Big Colledge tankard - 1
Big Colledge tankard - 1 (mark)
Big Colledge tankard - 2
Big Colledge tankard - 2 (mark)
Blue jug
Bourne Denby trinket tray
Byngo and Byngo
Byngo and Byngo (bases)
Byngos
Danesby vase
Danesby vase (mark)
Decorated bowl with handles
Decorated bowl with handles II
Decorated bowl with handles II (base)
Denby 'Buttons' tobacco jar
Denby 'Buttons' tobacco jar (base)
Denby ash tray
Denby ash tray (mark)
Denby change dish
Denby change dish (mark)
Denby Cottontail lamb
Denby Cottontail rabbit
Denby Cottontail rabbit (base)
Denby Cottontail rabbit (tail)
Denby cup and saucer
Denby donkey
Denby ducks
Denby ducks (mark)
Denby Electric Blue owl jug
Denby Electric Blue owl jug (marks)
Denby Floral Pastel lamp
Denby Floral Pastel lamp (base)
Denby Glyn Colledge bowl
Denby Glyn Colledge bowl (mark)
Denby Glyn Colledge pitcher
Denby Glyn Colledge pitcher (base)
Denby Glyn Ware cider jug
Denby Glyn Ware cider jug (back)
Denby Glyn Ware cider jug (base)
Denby Glyn Ware tankard
Denby Glyn Ware tankard (back)
Denby Glyn Ware tankard (marks)
Denby green floral dish
Denby handled shallow bowl
Denby handled shallow bowl (mark)
Denby handled shallow bowl II
Denby handled shallow bowl II (mark)
Denby Hazlewood bowls
Denby Hazlewood bowls (mark)
Denby Hill-Ouston vase
Denby Hill-Ouston vase (mark)
Denby hot water bottle
Denby hot water bottle (marks)
Denby Jug
Denby Jug (mark)
Denby lamb
Denby lamp base
Denby lamp base (mark)
Denby rabbit
Denby rabbit (base)
Denby samples
Denby samples (bowl base)
Denby samples (jug base)
Denby souvenir mugs
Denby souvenir mugs (mark)
Denby spotty jug
Denby spotty jug (mark)
Denby Tally Ho lamp
Denby Tally Ho lamp (detail)
Denby Tally Ho lamp (mark)
Denby tankards
Denby tankards (mark)
Donald Gilbert Denby jug
Edward VIII coronation mug
Electric blue pot
Electric blue pot (mark)
Electric blue vase
Electric blue vase (mark)
Flared Denby pot
Flared Denby pot (mark)
Glyn Colledge bowl
Glyn Colledge bowl (mark)
Glyn Colledge bowl (profile)
Glyn Colledge Denby jug
Glyn Colledge dish
Glyn Colledge dish (mark)
Glyn Colledge floral jug
Glyn Colledge floral jug (mark)
Glyn Colledge hunting mug
Glyn Colledge hunting mug (mark)
Glyn Colledge hunting tankard
Glyn Colledge hunting tankard (base)
Glyn Colledge hunting tankard II
Glyn Colledge hunting tankard II (back)
Glyn Colledge hunting tankard II (base)
Glyn Colledge hunting tankard III
Glyn Colledge hunting tankard III (back)
Glyn Colledge hunting tankard III (base)
Glyn Colledge jug
Glyn Colledge jug (mark)
Glyn Colledge mug
Glyn Colledge mug (mark)
Glyn Colledge mugs
Glyn Colledge mugs (mark)
Glyn Colledge picture dish
Glyn Colledge picture dish (mark)
Glyndebourne vase
Glyndebourne vase (mark)
Herbaceous border vase
HMS Jamaica tankard
HMS Jamaica tankard (close-up)
HMS Jamaica tankard (mark)
Large Colledge vase with wheat design
Large Colledge vase with wheat design (mark)
Large Denby bowl
Large Denby bowl (another angle)
Large Denby bowl (mark)
Large Glyn Colledge jug
Large Glyn Colledge jug (mark)
Large green Denby lamb
Large Marmaduke
Large Marmaduke (mark)
Long Glyn Colledge bowl
Long Glyn Colledge bowl (marks)
Medium Marmaduke
Medium Marmaduke (base)
Minaret vase
Minaret vase (mark)
Orient Ware jug and bowl
Orient Ware jug and bowl (mark)
Round Glyn Colledge jug
Round Glyn Colledge jug (mark)
Royal Corps of Signals tankard
Royal Corps of Signals tankard (mark)
Shallow green decorated bowl
Small Denby Byngo
Small Denby Byngo (base)
Small green Byngo
Small green Byngo (base)
Small green Denby lamb
Small green Denby lamb (paws)
Square Denby tray
Square Denby tray (mark)
Tall Denby Minaret cylindrical vase
Tall Denby Minaret cylindrical vase (base)
Teichtner Floral Pastel vase
Tibor Reich Denby dish
Tibor Reich Denby dish (mark)

Denby

In 1806 William Bourne set up a pottery at Denby, in Derbyshire. A rich bed of fine stoneware clay had been discovered, and Bourne - a member of a well established family of potters - opened the pottery for his son, Joseph, to manage. After nearly two hundred years the company is still going strong.

Originally known only for salt-glazed stonewares in subdued colours, in the early twentieth century more decorative pieces started to be made. In 1931 Norman Wood joined the firm and revolutionized the production methods. He installed high-capacity tunnel-kilns, which enabled the company to employ a new range of glazes. Donald Gilbert joined in 1934, as a designer, and Denby's potential for making decorative wares moved up another gear.

Michael Cardew visited the pottery towards the end of 1944, and was impressed by the production methods which were very much more like his own concept of how pottery should be produced than those of the large companies in Stoke.

The post war range was much enhanced by the work of designer, Glyn Colledge. In 1959 the company bought Lovatt and Lovatt, makers of Langley Ware, which continued to operate as a separate entity.

The Denby Pottery Company, as it is known today, is still making ornamental and domestic wares of the high quality for which it has always been famous.


Further Reading:
  Denby Stonewares: a Collector's Guide by Graham Key
 
  Bourne at Denby by Graham Key
 
  Denby Pottery 1809-1997 by G. Hopwood, I. Hopwood
 
  British Ceramic Art 1870-1940 by John A Bartlett

 
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