I want to post some photos of
pots, because I know many of them will be better then mine, and some, as
good, as in any museum.
So if you have
photos of pottery that you want to share, email them to me with a description
and I'll post them here. They don't even have to be Poole, I do
actually have friends who collect other kinds of pottery!, and other
factories were making some lovely pots during the same period as Poole
were making theirs. Thank you
also to everyone who's have contributed so far.
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four vases above and the two below all belong to the same collector from
Scotland. Click the photos for larger views and descriptions
are rare patterns that I've not seen before.
a collector from the south of England, must have one of the most
comprehensive collections of 1950's Poole Pottery. The photo above shows
just a part of the collection, but John has also posted lots more images
on his Flickr
pages, and the images below offer closer views of some of his Contemporary
and Freeform Poole.
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thrown Contemporary Poole vases in shapes designed by Alfred Read, Guy
Sydenham and Claude Smale between 1953 and 1957, decorated in patterns
designed by Alfred Read in 1953 and 1955
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shaped, slip cast, Freeform vase shapes deigned by Alfred Read and
Guy Syenham in 1956 and 1957, together with regular hand thrown shapes
in patterns designed by Ruth Pavely in 1956 and 1957.
Above is Graham's kitchen store cupboard
stuffed full of lovely blue and white T.G. Green Cornishware
a huge Delphis collection belonging to Peter in Canada and below a
couple of very nice close up images
Front and back of a lovely slip cast, pierced, Poole wall plaque,
by Lily Markus C1950, belonging to Danny
jaw droppingly gorgeous collection of Art Deco Poole Pottery belongs to
Mark. The collection's been put together over 27 years, so for the
most part prior to eBay!, though pots as impressive and rare as these
don't appear often anywhere. There are a couple of closer views
of Mark's pots below
RV pattern is one of the best I've seen for one of these unglazed
vases. It was painted by Grace Burge who used the x mark between
1927 and 29 and Simon the lucky owner was kind enough to share some photos
This is just a
part of Craig's collection of Poole Delphis - Thanks for sending the photo
Craig, I feel much more normal now!
The photo above was sent in by
Martin. The vase is 11.5cm tall, shape number 114, painted in the fabulous
QB or "dumb bird" pattern by Ruth Dry who worked at Poole from 1928 to
fine feathered design. This is Ozzie's biscuit barrel. It
stands 6" tall, shape number 230, SN pattern, painted by Vera Bridle
between 1923 and 1933
photo arrived in my mailbox with the following note attached - Guy Sydenham
mermaid, modeled as opposed to thrown, and salt glazed, very early Long
Island, the first firing ever to be done there in fact.
is Bob's Aegean charger. Shape number 5, it is signed by Julia Wills
who worked on the Aegean range from 1972 until 1978
is Ozzie's superb collection of bi-colour Deco vases, full of jazzy
Egyptian motifs. The largest pattern AX by Anne Hatchard, C1930,
shape 916 stands 16 inches tall
is Nancy's rapidly growing collection of Freeform Poole. Several pieces
are from eBay but a few Nancy bought from the sales page on this
site The "cactus" pattern vase in the right corner
is my favorite.
another fantastic collection of T.G. Green kitchen jars. They belong
to Rosie who says that she's addicted to collecting china and other
things. "'cos once you have more than 1 of anything... it's a
collection!!" Well I'm sure
I'm not the only one who know's what she means, and its not easy stopping
once you start. The straight sided jars are Sadler 'Kleen
Kitchenware'. The gorgeous curvey pieces are the T.G.Green 'Streamline'.
are Jan's Art Deco Elephant bookends. Designed by Harold Brownsword during
the 1920s, this particular pair were brought in from the Poole Pottery in
This spectacular vase
belongs to Kay who is a collector of Art Deco ceramics. The shape (no.
598) was designed by Harold Stabler and reflects his earlier interest as
a silversmith. The pattern is a trial designed by Truda Carter and
was painted by Margaret Holder between 1930 and 1934.
is Brian's Poole jug with a lovely little wren like bird, shape no. 328, FB
pattern, painted by Mytle Bond
vase belonging to Linda was won at auction in Scotland. Shape 424,
pattern YO, decorated by Phyllis Ryall.
amazing collection of Poole egg cups (shape number 713) belongs to Hilary
and shows, to great effect, the range of patterns used on
traditional Poole. I really could spend hours looking at this photo.
part of Ged's fantastic collection of Freeform Poole. You'd want any
of them, but if I had to choose (if i could choose) I'd go for the little
yellow glazed asymmetrical "Loops" pattern vase in the middle.
is just Some of Edwards, fantastic collection of Traditional Poole, and
below some of his most recent finds made in 2015
The pottery at Poole started out
making tiles and architectural faience (fancy bits to stick onto buildings) in
the second half of the 19th Century. The lucky owner of the salmon tiles
above tells me that they were made at Poole by Tony Morris in 2000.