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Dartmouth and The South Devon Potteries

By Matt White

ISBN: 9781861265050
PUBLISHED: July 2002
PAGES: 160
BINDING: Hardback
SIZE: 246x189 mm
INSIDE: 200 colour photos

Dartmouth Pottery has won admiration among collectors for its distinct and colourful handmade china. Its gurgling fishes, flower holders and polka-dot ware are famous around the world. This book traces its history from its beginnings in 1948 to today’s modern pottery in Warfleet, Dartmouth. The two nearby potteries of Babbacombe and Sandygate are featured; their wares being increasingly sought by collectors.

Topics include: Detailed sections on Dartmouth pieces. A collecting guide identifying the right pottery to buy. Extensive lists of pottery mould numbers, dates and glaze colours. Step-by-step descriptions of the making of Dartmouth Pottery’s famous gurgling fish jugs.

Illustrated with a wealth of historic photographs and advertisements, and interviews with artist and decorators – this book is essential reading for all those with a love for this Devon pottery.

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