The Pottery Studio is a knowledge base for collectors, students and lovers of all kinds of pottery. It's a large site, over 7,700 pages - you won't see it all in one sitting - so bookmark it and come back again and again. You will always be welcome.
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The Pottery Studio is a knowledge base for collectors, students and lovers of all kinds of pottery. Our aim is to include examples of work from all the major and minor potters and potteries. There are already over seven thousand seven hundred pages, and we are adding to them regularly. You will find a note against some items that the information has not yet been added. This will be rectified in time.
We have divided the information into three categories - pots, potters and potteries. These are loose terms; a region where a particular type of pottery is made is classified as a pottery, a prominent designer or decorator is classed as a potter. There is an index for each category, and the items within the categories have links to related pages.
We have tried to keep the information clear and concise. We have deliberately avoided giving price guides for two reasons: firstly, the prices can vary widely between countries and regions within countries - the prices we see in the various publications are usually not the prices we would expect to buy or sell for; and secondly, we don't want out-of-date information on the site, and the time involved in updating all our items - which number in the thousands - would not be justifiable. We do not offer a valuation service.
You will find over a hundred unidentified items in the 'pots' list. Strictly, they are not all unidentified - in some cases we know who made them but do not know anything about the maker. In other cases we might have a strong suspicion about the maker, but no conclusive evidence. Browse through the unidentified pieces - you might be able to fill in some missing links. Oh, and there is one - just one - joker in the pack. See if you can spot it.
This is an order. You will not find any nasties here - no pop-ups, no banners taking you to places you would rather not go, no intrusive cookies and most importantly no adware or spyware.
Most of the above was written at the turn of the century when the site started. All is still correct and valid. Some changes have been made over the years and there are still some to come. We have, for instance, opened a saleroom to help pay for the upkeep of the site. We urge you to use it - there are some terrific bargains there, and each pot we sell helps towards the very expensive maintenance costs.
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