Denby Designers – Albert and Glyn Colledge

Denby Designers – Albert and Glyn Colledge

Designers For Denby– Albert and Glyn Colledge The famous pottery at Denby, Derbyshire was founded in about 1809 by William Bourne and his son Joseph. Its beginnings were inauspicious – making salt-glazed stoneware containers for a myriad of domestic products from ink...

Harold Taylor Robinson – Pottery Baron. Part 1: Rise

Harold Taylor Robinson Harold Taylor Robinson is one of the least known, but most influential figures of the 20th Century UK pottery industry. Born in 1877, H. T. Robinson was the son of James Alcock Robinson, a well known Potteries identity and business man. ...
Imari Ware

Imari Ware

Imari Ware – Colourful and Collectible Search eBay for ‘Imari Ware’ and you will turn up hundreds, even thousands, of boldly decorated and exotically oriental blue, red and gold decorated porcelain avidly collected by those captured by its allure. But what is ‘Imari...
Just so Retro – Midwinter’s ‘Stonehenge’

Just so Retro – Midwinter’s ‘Stonehenge’

Just so retro – Midwinter’s Stonehenge Under Roy Midwinter, the firm of W. R. Midwinter Ltd led British ceramic design in the 1950 and 1960s with new, modern shapes that, although radical, were a tremendous success in the marketplace. The Stylecraft, Fashion and...
Blue Denmark – a pattern with a history

Blue Denmark – a pattern with a history

‘Blue Denmark’ – a pattern with a history Under-glaze, transfer printed blue and white ware was, and still is, a staple product of the UK pottery industry.  One of the most famous patterns is ‘ Denmark’ or ‘Blue Denmark’ produced by the business known as...