Collection: BURSLEM pottery


BURSLEM POTTERY

The name "Burslem Pottery" has been around for well over a hundred years. Founded in 1894 by C F Bailey at Scotia Works, Burslem, Stoke-on-Trent. This version of Burslem Pottery made decorated earthenware for domestic use. However, by 1935 Burslem Pottery had simply faded away.

The art, which Burslem Pottery produces today originates from the time that Burslem Pottery was a Moorcroft company and the processes, passed on to it from that company gave it the ability to create defined design images in stoneware. The quirky, sculptured birds, reptiles and animals, and sgraffito linework art. The business is now owned by Tracy Bentley who continues to produce fine quality ceramics from deep in the heart of the Staffordshire Potteries, Tracy and her small team continue the tradition of making unique stoneware by hand from start to finish, from a bag of clay, all the way through to the finished product. A Martin Brothers inspired grotesque bird or animal, or a unique designed vase, lamp or tile.

Cobridge Stoneware

Moorcroft owner Hugh Edwards officially set up Cobridge Stoneware in 1998, and although it only had a short life, its products met with much acclaim.

The artwork of Cobridge Stoneware shows signs of the influence of two great manufacturers. Moorcroft and especially the Martin Brothers, not only in the wally birds that were such an inspiration on the work of Cobridge designer Andrew Hull but also in their use of sgraffito. This is a method of transferring a design to the vase using the incision of narrow grooves. This enables the fine glazes enriched with metallic oxide colors to be brushed on, and most important to stay in place.

Martin Brothers

 The Martin Brothers fame derives from their models of grotesque birds known as Wally birds, these were made by hand in stoneware, each piece was unique and individual. The Martin Brothers were thought to be eccentric, why else would anyone be able to make these truly fantastic, grotesque birds and face pots, but at the time there was a gothic revival spreading throughout the country because the Martins pottery was small they could faithfully reproduce the styles better than the larger mass producers of ceramics. The Martin brothers legacy still has the ability to inspire potters today, one such person is Andrew Hull a Cobridge Stoneware designer, who produced his own brand of grotesque birds and animals. Burslem pottery still produces these models to this day.

Today Martin ware is still sort after, and is extremely valuable, some pieces fetching over one hundred thousand pounds. https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-london-48665477

ALL THE PRICES ARE IN CANADIAN $.

Free shipment over 1500$

 


 

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