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Denby Holdings, the studio’s owner since 2011, is trying to find new premises.

If they don’t, then Poole Pottery production will continue in Stoke but the studio with its hand-thrown and one-off pieces will go.

We have been running a campaign to try to save it, with Fieldings Auctioneers founder Will Farmer, of BBC Antiques Roadshow fame, lending his support.

The pottery has a 144-year-old history in Poole and I am sure you agree it needs to be saved.

Sue Smith Poole Pottery Collectors Club

Editor Noelle McElhatton replies: ATG is pleased to support this campaign and have publicised it via a story on antiquestradegazette.com and on our Twitter and Facebook channels.

We also include here the link to a petition to Poole council to save the studio for the town which (as ATG went to press) 1785 people have already signed.

Go to change.org and key in ‘Poole Pottery’ in the search bar.