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    JOHN ARTHUR BARNARD KNIGHT - Born1910 Warracknabeal, Victoria. Died1993. Instructor at the Melbourne Technical College.

    Tom Sanders aka Dorian Sands worked at the Hoffmann pottery in East Brunswick, with John Barnard Knight in South Yarra.

    "John Arthur Barnard Knight (1910-1993) was born in Warracknabeal, Victoria. He studied art at the School of Applied Art at the Melbourne Technical School (now RMIT University), and production methods at the Hoffmann and Maribyrnong Potteries, and also worked in the studio of Napier Waller from 1932-33. After graduating, he joined the staff, teaching pottery, modelling and drawing. In 1939, he took charge of the Pottery Department. In 1940 he married Isabel Grose, one of his students, and they established the Janet Gray Studio at South Yarra. He served in the RAF from 1942-1945, then continued to expand the Janet Gray Studio and to re-organise the teaching of pottery at the school, establishing courses for the Commonwealth Reconstruction Training Scheme, and upgrading classes to certificate and diploma courses in 1949 and 1950. He is best known as an educator, continuing to teach at RMIT until 1975. His own work is signed 'J. A. Barnard Knight (painted or incised)." (http://www.australianpotteryatbemboka.com.au/shop/index.php?manufacturers_id=82)

    "John Arthur Barnard Knight was born in Warracknabeal, Victoria on the 9th of April 1910. His parents were Arthur Knight and Mabel Alice Barnard. He was active from the early 1930s to the late 1970s. During most of this time, he taught pottery at what is now the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT). Prior to this, he and Klytie Pate had worked at Hoffman following their introduction of “Melrose” ware in 1930.

    John had previously studied art at what was then the School of Applied Art at the Melbourne Technical School; it is now the RMIT University. He also studied the production methods at the pottery at Hoffmann Bricks in Brunswick and at the nearby Maribyrnong Potteries. He worked in the studio of Napier Waller from 1932-33.

    After graduating, he and Klytie joined the staff, teaching pottery, modelling and drawing. She left after ten years while he continued on until 1975. In 1939, he took charge of the Pottery Department. In 1940 he married Isabel Gwenda Grose, one of his students, and they established the Janet Grey Studio at South Yarra. They lived nearby at 43 Thanet Street Malvern.

    He served in the RAF from 1942-1945, then continued to expand the Janet Gray Studio and to re-organise the teaching of pottery at the school, establishing courses for the Commonwealth Reconstruction Training Scheme, and upgrading classes to certificate and diploma courses in 1949 and 1950. He is best known as an educator, continuing to teach at RMIT until 1975. His own work is signed 'J. A. Barnard Knight (painted or incised).

    He was a man of firm opinion. An example of the can be found in “ACROSS THE DITCH: Australian Ceramics in the Post War Period; It was at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology that Peter Rushforth, who had spent some years as a prisoner of the Japanese, was introduced to Leach's book (A Potter's Book ) by the ceramics teacher Jack Knight. As a firm believer in earthenware, Knight found this interest in stoneware and oriental ceramics difficult to comprehend; he sat outside in the sun reading a newspaper while Hamada demonstrated at RMIT in the 1960s, saying that they were 'always talking about stoneware ... can't understand them.”

    John also had his workshop in Malvern, a south-eastern suburb of Melbourne where he sold his work under several pseudonyms, one of these being "Janet Grey". I do not know how he arrived at the name, but Dr Janet Grey was responsible for the now defunct milk for school children program in Victoria. John retired with his wife to Flinders on Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula. He died in Victoria in 1993."

    (http://rameking.blogspot.com.au/2012_11_01_archive.html)

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  1. ART SHOWS. Etchings and Pottery.
    The Age (Melbourne, Vic. : 1854 - 1954) Wednesday 9 December 1936 p 19 Article
    Abstract: An exhibition of etchings, wood engravings, and other prints by leading English and Australian artists, together with a display of classic pottery by ... 534 words
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    ART SHOWS. Etchings and Pottery. An exhibition of etchings, wood en gravings, and other prints by leading English and Australian artists, together with a display of classic pottery by John Barnard Knight, is being made by the Sedon Gallery. Elzabeth House.

