Poole Pottery under threat,,

You don’t have to go very far in Poole Old Town to see the impact of the local pottery industry.  From the tiled pubs of the Quay to the decorative panels on buildings, evidence of the creative output of Carter and Co is everywhere.

Carter and Co tile production is no more but Poole Pottery, which the Carter family developed, still has a studio pottery in the old town.   After many changes the brand is now owned by Denby.   The lease of the building where the studio is based will no longer be renewed when it expires in autumn 2017 and Denby have been unable to find suitable new premises.

If this studio closes, this could spell the end of craft pottery in Poole.   The Poole Collector’s Club have started an on-line petition which can be signed here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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