Poole Pottery was founded in 1873, in Poole, England, by Jesse Carter. They operated under many different names over the years. They started out as Carter & Company. In 1921, they acquired a subsidiary and became Carter, Stabler & Adams but were widely known as Poole Pottery. In 1963, they became Poole Pottery Ltd.
They produced ceramics, dinnerware, tableware, tiles, vases, and more. In 1911, pottery artists Harold Stabler and Phoebe Stabler started working for the company, producing series of unique pottery figures, dinnerware, bookends, and candelabra with different colored glazes, well into the 1930’s.
Truda Carter was one of the designers for the company who produced Art Deco styles until the 1950’s. They usually had floral, foliate or geometric patterns. Pieces featuring animals are rarer.
Guy Sydenham produced many popular pieces for the company after World War II. He produced “Contemporary” and “Freeform” pieces. They were decorated with patterns by Alfred Rhead and Ruth Pavely.
In the 1960’s, Guy Sydenham and Robert Jefferson founded The Poole Studio. They created the popular lines Aegean, Atlantis and Delphis. Typical colors for these highly sought after pieces are bright browns, greens, oranges, and reds.
During the 1990’s, designers Sally Tuffin and Janice Tchalenko joined the company. The limited editions produced during that time are highly sought after.
Poole Pottery went bankrupt in 2003 and are now under new ownership.
Poole Pottery Marks
They used over 120 marks over the years, the most popular are listed below
Poole England – usually around a dolphin
Poole Studio – usually around a dolphin
Poole Pottery Patterns, Ranges
Popular Poole Pottery
Chargers – aegean charger
Figures – pottery figures
Plates – cathedral plate
Vases – atlantis vase, contemporary vase, delphis vase, freeform vase, kink vase, ovoid vase, waisted vase
Poole Pottery Artists And Designers
Janice Tchalenko – 1990’s
Marjorie Batt – 1925 – 1935
Sally Tuffin – 1990’s
Tony Morris – 1963
Poole Pottery Value, Price Guide
Mid $ – Mid $,$$$