Category Archives: Poole Pottery

Contemporary Poole Pottery Freeform Vase – Perfect Christmas Gift

We have just added this stunning contemporary Poole Pottery Freeform vase to our website:

Poole Freeform Vase PGS pattern, Alfred Read

Poole Pottery contemporary ware vase by Alfred Read

This Poole Pottery vase stands around 25cm tall and is perfect for everyday use, if you’re looking for a usable collectable! It has been decorated with the PGS pattern, which was designed by the pottery’s leading designer, Alfred Read, and is very modern in style and design.

Dating from the late 1950’s, this Freeform vase is instantly recognisable, and its sleek shape and distinctive 1950s pattern, which features a stylised plant design and coloured bands, still look good today and will work well with most modern homes and furniture.

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Poole Pottery is very popular with collectors of all designs. Over the years it has produced a vast range of styles and the pottery’s quality of design and production is always evident.

Queen Elizabeth II Cornonation Jug 1953 – Poole Pottery Commemorative Collectable

If you’ve been enjoying the Diamond Jubilee festivities over the weekend and are now looking for a commemorative collectable to celebrate the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II in 1953, then you might want to take a look at this superb Poole Pottery jug:

Poole Pottery Queen Elizabeth II Coronation Jug

Poole Queen Elizabeth II 1953 Coronation Jug – CLICK HERE

This Poole Pottery commemorative jug was produced by the pottery to celebrate the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II in 1953. It has been decorated by Poole decorator Jean Cockram and has a wonderful classic design perfect for any kitchen!

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Looking For Some 1950’s Retro Glamour?

If you’re looking for some 1950’s style retro objects for your home then why not consider a piece of Poole Pottery Contemporary Freeform ware? See two examples below:

Poole PRB Alfred Read Vase - Poole Decorator Gwen Haskins Poole Alfred Read Freeform PRB Pattern Bowl

Poole Alfred Read vase & Poole Freeform bowl

As you’ll see from the two pieces pictures above the soft streamlined shapes and cool toned colouring really are reminiscent of the 1950’s era. The first piece is a Poole Pottery vase decorated in the Poole PRB pattern which was designed by Poole’s noted designer Alfred Read in the mid 1950’s. This particular piece has been decorated by Gwen Haskins who was a senior paintress at Poole at this time – and the pattern she’s painted onto this vase with cool brown tones and intertwined lines are indeed very modern in style.

The Poole bowl pictured above is also decorated in this stylish Poole pattern which was designed by Alfred Read. Believed to have been decorated by Diane Holloway this particular Poole bowl can be dated to the mid to late 1950’s. A perfect accompaniment to the streamlined vase at its side!

We have a wide range of Poole Pottery for sale including Poole Freeform pieces, vivid retro pieces from the Poole Delphis & Aegean ranges and some traditional-style Poole Pottery.

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Poole Pottery by Paul Atterbury – A Must For Any Poole Collector

Do you collect Poole Pottery? Maybe you just have an interest in the pottery – perhaps you live in the area! Whatever your interest the Poole Pottery guide by Paul Atterbury is a must if you’re serious about Poole Pottery.

This is a very comprehensive hardback book with over 200 pages full of stunning colour illustrations of patterns, shapes, pottery marks, decorators marks and a history of the pottery. I’d certainly recommend it if you’re interested in Poole pottery.

In our Recommended Books section you’ll find a wide range of books that we have reviewed following using them, it’s certainly worth a browse. To visit our Recommended Books section – click here.

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Poole Pottery – The Collecting Options

When it comes to collecting Poole Pottery there’s a whole range of collecting areas from the bright and vibrant Poole Delphis range, to the slighter more toned Poole Aegean range, to the earlier and traditional styles of the Carter, Stabler & Adams pieces.

Poole Aegean Spear Dish, Poole Freeform Planter, Poole Traditional Vase

Which one you collect might depend on several things such as do you want a truly decorative collection or would you like to actually use pieces from it? Will the vibrant designs of the Delphis range sit happily within your home? Do you prefer older items – the Carter, Stabler & Adams pieces are typical of the Art Deco and pre-Art Deco period or do you like more modern items such as the clean lines of the Freeform designs?

To help you decide or if you’re looking to extend your current collection try having a look through our current collection of Poole Pottery – here.

Poole Pottery Freeform Range Butterflies Pattern Planter

If you’re starting to think about your garden and plants again as spring approaches then why not take a look in our Poole pottery section. We have just added a Poole pottery plant pot decorated in the PT butterflies pattern to the Perfect Pieces website – perfect for any house plant!

