The first Torquay pottery, the Watcombe Pottery, was opened in 1869 to make terracotta wares, such as vases, urns and statues, in classical forms. Watcombe Pottery’s example was followed by the Torquay Terracotta Company which made similar wares. The Aller Vale Pottery also began in a similar style but, from the 1890s, was strongly influenced by the Arts and Crafts Movement and began producing slipwares that become so popular that the other two potteries, and eventually about a dozen more, began to follow their example.
By the 1920s, the main customers of these potteries were day trippers and holiday makers seeking a cheap souvenir. As a result, design were simplified and mottoes added. Although the potteries continues to produce a varied range of products, motto wares remained their main lines for the next fifty years.
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Devon Torquay Ware SAIL BOAT TEAPOT / JUG ( NO LID)
on April 3, 2020 at 4:15 am
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TORQUAY POTTERY DEVON MOTTOWARE COTTAGE SCENE 2 1/2" MINI CREAMER 1960's
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Vintage/Retro Toni Raymond Pottery Jam Pot. Made In Torquay Devon England.
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TORQUAY MOTTO WARE MILK JUG AND SUGAR BOWL COTTAGES MADE IN ENGLAND CIRC.1960's
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Vintage Dartmouth Pottery Handmade Ceramic Toast Rack - Torquay Devon Motto Ware
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