Ashtead Potters Limited

Information about the Ashtead Pottery and its wares

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Andrew Scott (4/7/1956 - 2/7/2007) who created and maintained this site recently passed away aged 50, after a long fight with cancer. Andrew loved Ashtead Pottery, having lived close to the works before it was redeveloped. His collection is full of excellent pieces and he was considered one of the foremost authorities in the country on this fascinating ware.

His wife Debbie will continue to edit this site in his memory and will enjoy receiving any messages, comments or news.

 

   
Ashtead Pottery Contents
A brief history
Figures & Models
Commemoratives + Wembley
Advertising Wares
Home Wares + Portmeirion
Christopher Robin
Marks and Model codes
Victoria Works
David Furse  Rhoda Dawson Percy Metcalfe  Phoebe Stabler
David Low
Ashtead Potters Ltd - The Book
About this website
Contact Us
Links and Search

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last update : 21/02/2008

Updated Genozo advert

Low ashtray added

J20 added to Jugs

 

 

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The Ashtead Pottery had a short life, being in business for just 12 years from 1923 to 1935. The factory was in the village of Ashtead in Surrey, England. It was set up with the aim of providing employment for disabled ex-servicemen and at its busiest it gave work to up to forty men.

The main driving force behind the creation of the company was Sir Lawrence Weaver, a highly influential man of the time. The company produced a vast array of wares, ranging from figures and commemoratives, designed by leading artists of the day, through to everyday crockery. The great depression, increased competition and the untimely death of Sir Lawrence led to eventual closure of the pottery in January of 1935.

The only book specifically written about the Ashtead Potters, Edward Hallam's excellent "Ashtead Potters Ltd in Surrey, 1923-35" was published privately by the Hallam's and had very small print run. There are other books that mention the pottery, usually within the overall "Art Deco" context. Some of the "collectables" books, for example "Millers", have the odd photo, more often or not, of a Phoebe Stabler figure.  The original catalogues are thought to be lost. So it is the intention of this site to try collate a photographic record and give some background to the variety of wares that are "Ashtead".

2007 www.ashteadpottery.com