Ashtead Cho-kr ashtray (mark)
Ashtead Eastern Lady
Ashtead Eastern Lady (mark)
Ashtead Guinness ashtray
Ashtead Guinness ashtray (mark)
Ashtead Lloyd George jug
Ashtead Lloyd George jug (mark)
Ashtead LMS ashtray
Ashtead LMS ashtray (mark)
Ashtead Pottery Genozo lion
Ashtead Pottery Genozo lion (marks)
Ashtead Samuel Johnson jug
Ashtead Samuel Johnson jug (mark)
Ashtead teapot (mark)
Four Ashtead grapefruit cups
Four Ashtead grapefruit cups (mark)
Green Ashtead jug
Green Ashtead vase
Green Ashtead vase (mark)
Honey coloured Ashtead jug
Very unusual Ashtead teapot
Very unusual Ashtead teapot (mark)
Ashtead Potters Ltd were active in Ashtead, Surrey between 1923 and 1935.
It was set up by Sir Lawrence Weaver to provide employment for disabled ex-servicemen. The work of several prominent designers was employed, most notable, perhaps, being Phoebe Stabler of Carter, Stabler and Adams.
Queen Elizabeth II was given an Ashtead 'Christopher Robin' set when her parents visited the pottery in1928.
The factory closed, as a combined result of Sir Lawrence's death and the great depression, in 1935.
If you find yourself in or near the charming little town of Leatherhead in Surrey, as we did on a fine July morning, the Leatherhead Museum of Local History in Church Street is worth a visit. They have a nicely catalogued collection of Ashtead pottery on display along with many other interesting exhibits.
|Further Reading:||British Ceramic Art 1870-1940 by John A Bartlett|