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Newport Pottery Co

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of Newport Pottery, Burslem, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire. Cables: "Vitrified, Burslem". (1929)

Ditto Address. (1947)

  • 1925 Colley Shorter, much impressed by Clarice’s work, allowed her to experiment with old Newport Pottery shapes; she produced her new bold geometric designs, so expressive of the Art Deco age. Colley was a consummate salesman and it was he who conceived the idea of personalising her designs with her signature, thus launching one of the 20th century’s design legends.
  • c.1927 The pottery became the base for the decorating shop and, later, the design studio used by Clarice Cliff to develop Bizarre ware and the other designs.
  • 1929 Listed Exhibitor - British Industries Fair. Manufacturers of Ironstone China and Vitrified Hotel Ware and Bizarre Ware. (Stand No. G.21) [1]
  • 1941 The Newport Pottery business was concentrated (with that of the other Shorter factories) at the Royal Staffordshire Pottery, and the Newport Pottery buildings were diverted to war-time purposes.
  • 1945 The Newport Pottery buildings were demolished; the business was operated from other Shorter factories.
  • 1947 Advert in British Industries Fair Catalogue as Exhibiting Member of the British Pottery Manufacturers' Federation of Federation House, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire. Composite Exhibit. (Pottery and Glassware Section - Olympia, Ground Floor, Stand No. A.1212) [2]

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Sources of Information

  • [1] Wikipedia
  • Pottery History [2]