More Poole Pottery for sale on eBay; and some Charles Collard Honiton

Charles Collard Honiton c1930.

Charles Collard Honiton Jug; c1930.

Another tranche of Poole Pottery is now for sale on eBay. As I've sorted through boxes I've pulled out a few memories. This rather pretty jug caught my eye. I bought it for £5 in 1982 in Brighton. It's the first bit piece of Honiton I'd bought. I have never worked out whether Poole or Honiton were stealing the other's ideas. Charles Collard has access to roughly similar clays and he opted for a very naive style. His production values never really approached Poole Pottery's but he did have an edge when it came down to a down home potting style. The wares are seldom without blemish. And that £5? I probably wouldn't get £10 today. I still loves it though.

Paul Williams

This is the blog of Paul Williams, Ceredigion resident since 1970. I am an English and Philosphy graduate of what was once known as St David's University College, at Lampeter. I played bass in Dyfed's first punk band, and living in Llandewi Brefi, had a grandstand view of Operation Julie. Eventually, after 2 years playing bass in Brighton's 256th punk band, I returned to Wales to deal in books and then antiques. I've trained and worked as a counsellor, I am a photographer, blog and web designer and I publish the annual Wales Antiques Guide. I am married and a father of one. Apart from my family, my interests include books, maps, Nikon, Yashica and Mamiya film cameras, British Culture 1935 - 1965, Poole pottery, Welsh textiles, and Poster art. My favourite movies include anything by Pressburger and Powell favourite music includes Gene Clark, Gram Parsons, and anything form San Francisco 1965-1970. I am a late convert to 'Kraut Rock'.

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