Bill Fisher figure
Bill Fisher figure (label)
Bill Fisher fish dish
Bill Fisher fish dish (label)
Bill Fisher prototype Celtic cat
Bill Fisher prototype Celtic cat (label)
Blue Celtic cat
Blue Celtic goblet
Blue Celtic Medallion lamp
Blue Celtic Medallion lamp (mark)
Celtic (label)
Celtic beakers
Celtic bull
Celtic bull (label)
Celtic bull (side)
Celtic cat
Celtic cat (base)
Celtic coffee set
Celtic cup and saucer
Celtic dish
Celtic fishing boat mug
Celtic fishing boat mug (label)
Celtic Folk cups and saucers
Celtic Folk goblet
Celtic Folk goblet (base)
Celtic Folk goblet (inside)
Celtic goblets
Celtic horse
Celtic horse (label)
Celtic horse mug
Celtic horse mug (label)
Celtic lamp base
Celtic lidded jar
Celtic lidded jar (label)
Celtic mark (label)
Celtic Medallion coffee set
Celtic Medallion coffee set (label)
Celtic Medallion plate
Celtic Medallion vase
Celtic Medallion vase (label)
Celtic Mug, Folk design
Celtic pale horse
Celtic pale horse (label)
Celtic table lamp
Celtic teapot
Celtic tray
Celtic tray (label)
Celtic unicorn dish
Cylindrical Celtic Folk jug
Early Bill Fisher dish
Early Bill Fisher dish (bottom)
Early Celtic cylinder
Early Celtic dish
Early Celtic dish (base)
Early Celtic dish II
Early Celtic dish II (base)
Early Celtic dish II (inside)
Early Celtic Folk boat mug
Early Celtic Folk boat mug (side)
Early Celtic Folk boat mug II
Early Celtic Folk boat mug II (side)
Early Celtic Folk bull mug
Early Celtic Folk bull mug (side)
Early oval Celtic dish
Early oval Celtic dish (bottom)
Fisher singer
Fisher singer (label)
Fishers singer
Fishers singer (label)
Grey Celtic horse
Grey Celtic horse (label)
Large Celtic Folk jug
Large Celtic Folk jug (label)
Large Celtic lamp base
Maggie Fisher singer
Maggie Fisher singer (label)
Oblong Celtic bowl
Original Celtic dish
Original Celtic dish (base)
Original Celtic dish (label)
Oval Celtic bowl
Pair of Bill Fisher singers
Pair of Bill Fisher singers (label)
Short Fisher singer
Short Fisher singer (label)
Square Celtic dish
Square Celtic dish II
Square Celtic dish II (label)
Square Celtic dish III
Square Celtic dish III (label)
Tall cylindrical Celtic mug
Very old Celtic dish
Very old Celtic dish (label)

Celtic Pottery

Mousehole (pronounced "mous'le") is a fishing village two miles south of Penzance. Buy a local a pint of 'Tinners' in the Ship Inn on the harbour, and he'll tell you about the dire problems of the Cornish fishing industry and the injustices of EC legislation. These people, who work so hard when they have the chance - you could lose a small coin in the cracks in their hands - are watching their livelihood slowly ebb away.

Not so in the mid 1960s when Bill and Maggie Fisher set up Celtic Pottery there. Maggie was a Canadian with a keen business sense. The south coast of Cornwall has strong links with Canada; if you passed through Newlyn at the end of the twentieth century you would see more maple leaf flags than Union Jacks or Kernow crosses.

The design for which Celtic was to become famous, Folk, was one of Bill's. Heraldic designs - aggressive cockerels with claws at the ready - were the order of the day. Maggie split with Bill and moved the pottery to Newlyn, the next village along the coast towards Penzance, taking the Folk design with her. Here she met up with Ev Stevens who ran Newlyn's Gwavas Pottery. Ev (short for Everidge) joined Maggie, and his range of designs were amalgamated into Celtic to become the Medallion range. Medallion proved to be as popular as Folk, and Celtic Pottery is remembered for just these two designs.

In the late seventies Celtic became Sunset Ceramics making a different range of wares, but the sun set on Sunset within a few years. Maggie is still a very successful businesswoman. She gave up pottery and now runs trading companies in various parts of Cornwall.


 
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