The Ruskin pottery was founded in West Smethwick, Birmingham, England, in 1898 by Edward R. Taylor. It was named after art critic and artist John Ruskin. It’s best years came under Taylor’s son, William Howson Taylor, who was inspired by Chinese ceramics and glazes from the Sung and Ming dynasties. Ruskin Pottery was best known for its complex and exceptional glazes.
The factory closed in 1935 after all the remaining wares were sold and the glaze recipe destroyed.
Ruskin Pottery Marks
William Howson Taylor until about 1899
Ruskin Pottery West Smethwick
Popular Ruskin Pottery
Bowls – pedestal bowl, high-fired stoneware bowl
Vases – high-fired stoneware ovoid vase, urn shaped vase
Ruskin Pottery Prices
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