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Compiled and edited by Brenda Kimber and Kerry Fisher, 48 page booklet with over 160 full colour photographs of pots plus a short biopic of Ken Hall and a brief history of Faience Wares.
Edited by Keith PooleThis edition has been fully updated with in excess of 200 new marks being added, and now contains marks and back stamps from all of the Devon and related potteries.As well as the North Devon and Somerset additions, there are also some exciting new trade outlet marks, and an index to the contents of the book. To accommodate these additions a new format has been used, and whilst it will still be a pocket size reference book, it should withstand everyday usage better than its predecessor, having a more robust cover.
Edited by VIRGINIA BRISCO ISBN 0 9515089 0 3Torquay MottowaresPublished in 1989, this A5 sized volume contains 64 pages with 55 plates, 15 of them in full colour.The term 'mottoware' is used to describe any type of ceramics that has writing on it and this volume is a detailed illustrated guide to the mottowares produced by the many potteries in the South Devon area, the products of which are collectively known as Torquay pottery. The development of these mottowares is profusely illustrated, from early Aller Vale examples of the 1880s, down to the demise of the potteries in the 1960s. The subject is looked at, not just from the historical angle, for there are sections on how to identify and date them and on how they were made.Further sections deal with miniatures and children's wares, mottowares with a Christmas theme, puzzle jugs and scent bottles and a final section lists just some of the many mottos which have been found on them.
Edited by KEITH POOLE ISBN 0 9515089 4 6The Art of the Torquay and South Devon PottersThis beautiful book was published by the T.P.C.S. in 1996, to mark the twentieth anniversary of the Society. It is of A4 size and contains 212 pages, packed with information and photographs. There are 216 plates, nearly half of which are in full colour.Here you will find vast amounts of information about the history of the Torquay potteries, the artists and craftsmen who worked there and the best of the pottery they produced. There are also numerous line drawings, details of the marks found on the pottery and a brief history of the Torquay Pottery Collectors Society, from its founding.Many Society members contributed their knowledge and photographs of their pots to this publication and the book focuses on superior examples of the Torquay potters' art. New collectors will be amazed by the range of pots which were produced and by their quality.
by VIRGINIA BRISCO ISBN 0 9515089 1 1Torquay Commemoratives and Advertising WaresPublished in 1991, this fascinating book is of A5 size and contains 98 pages, with 74 plates; 17 of them in full colour. Also reproduced are various extracts and advertisements from old newspapers and magazines.The Torquay potteries produced commemoratives for all the coronations and jubilees between 1887 and 1953, as well as a wide variety of military, local and personal commemoratives; made from local clays and decorated with traditional coloured slips and sgraffito inscriptions. Sections include Royal Commemoratives, Politicians and Political Causes, Military Commemoratives, Personal Commemoratives and Commemoratives which have a Religious Theme.The second section of this colourful volume deals with advertising wares and Torquay pottery was used to sell a great variety of things, from cigarettes and alcohol to soap and coal. There were pieces to advertise cafes, hotels and holiday camps and a whole range of souvenirs from 'The Oldest Chymist Shoppe in England'. Some of the potteries made items to advertise their own wares and most contributed to a wide range of perfume bottles.
Edited by Joan Allen & Virginia Brisco, published by Newton Abbot Town Council.
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Catalogue compiled by ANDY VIOLETAlthough originally produced as a catalogue to accompany a major exhibition of Torquay pottery, held in Newton Abbot, Devon, in September 2001, this is undoubtedly the best beginners' overview of the subject of Torquay pottery currently available.Produced in A5 format, with 80 pages and card covers, it contains full colour captioned photographs of all the four hundred and seventy one pots which appeared in the exhibition. In addition, there are over eighteen pages of text, giving a good outline history of all of the potteries in the Torquay area; which existed between 1869, when the Watcombe Pottery commenced manufacture, and 1969, when the little St Marychurch Pottery closed (some seven years after Watcombe had closed its doors).After reading this catalogue, the complete beginner will have a broad understanding of the incredibly wide range of wares manufactured by the Torquay potteries and will, furthermore, come to appreciate them in their historical perspective. Even the more advanced collector will be delighted and amazed by the number of different patterns and shapes which remain to be collected; although, even this wide assortment only really scratches the surface.
by VIRGINIA BRISCO ISBN 0 9515089 2 XDartmouth Pottery - A Collectors GuidePublished in 1993, this 6x 9 book runs to 88 pages, with 34 colour plates and 61 more in black and white. There are also a number of line drawings and illustrations of the marks which appear on the base of the pots. The volume is based on original research by Reginald Score and gives a fascinating insight into the history of the Dartmouth Pottery and its products.This pottery was one of the youngest of the Torquay potteries, being founded in 1948. To many people 'Dartmouth Pottery' means mottoware, gurgling jugs and monochrome flower holders. Yet their products were infinitely more diverse, ranging from beautiful art pottery to finely moulded toby jugs and sporting tankards. More recently, the company's moulded wares included money boxes and models in the form of animals and birds. These can be found at antique fairs and flea markets and make an interesting area of collecting at 'affordable' prices.
by JOHN HOBBS ISBN 0 9515089 6 2Devonmoor Art Pottery and its ManufactureFirst published in 1998, under the title 'The Devonmoor Art Pottery, Liverton', this work has been completely revised and updated. Originally only available in photocopied form, the new edition, published by the TPCS in 2000, is of 64 pages with 47 plates; 39 of them in full colour.This is the definitive history of this small South Devon pottery, its owners and employees and the distinctive pottery it produced over some sixty years of life.
Edit By Virginia Brisco, published by Virginia & Bill Brisco.