Delphis was the name used
for all the Poole Pottery Studio output when it was first launched
for retail in October 1963. As other ranges were developed over the
following years - Aegean and Atlantis - Delphis was used to describe
only the brightly coloured painted wares that are to be seen in these
galleries. The leading figures in the development of this pottery were
the designer Robert Jefferson, potter Guy Sydenham, and Tony Moris who was
employed for his painting skills.
The Delphis range used a black wax resist technique to delineate abstract
patterns. Every piece is pretty much unique, with designs created by the
decorators themselves, and with serendipity playing a big part too.
Marketed as "irreproducible", this was true freedom of expression that befits the 1960ís.
to open the box way
These fantastic screen printed
Poole tiles are not Delphis. I think they were designed by Alfred
Read in the mid-1950's