Seccombe, Grace. Grace Povey Seccombe (nee Capper) (1880-1956), was born in the potteries district of England, at Tunstall in Staffordshire in 1880.

Her father was a potter and Grace followed in his footsteps before the family migrated to Sydney in 1902.

She studied black and white drawing at Sydney Technical College, and then married and it wasn't until 1926 that she took up art in a professional capacity, concentrating on the manufacture of hand-painted earthenware.

She worked from a modest studio that was part of the family home in the Sydney suburb of Eastwood, making use of the local clay.

She had become a member of the Sydney Society of Arts and Crafts in 1930 and exhibited with the society until 1951.

After her first major exhibition in 1931, staged by the Society of Arts and Crafts, she was contracted to sell her work through the Sydney jewellers Prouds Ltd. stores. She also sold through the Blaxland Gallery at the former Grace Bros in Broadway and the Taronga Zoo gift shop.

During the 1940s Seccombe became known for her small hand-modelled, brightly painted pottery birds and animals. more...

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Grace Seccombe: kookaburra pipe stand glazed in yellow and brown. Remains of original paper label. 7 cm x 12 cm. Good condition

Grace Seccombe: Kookaburra tree stump vase. 9.5 cm

Grace Seccombe, a pair of kookaburra bookends, each bird seated on a tree trunk, the whole in naturalistic glazes 13 cm high 9.5 cm long and 7.5 cm deep. each signed Grace Seccombe in script verso

Grace Seccombe koala salt and pepper shakers marked 'GS AUS' to base, 7 cm high,

Grace Seccombe 'To You the open Sliprails and a Waiting friend' signed 'Grace Seccombe' to base, with crude restorations. Length 14.5 cm

Grace Seccombe pair of blue wren bookends signed 'Grace Seccombe - Australia' to the backs. Chip to one beak. Height 13 cm

Grace Seccombe (1880-1956), attributed, Taronga Zoo rabbit with carrot ashtray and koala vase

A very rare Grace Seacombe ceramic figure of a frog, titled 'Freddie' with impressed signature to base 17.5 cm long

Grace Seccombe ceramic kookaburra signed to the base, small 1 mm chip to beak, 9.6 cm high

A Grace Seccombe (Australia) hand sculpted pottery kookaburra figure, perched on a tree stump, hand painted in naturalistic tones of brown, blue and yellow, the base with printed mark 'Hand Painted', unsigned. Height 9.5 cm

Grace Seccombe 'To You the Open Sliprails and a Waiting Friend' signed 'Grace Seccombe - Australia' to base. Length 15 cm

Grace Seccombe (c. 1880 - 1956), a koala on a branch, glazed earthenware inscribed 'GS' and 'Aus', 8 cm high

Grace Seccombe (c. 1880-1956), a kookaburra perched on a branch, glazed earthenware, inscribed GS and Aus, 9 cm high

Grace Seccombe (1880-1956), a waterbird flower holder, glazed earthenware, marked AuStralia, 18 cm high

Grace Seccombe (c. 1880-1956), a 'Swag Man' carrying his swag and billy, glazed earthenware, unsigned, 7.5 cm high

Grace Seccombe (c. 1880-1956), a kookaburra perched on a branch, glazed earthenware, inscribed GS and Aus, 7 cm high

Grace Seccombe (c. 1880-1956), a koala on a branch,glazed earthenware, signed Grace Seccombe, 14.5 cm high

Grace Seccombe (c. 1880-1956), koala on a branch, glazed earthenware inscribed 'GS and Aus', 11 cm high

Grace Seccombe (c. 1880-1956), a kookaburra on a log, glazed earthenware, signed Grace Seccombe, 17 cm high

Grace Seccombe (c. 1880-1956), two napkin rings, one with a kookaburra and one with a koala, glazed earthenware, inscribed GS, NSW and GS, Aus, 8.5 cm wide (2), good condition

Grace Seccombe (c. 1880-1956), a kookaburra vase, glazed earthenware, inscribed Grace Seccombe, Australia, 11 cm high

