Poole Pottery

The story of Poole pottery began when the Carter Company started producing tiles in the Dorset town in 1873. However, the brand really emerged in the interwar period when it was run by the partnership of Charles Carter, Harold Stabler and John Adams.

The factory produced a number of different popular ranges from the Art Deco-inspired designs of Truda Carter to the stylish contemporary post-war ranges and studio pieces created by the likes of Guy Sydenham, Robert Jefferson and Tony Morris.

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Poole pottery charger by ‘the quiet virtuoso’ takes 30-times estimate at auction

06 March 2023

The Weekly Antiques Sale at Gorringe’s on February 27 included this fine Poole Pottery charger.


New year temptations: a feast of Poole, Minton, Troika and Border ceramics on the menu

20 January 2020

It was during the Carter, Stabler and Adams period in the 1920s-30s that some of the most memorable Poole wares were produced. Much of this Art Deco range – red earthenwares covered in a white slip and a semi-matt-glaze before decoration in a variety of Jazz Age patterns – was based on the work of chief designer Truda Carter.


ATG letter: Time to Poole resources

21 August 2017

MADAM – Regarding ATG’s coverage of the threat of closure to the Poole Pottery Studio (ATG No 2304 and, I feel it is imperative that some element of the production stays in Poole.

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Antiques Roadshow ceramics expert leads calls to save Poole Pottery studio

10 August 2017

Fieldings Auctioneers founder Will Farmer has lent his support to Poole Pottery which is facing eviction from its Dorset home.

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Demand for early Poole resurfacing

31 July 2013

Arousing more immediate interest than anything when Shapes’ catalogue went online, this 16in (40cm) tall Deco period Poole pottery vase bore the impressed mark of Carter Stabler and Adams and the monogram of Truda Carter.


Rhino rivals lock horns over Sydenham

13 December 2012

This stoneware model of a rhino led the latest sale at Cottees which proved to be one of the most successful the Poole auctioneers have held in recent years.


Rhino with royal connections

29 May 2012

What may be a record price for the Poole artist Guy Sydenham was achieved at Cottees of Wareham when a stoneware model of a baby rhinoceros sold for £5000 at their latest sale.


Sixties swing in Dorset

02 June 2011

IT is symptomatic of the changes in the Poole pottery market that the joint top selling lot in a large specialist sale last month was a 1960s rimmed dish.


Poole’s prize kiln tops the day

14 November 2010

MODELLED as a brickwork kiln, this rare stoneware lampbase was one of only four hand thrown by Guy Sydenham to commemorate the pottery’s centenary in 1973.


Will Poole prices rise as kilns cool?

09 June 2007

FOR more than a decade, Dorset saleroom Cottees have held biannual sales dedicated to Poole pottery. The most latest event had the sad distinction of being the first since the closure of the Poole Pottery just before Christmas.


Supporters pool resources to help borough clean up

10 April 2004

From the standpoint of manufacturing history, dispersals of any factory collection are always tinged with sadness.


Christie's Sale of Poole Pottery Museum collection

01 April 2004

The hangar saleroom at Christie’s South Kensington was full to overflowing for the much-publicised sale of the Poole Pottery Museum collection and archive on March 31.

Christie’s to sell Poole archive

16 March 2004

WHEN Poole Pottery went into administration last June, it could have been a sad day for one of Britain’s best-known producers of table, giftwares and art pottery. But the Dorset pottery has risen phoenix-like under new ownership and is once again producing ceramics as well as launching four new giftware ranges.

Ceramics on show at Sadlers Wells

07 November 2002

SHOWING until November 23 at Gary Grant’s gallery at 18 Arlington Way, London EC1, near Sadlers Wells, is a selling exhibition Post-war patterned pots which offers 110 pieces highlighting innovative designs on mid-20th century ceramics.

Opposing fortunes for Poole and Carlton Ware

02 October 2001

The September 20 auction of Doulton, Poole and Carlton ware at Christie’s South Kensington (17.5/10% buyer’s premium) was a three-part sale that gave two distinctly different performances.

Poole of light attracts collectors to Billingshurst

14 May 2001

Such is the ubiquity of lamp bases that have been converted from vases that rarely does one encounter a genuine collector’s item in this field, but this abstracted stoneware example produced for the Atlantis range of Poole pottery in the early 1970s, was a refreshing discovery. consigned to the Applied Arts sale at Sotheby’s South (15/10 per cent buyer’s premium) near Billingshurst on March 27.