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Winchcombe Pottery

 

Examples of work currently available



SIDNEY TUSTIN: Slipware beaker in perfect condition. From the 1950s with personal and pottery seals.
Height:
8.6 cm (3.4 inches)
Price: 32



PAT GROOM: Earthenware jug in perfect condition c1954. Pottery and personal seals.
Height:
10.4 cm (4.1 inches)
Price: 32


Large earthenware bowl with fish decoration in slip. Unmarked.
Height:
8.6 cm (3.4 inches)
Diameter: 27.2 cm (
10.7 inches)
Price: 125

 

Michael Cardew opened the pottery in the village of Greet just outside the Cotswolds town of Winchcombe in 1926 on the site of a former country pottery. When Cardew moved to Wenford Bridge in 1939 he left Ray Finch, who had joined him in 1936, in charge at Winchcombe.

Production at the Pottery was interrupted by the war but soon after it re-opened in 1946 Ray purchased the business from Cardew and remained there until he died in 2012. In the early years all of the production was earthenware but in 1952 the first experiments using stoneware began and by the end of that decade earthenware was phased out. The pottery continues to produce standard domestic ware and individual pieces to this day.

Individual work by Michael Cardew and Ray Finch will be listed under their own names but this page will be used for items made there by other potters.

 

 

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