent., making 33 per cent, for the year. Quarterly, preference divide[?]d at the rate of 6 p ... 290 words
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    RUSSELL COWAN PTY. LTD., capital £10,000; manufacturers' agents, general merchants, and warehousemen. etc. First directors: Russell D. Cowan and Dorothy C. Cowan.

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    The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954) Wednesday 17 December 1952 p 12 Advertising
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    J E SHARPLES ESQ. c/o Russell Cowan Pty Ltd 352 Kent Street Sydney

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    The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954) Friday 7 December 1945 p 11 Advertising
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    December 1945: GIRL under l8 with artistic ability required to Pottery Work Hornsby vicinity Apply Russell Cowan Pty Ltd Waitara or 352 Kent Street Sydney.

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    The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954) Friday 28 September 1945 p 11 Advertising
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    POTTERY Flower Makers Wanted. Ladies with experience making Pottery Barbola or similar floral work from the Services or under 18 or over 45yrs Russell Cowan Pty Ltd 352 Kent Street Sydney M3222Fix thi

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    The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954) Saturday 18 December 1948 p 24 Advertising
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    1948 BOY required in January for Packing Department China and Crystal Warehouse RUSSELL COWAN PTY LTD 312 Kent St Sydney

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    The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954) Saturday 20 March 1948 p 24 Advertising
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    1948: PACKER exper. in China and Glass Wholesale Warehouse Russell Cowan Ltd 3o2 Kent St, or M3222

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    The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954) Saturday 18 July 1953 p 33 Advertising
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    1953 : SENIOR STENOGRAPHER preferably over 30 for city office Must be competent Typist Congenial position 9 1 No Saturdays RUSSELL COWAN 352 Kent St

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    Truth (Sydney, NSW : 1894 - 1954) Sunday 8 June 1941 p 25 Advertising
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    BRITISH GOODS FULL PAGE AD 1941 - RUSSELL COWAN PTY., LTD.— ENGLISH CHINA & GLASS

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    http://www.australianpotteryatbemboka.com.au/shop/index.php?manufacturers_id=545
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    AUSTRALIAN POTTERY AT BEMBOKA description:

    "Braemore was a commercial pottery set up by Russell Cowan (1892-1962) in Waitara, NSW, in 1939. After Russell Cowan died, his son Geoff took over management, keeping the Russell Cowan Pty Ltd company name. In the mid 1960s, the company entered into an agreement with the German company Carstens to make a range of vases and jugs under the name Braemore Carstens. Braemore continued to operate as a pottery and pottery supply business until 1985. An embossed 'Braemore' mark was used from 1940 to the late 1950s. Later, a red underglaze 'Braemore Australia' mark was used."

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    http://australianpottery.wordpress.com/2012/11/23/known-potter-52-braemore-carstens/
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    Known Potter #52

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