Thursday, February 17, 2011

Bovey Tracey Art Pottery Vase, Devon

 It has been an interesting search to learn something about the vase I posted today. England has a grand way of preserving history. The clay color of this earthenware vase is the same color as Devon/ Torquay Ware pottery.




Bovey Tracey, England, the History of the town
Bovey Tracey Town Council history, here is an excerpt "At the height of their success, Bovey Tracey Potteries provided jobs for about 250 people. By the middle of the 20th century, the industry was in decline and closed in the 1950’s. Today the bottle kilns and examples of local pottery can be seen at the museum located at the House of Marbles, to the south of the town, where there is also a glass blowing centre and the largest collection of marbles in the world. Other potteries produced different types of products within the area. These included the Candy Art Pottery, Wemyss Ware and Plichta. Wemyss Ware is still manufactured locally. Fuller information on these potteries can be found in Ian Turner’s publication 'Candy Art Pottery' published by Hillian Press and Brian Adams's book 'Bovey Tracey Potteries - Guide and Marks' published by the House of Marbles.
The Bovey Pottery Company Limited - a time line history.
 It is very hard to resist adding one more link, Bovey Tracey Genealogy

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