Grace Seccombe (1880-1956), a pink galah perched on a branch by glazed earthenware, inscribed GS and Aus, 19 cm high high

Grace Seccombe (1880-1956), a kookaburra perched on a branch glazed earthenware, inscribed Grace Seccombe, Australia, 18.5 cm high

Grace Seccombe(1880-1956), a kookaburra perched on a branch glazed earthenware, unsigned, 14 cm high

Grace Seccombe (1880-1956), 'Billie Bluegum' a titled vase of a koala on a branch, glazed earthenware, inscribed and titled, Grace Seccombe Australia, 20 cm high

Grace Seccombe (1880 - 1956, kookaburra, the earthenware figure realistically modelled perched on a stump, signed Grace Seccombe to base 14 cm high

Grace Seccombe, 'Billy Bluegum' koala figure, hand finished koala on a tree stump with underglazed painting and coloured glazes, artist's signature inscribed to base 'Grace Seccombe Australia Billie Bluegum'. Height 21 cm

Grace Seccombe, koala figurine, hand finished koala on a tree stump with underglaze painting and coloured glazes, artist's stamp on base. Height 12 cm

Seccombe, Grace (1880-1956) koala on medium leaf dish. Signed: 'Gs Aus,' to base. Height 5 cm diameter 11 cm

Seccombe, Grace (1880-1956) kookaburra on green napkin ring. Signed: 'Grace Seccombe, NSW,' to base. Height 4 cm length 8 cm

Seccombe, Grace (1880-1956) koala on green and yellow napkin ring. Signed 'Grace Seccombe, NSW,' to base. Height 4.5 cm length 7.5 cm

Seccombe, Grace (1880-1956) two koalas mounted on large leaf dish. Signed: 'Grace Seccombe, Australia,' to base. Height 6 cm diameter 14 cm

Seccombe, Grace (1880-1956) kookaburra on brown and yellow stump. Unsigned. Height 14 cm

Seccombe, Grace (1880-1956) koala spill vase. Unsigned. Height 13 cm

Grace Seccombe kookaburra, signed on base, titled 'To You the Open Slip Rails and a Waiting Friend'

A Grace Seccombe pink galah, glazed earthenware, numbered 100, impressed Grace Seccombe NSW

A Grace Seccombe Billy Bluegum vase depicting a koala on a branch glazed earthenware, unsigned, numbered 135, with original paper label 14 cm high

Seccombe, Grace (1880-1956) Sydney Zoo Penguin. Inscribed: 'Sydney Zoo,' to top of base. Unsigned. Height five cm

Seccombe, Grace (1880-1956) pair koala salt and pepper shakers. Signed: 'Gs Aus,' to base. Height 7 cm (each)

Seccombe, Grace (1880-1956) pair blue Finch salt and pepper shakers. Unsigned. Height five cm

Seccombe, Grace (1880-1956) small Freestanding kookaburra. Signed: 'Gs Aus,' to base. Height five cm

Seccombe, Grace (1880-1956) grey Finch salt shaker. Unsigned. Height five cm

Seccombe, Grace (1880-1956) small koala paperweight. Signed: 'Gs Aus,' to base. Height 7 cm

Seccombe, Grace (1880-1956) Sliprails. Depicting two kookaburras on sliprail gate with inscription to base: 'To You the Open Sliprails, and Waiting Friend.' Bold signature 'Grace Seccombe,' to base. Height 10 cm

Seccombe, Grace (1880-1956) seven little Australians dish. Bold signature: 'Grace Seccombe, Australia,' to base. Height 8 cm. Diameter 13 cm

Seccombe, Grace (1880-1956) Taronga Zoo koala on trunk pencil holder. Inscribed: 'Taronga Zoo,' to body of item. Indentation to rim of base where glaze has not adhered. Height 9 cm

Seccombe, Grace (1880-1956) kookaburra on blue stump. Signed: 'Grace Seccombe,' to base. Very small chip to end of beak. Height 7 cm

Seccombe, Grace (1880-1956) black swan on water. Signed: 'Grace Seccombe,' to base. Height six cm

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