It’s always hard shopping for birthday presents or gifts on a budget so here at PerfectPieces.co.uk we’ve made it easy for you! Across the top of our website you’ll find our price range options which allow you to select your budget and view EVERYTHING we have for sale within your price range!
So, if you’re shopping for a present or even a treat for yourself under £25 here’s a small selection of the British and antique pottery you can buy from PerfectPieces.co.uk at the moment:
Originally traced back to the early 1800’s the Denby Pottery is still thriving today from its site in Denby, Derbyshire. You can visit the pottery where you’ll find the factory, several gift shops, a small exhibition, a children’s playground and of course a cafe! There is also a shop where you can buy new pieces of Denby Pottery as well as a seconds shop if you want to pick up a piece slightly cheaper.
There’s plenty of on-site free parking and it is signposted well so is very easy to find. If you do visit do leave us a comment below letting is know your thoughts – what you thought of the site and of the new ranges that Denby are producing today.
Derbyshire is full of many wonderful sites and collectables! If you live in Derbyshire and are looking for something a little different either for a gift or for yourself then why not consider a piece of Denby Pottery?
Back in the early 1800’s local potter William Bourne took a lease on a piece of land near to where the discovery had been made of a seam of fine quality clay along the route of the nascent Derby – Alfreton Road. He already had a pottery near Belper, but soon set up on his new site where the reputation for producing good quality wares was soon established, and the rest was history!
Here are a few examples of some Denby Pottery items from the 1950’s and 1970’s:
Another great site in Derbyshire is of course Chatsworth. This is a stunning historic house set in the centre of the Peak District. It is steeped in history with beautiful gardens. In the run up to Christmas the lower part of the house is decked out with festive displays and in November there are Christmas Markets with more than 100 stalls complementing Chatsworth’s own range of food and gift shops.
It’s that time of year again folks when the darkness is drawing closer in an evening and the shops are gradually starting to push that jolly big red & white bloke onto their shelves!
If like me you haven’t even thought about Christmas presents and can’t believe some people have even started – some even finished(!) – their Christmas shopping, then here’s how to make the most out of your visit to the Perfect Pieces website.
To make shopping a little easier on the Perfect Piece website we’ve created a page that displays every piece of stock we currently have available, that way you can just browse through all the images and see if there’s anything that might suit someone on your Christmas list! It’s as easy as that:
In the meantime here’s a (very) small selection of the range of items we currently have available.
They range from collectible studio type pottery like Troika pottery, traditional pottery like Denby pottery & Ruskin pottery, modernist & retro pottery designs like the Poole Delphis range, small collectables like PenDelfin and Corgi diecast models to name but a few:
This Denby bowl is from the Denby Pottery Glyn Ware range and features an abstract plant and leaf design that has been picked out in striking colours of aqua and turquoise – quite unusual. An additional feature is that the outside of the bowl has also been decorated, something that is often missed resulting in plain sides when viewing the bowl side on. The sides of this bowl have been decorated in green with an interwoven purple pattern running around the edge of the bowl.
This attractive Denby bowl also has the hand-painted Glyn Colledge pottery mark on its base.
This dish is from the Denby Glynbourne range that the pottery produced from around the 1960’s. It is a very large and heavy bowl perfect for display or for holding your fruit! It has the Denby printed pottery mark on its base which dates this particular Glynbourne piece to c1975-1985.
Decorated in tones of green, brown and blue with an abstract floral decoration it certainly is a statement piece.
If you’re looking for a Christmas gift for somebody special and want something unique then when not take a browse around the Perfect Pieces website?
We have a wide range of British Pottery & Glass to suit all ranges of budget. You’ll find everyday objects such as money banks and tankards through to stunning display pieces such as pieces from the very collectable Cornish Troika Pottery.
Here’s a selection of wares under £150 that are certainly worth considering:
Troika Cube Vase only £138 (FREE UK P&P)
Denby Tankard ONLY £28 (FREE UK P&P!)
Carlton Ware Money Box ONLY £38 (FREE UK P&P!)
If you’re looking for something specific then do get in touch with us and we’ll see what we can do! Alternatively, if you have any questions about how to buy, the buying process or simply want to keep your purchase secret then feel free to email or telephone us.
According to a further article today on thisisderbyshire.co.uk, the company had £72m of debt, more than half of which has been written off as part of the buyout deal, led by current Denby Managing Director Garry Biggs and backed by private equity firm Valco Capital.
According to the report, Denby claims to have been operating successfully in recent years but struggling to “service its debt burden”.
Denby Pottery will be celebrating its bicentenary this year. Unforunately, it will also be cutting jobs.
The exact number of jobs due to disappear from the Derby Road, Denby factory is not yet clear. The company, which employs 400 people, is currently negotiating the cuts with its workers’ unions.
Denby – like so many companies – has been hit by the economic downturn and is experiencing drastically reduced demand for its tablewares, known worldwide for their good quality, colourful designs and robust stoneware manufacture.
By reducing its headcount and factory output, Denby hopes to be able to ride out the economic storm and survive. The company has already confirmed that its bicentenary celebrations will be toned down to suit the economic mood, although it has said it will still mark the occasion.