The pattern on this Poole plant pot, PT, was originally designed by the well-known Poole pottery worker Ruth Pavely around the 1950s. It is delicately decorated around the body with colourful and stylised butterflies on a white glaze.

Solidly made this plant pot could easily be used today making it an attractive collectable with a purpose!

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Poole Pottery PRB Pattern – Contemporary & Stylish

New to our Poole Pottery section is another piece from the PRB pattern range originally designed by the well-known Alfred Read in the mid 1950’s. This massive Poole dish/charger is the perfect piece to display the pattern with the belly of the piece providing the perfect surface to display the intertwining pattern in its full.

This Poole charger is shape number 920 and is approximately 13″ in diameter – quite a piece! Hand-painted the dish shows how advanced the pottery was, producing stylish and creative pieces in the 1950’s and 1960’s that don’t look out of place in today’s modern homes.

We also currently have a Poole pottery lamp-base in this lovely Poole pattern. Another large piece, this Poole lamp base stands 11″ tall and again with a simple shade of cream/straw/beige this lamp would sit among the finest of today’s modern collectables.

To see further details about these two stunning pieces of Poole Freeform or to view the rest of our collection of Poole pottery items – click here.

Art Deco Poole Pottery Vase Decorated by Ruth Pavely

New to our Poole Pottery section is this stunning art deco style Poole Pottery vase decorated in the lovely GB pattern and painted by Ruth Pavely. Ruth Pavely started as a paintress at the pottery in Poole and later became a Painting Shop Supervisor and then progressed further to become a Design Assistant/Head of Painting during her time at Poole Pottery.

This is an impressive vase displaying the pattern well over its bulbous body. Standing 6.5″ tall this vase is shape number 442 and is incised as such on its base. Decorated in the GB pattern originally designed by Truda Carter this pattern typically has elements of the Art Deco period with is swirling leaves and stylised flower-heads.

On the base is the artist mark of well-know Poole decorator Ruth Pavely. Throughout her time at the Poole Pottery she used several different marks, the mark on this Poole vase dates c1922 to 1937. This is a fine example of the quality and intricate detail that went into Poole Pottery patterns during the 1930s.

For further images of this superb vase, please – click here. If you do have any questions about this piece or any other pieces on our website then please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Poole Pottery – Delphis, Freeform or Traditional?

If you’re thinking of buying a piece of Poole Pottery, you might be wondering what sort to buy. One of the UK’s oldest potteries, Poole’s output has varied considerably over the last 100 years or so.

The Poole on offer here at Perfect Pieces is split into three different groups – Delphis/Aegean/Studio ware, Poole Freeform and Traditional Poole/Carter Stabler & Adams ware.

I’ve included a photo of some of the possibilities below:

The first piece pictured above is a Poole Pottery Spear dish from the Aegean range. The Aegean was developed by Leslie Elsden following on from the bright and ever recognisable Poole Delphis range developed by Robert Jefferson.

The second piece is a Poole Pottery Freeform vase designed by Poole’s well-known designer, Alfred Read. The Freeform range Poole was developed after WWII and was made during the 1950s, providing a noticeably more modern style of design to that available a few years earlier.

The piece on the right is an example of Poole’s red earthenware pottery and was produced during the late 1920s – early 1930s. This design is typical of this era and very similar to the earlier pieces that bear the Carter, Stabler & Adams pottery mark.

So, whichever style of Poole Pottery you choose there certainly is something for everyone!

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Poole Pottery Freeform Designs by Alfred Read

In our Poole pottery section we currently have two pieces of Poole Freeform pottery – a large peanut shape lamp base in the PRB pattern and a footed vase in the attractive PKT pattern.

Both these pieces of Poole pottery have patterns on them designed by the well-known Poole designer Alfred Read and date from the 1950s. They are in superb condition and are ideal for everyday use or for display.

The Freeform range from Poole offer collectors very modern designs and smooth lines, perfect for integrating into any surroundings. Pieces from this era are very different to the brightness and abstract designs seen on pieces from the Poole Delphis range.

To see further information about these two lovely pieces of Poole pottery – please click here. Postage for these items by Royal Mail Special Delivery is FREE within the UK so you’re guaranteed to receive your Poole items by 1pm the next working day after we receive your cleared payment. No worries on getting your last minute gift in time!

If you’re looking for a specific piece of Poole pottery or have any questions about these items, then please don’t hesitate to get in touch.