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Honiton Pottery History

Honiton Pottery has a long history with the town.  Pottery was made in Honiton in 1648 by a Mr Ford.  In 1881 Mr Webber started to produce improved earthenware from local clay at what subsequently became Honiton Pottery in modern Pottery Close.  Mr Webber retired and Messrs Foster and Hunt ran the pottery until 1918 when Mr Charles Collard bought it. 

Mr Collard put Honiton Pottery on the map with his new patterns and shapes.  In 1947 Mr Collard then sold the pottery and it changed hands several times between then and 1991 when the name of Honiton Pottery was sold to Dartmouth Pottery.  Because of these events Honiton Pottery is now no longer made and is therefore becoming quite collectable and we are pleased to be able to sell pieces from the shop.  So, if you want something as a memento from your holiday in Honiton why not treat yourself to a piece of pottery or alternatively if you have a Honiton Pottery set and are missing an egg cup for example why don’t you call in to see if we have one!

 

 

 
     

For more details on anything else please call Lisa on 01404 42106
Honiton Pottery 30 High Street, Honiton, EX14 1PU