Honiton pitcher

Honiton pitcher

See also:

Honiton pitcher (mark)
This item is not for sale, but you will
find many that are in our  

Honiton pitcher - 4½" (114 mm) high, 6¼" (158 mm) diameter.

A quart (2.4 US pints) comes up to the start of the neck.

Honiton Pottery

Honiton is a beautiful town in Devon. Before the days of motorways it was on the main road from London to Cornwall, and in an ideal situation to attract visiting and passing tourists. Honiton Pottery dates back to 1881, but the early days are not well documented. Charles Collard set up his pottery in the High Street in 1918. Collard was already a well known figure in West Country pottery circles. He had previously owned the Crown Dorset Art Pottery in Poole, Dorset.

His wares were decorated over a white slip, which was already glazed, and had a strong resemblance to Poole pottery. Production steadily increased, and reached a peak in the 1930s.

Collard's daughter, Joan, became a partner in the company. She decorated, and was host to visitors to the works. In later years she became president of The Honiton Pottery Collectors' Society - don't miss their web site!

In 1947 Collard's sight was failing - he was seventy-three years old - and the pottery was sold to Norman Hull and Harry Barrett. Charles Collard lived to the very respectable age of ninety-five. The company ceased trading in 1997 and the name was sold to Dartmouth Pottery.

You can buy this book on line
North America
North America
Bernard Leach, Hamada and Their Circle - Choose your bookseller Europe
Bernard Leach, Hamada and Their Circle by Conrnelia Wingfield Digby and Tony Birks

Please support our sponsors and help offset the cost of maintaining this site by clicking on the banner links.

Leauger elephant