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Histories of UK potters and pottery manufacturers

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Last updated: 1st August 2011

*These histories are adapted from those in my new book ‘Handbook of British Pottery Manufacturers 1900-2010’.
The book contains details of the history, owners, products and trade names of approximately 800 pottery businesses - the most comprehensive reference available.
Geoffrey Godden’s now classic Encyclopedia* is widely used for dating UK pottery and porcelain from the trade names and trade marks on the ceramics. Now learn the history of the potters and potteries behind those marks in my new book

*Godden, G. A. (1991) Encyclopaedia of British Pottery and Porcelain Marks.  Barrie & Jenkins, London.


Abbeydale New Bone China Ltd

Ashtead Potters Ltd

Barker Bros Ltd

Beswick (J. Beswick & Son Ltd)

Bretby Art Pottery

Bushy Heath Pottery

Candy & Co. Ltd

Cauldon Potteries Ltd

Clews (George Clews & Co. Ltd)


Denby (Joseph Bourne & Son Ltd)

Dicker Pottery

Doulton & Co. Ltd

Duchess China Ltd

Empire Porcelain Co. Ltd

Essex Art Pottery Co.

Fielding (S. Fielding & Co. Ltd)


Holyrood Art Pottery

Hudson (William Hudson & Co.)

Hudson & Middleton Ltd

Jackson & Gosling Ltd

Keele St Pottery Co. Ltd

King Street, Derby


Liverpool Road Pottery Ltd

Mason Cash & Co. Ltd

Meakin (J. & G. Meakin Ltd)

Midwinter (W. R. Midwinter Ltd)

New Chelsea Porcelain Co. Ltd

Newport Pottery Co. Ltd


Palissy Pottery Ltd

Pratt (F. & R. Pratt & Co.)

Radford (Samuel Radford) Ltd

Royal Albert (Thomas C. Wild & Sons Ltd)

Royal Crown Derby

Royal Doulton

Shorter & Son Ltd

Simpsons (Potters) Ltd

Susie Cooper Pottery Ltd


Wood & Sons Ltd

Wedgwood (Josiah Wedgwood & Sons Ltd)