Torquay Pottery Mark Book
Edited by Keith Poole
This 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.
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Torquay Pottery - A Local Story
Catalogue compiled by ANDY VIOLET
Although 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.
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The Art of the Torquay and South Devon Potters
Edited by KEITH POOLE ISBN 0 9515089 4 6The Art of the Torquay and South Devon Potters
This 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.
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