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  2. [John Barnard Knight : Australian Art and Artists file]
    Knight, John Barnard
    [ Published : 2010 ]
    At State Library VIC
  3. Web page: Dorian Sands
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    In 1949, having completed his studies, Sanders returned to Melbourne. He must have been busy because an advertisement in the Argus shows that, by the end of that year, he was already selling ceramic wares through Georges Department Store under the name ‘Dorian Sands’. He worked at the Hoffmann pottery in East Brunswick, with John Barnard Knight in South Yarra. and with Arthur Boyd and John Perceval at the AMB pottery, before setting up his own studio with his first wife Elizabeth in Eltham in 1954.

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  4. Web page: Bio
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    "John Arthur Barnard Knight (1910-1993) was born in Warracknabeal, Victoria. He studied art at the School of Applied Art at the Melbourne Technical School (now RMIT University), and production methods at the Hoffmann and Maribyrnong Potteries, and also worked in the studio of Napier Waller from 1932-33. After graduating, he joined the staff, teaching pottery, modelling and drawing. In 1939, he took charge of the Pottery Department. In 1940 he married Isabel Grose, one of his students, and they established the Janet Gray Studio at South Yarra. He served in the RAF from 1942-1945, then continued to expand the Janet Gray Studio and to re-organise the teaching of pottery at the school, establishing courses for the Commonwealth Reconstruction Training Scheme, and upgrading classes to certificate and diploma courses in 1949 and 1950. He is best known as an educator, continuing to teach at RMIT until 1975. His own work is signed 'J. A. Barnard Knight (painted or incised)." (http://www.australianpotteryatbemboka.com.au/shop/index.php?manufacturers_id=82)

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  5. Web page: NGV
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    Vase
    (1950s)
    JANET GRAY POTTERY, Melbourne (manufacturer)
    John Barnard KNIGHT (potter)
    Elizabeth KNIGHT (decorator)

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  6. Web page: pottery
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    janet gray

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  7. Web page: JOHN KNIGHT
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    "It was at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology that Peter Rushforth, who had spent some years as a prisoner of the Japanese, was introduced to Leach's book by the ceramics teacher Jack Knight.[10] As a firm believer in earthenware, Knight found this interest in stoneware and oriental ceramics difficult to comprehend; he sat outside in the sun reading a newspaper while Hamada demonstrated at RMIT in the 1960s, saying that they were 'always talking about stoneware ... can't understand them.'[11]

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  8. ART Rapid Impressions
    The Australasian (Melbourne, Vic. : 1864 - 1946) Saturday 19 December 1936 p 18 Article
    Abstract: Miss Jessie C. A. Traill had an interesting exhibition of travel sketches at her studio a few days ago. The show was styled "Melbourne to Carpentaria ... 719 words
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    A section of the exhibition is devoted to classic pottery by Mr. John B. Knight. He is a member of the staff of the Melbourne Technical School. His taste in form, colour, and decoration is excellent, and his technical ability leaves nothing to be desired. Those in search of tasteful Christmas gifts would be well advised to visit this art exhibition.

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  9. Australia Scores Again
    Daily Advertiser (Wagga Wagga, NSW : 1911 - 1954) Thursday 14 November 1940 p 2 Article
    Abstract: It is well worth a trip to Castles Corner to see the fine display of gift ware. There's such a lot of attractive Australian work, top This time, we 183 words
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    t is well worth a trip to Castles Corner to see the fine display of gift ware. There's such a lot of attractive Australian work, too. This time, we want to tell you about the pottery. It has such a lovely finish— a sort of blistery creamy surface in soft shades of cream pink ind blut Its shape is definitely new — a little vase would be attractive in any room, and what's more, every piece, is autographed by the maker— Janet Gray. This is just one type of Australian pottery Call in and see it for yourself at Castles, in Baylls-street, Wagga Janet Gray work is priced as low as 4/6* .

