Historical information


Working at Bendigo Pottery from April 1972 at the age of 17, Ken Hovenden was also involved in the Lillydale Pottery venture. He worked at Cannie Ridge Pottery for a time, exhibiting work there in 1979. Known as a great thrower, his work featured beautifully fitted lids and quantities of mugs of identical size. In the 1980s, he set up his own pottery at Malmsbury and sold his work through Bangles Gallery at Cobargo. From late 1988 to 1997, he worked under the business name Shiloh Pottery in Castlemaine. His work often features a unique gum leaf design on individually thrown work.

Marks used include KH on Bendigo Pottery Epsom Ware, Kevin Hovenden on Badger Creek Pottery, KH on Lillydale Pottery and his own impressed KH initials.

Physical description

Stoneware teapot with beige glaze and handpainted gumleaves, and stamped 'KH' on the footrim.