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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 – 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!

To see more pieces of Poole Pottery please – click here.