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  10. MR. A. KNIGHT TO MISS M. A. BARNARD.
    Punch (Melbourne, Vic. : 1900 - 1918; 1925) Thursday 8 July 1909 p 35 Article
    Abstract: The marriage of Miss Mabel Alice Barnard, third daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Barnard, of “Rona,” Hawthorn, and Mr. Arthur Knight, only son of Mr. ... 393 words
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    MR. A. KNIGHT TO MISS M. A. BARNARD. The carriage of Miss Mabel Alice Barnard, third daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Barnard, of "Iiona," Hawthorn, and Mr. Arthur Knight, only son of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Knight, of "Ophirhurst," Malvern, was celebrated in the drawingroom of Mr. Alfred Barnard's residence on Tuesday, 1st June, the families of the bride and bridegroom only being present. The Rev. W. Hurst Cooper, M.A., B.D., officiated. The bride, who was given away by her father, wore a handsome gown of peach coloured taffeta chiffon, trimmed with Honiton lacc and gold tinsel, which was set off by a rich silk guipure cutawav coat. Wedding breakfast was served in the music-room, which was, like the drawingroom, prettily decorated with choice flowers and pot plants. The bride's travelling costume

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  11. EXHIBITS BY STUDENTS IN ARTS AND CRAFTS SHOW
    The Herald (Melbourne, Vic. : 1861 - 1954) Saturday 11 September 1937 p 6 Article
    Abstract: Technical school exhibits give unusual interest to the annual exhibition of the Arts and Crafts Society of Victoria, which will be opened in the lowe ... 415 words
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    A group of pottery by Melbourne Tech nical School students Is another inter esting exhibit Klytle Sclater, J. A. Bar nard Knight, and G. J. Kelly are prp- mising potters. Another young exhibitor of promise h Loudon Sainthill, who shows printed linens and other textiles,

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  12. Fine Drawings Of Ballet By Daryl Lindsay
    The Herald (Melbourne, Vic. : 1861 - 1954) Tuesday 8 December 1936 p 7 Article Illustrated
    Abstract: The balletomane who is also a lover of drawings -- and who could imagine the one not being the other -- will find a double satisfaction in Daryl Lind ... 672 words
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    John Barnard Knight Is 'one of our mors Inventive potters, His shapes are fsnerally very good, and he achieves a lie rango of effect! with mixed clays and metal and other glazes, Particular ly striking are his results with glazes and stippled decorations on a simple red curihernwure ground.

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  13. Advertising
    The Age (Melbourne, Vic. : 1854 - 1954) Monday 2 March 1908 p 4 Advertising
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    GENERAL. light. for small family. Ophirhurst, 10 Mercer-rd., Malvern.

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  14. Advertising
    The Age (Melbourne, Vic. : 1854 - 1954) Saturday 24 February 1900 p 3 Advertising
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    MALVERN. ophirhurst, No. 10 MEltCEU-road. recherche villa furnishings. walnut upright grand piano, by WUmcr. american walnut CABINET organ, Bell. brussels aud Other CARPETS and RUGS. Walnut- Drawingroom Suite, in Uep. Rosowood Mirrored Cabinet. Whatnots, Tables, ' Vases and Ornaments. Ebon Overmantel and Music Canterbury. Carl?(! oL,APK'PD FINING SUITE, Leather. MASSIVE BEVEL GLASS SIDEBOARD. BLACKWOOD 'TELESCOPE DINING TABLES. Dinner and Tea Services and Glassware. SUPERIOR BEDROOM SUITES. Cheats of Drawers, Wardrobes,' and FURNISHINGS of 4 BEDROOMS. 0/!',®? and Stove, American Cooking Stove, Dives , Nearly New, with General- Furnishings. Splendid Bay PONY, "BESSIE." ALEXANDRA CART and HARNESS. &c. TAMES A. WISE lias received instructions from r ,V\ "' Maftcrs. >sq. (who is leaving for Europe) to sell by uuctiou, at his residence, as above. Terms— cash. Catalogues at rooms, 317 Collins-street. On vmw day prior to sale— 11 to 4.

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    The Age (Melbourne, Vic. : 1854 - 1954) Saturday 5 March 1898 p 5 Advertising
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    SINGING. Voice Production, Deep Breathing. Miss Kllltt Matters (pupil Stgnnr. Buzzi). Ophirhurst, Mcrcer-rd., Miilvern. Qnarter any date. .

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  16. Family Notices
    The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) Saturday 8 July 1916 p 13 Family Notices
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    GROSE (nee Rita Brock).—On the 21st June, at "Rossmore," private hospital, South Yarra, to Mr. and Mrs, Fred. Grose—a daughter (Isobella Gwenda).

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