B is for… Briglin

B is for... Briglin banner image

Vintage Briglin coffee cup & saucer with Italian espresso coffee maker and brown paper bag of coffee beans

Briglin Pottery was founded in 1948 in London’s West End by Brigitte Goldschmidt and Eileen Lewenstein.

Detail of vintage Briglin teapot

They produced a variety of handmade & decorated pottery items such as vases, lamp bases, money boxes and tableware.

Vintage Briglin Pottery vase

The pottery has characteristic subtle, natural tones – oatmeal, terracotta & chocolate.

vintage Briglin Pottery vase as part of an autumn-inspired mantlepiece

A wax resist technique was often used in the glazing process, producing a wonderfully tactile result – alternating coarse and smooth surfaces.

Vintage Briglin Pottery teapot

We really love the recurring daisy / sunflower motif – also the leaves on stem and striped designs.

Large vintage pottery mug

We’re currently fighting over this wonderful big striped mug. To keep the peace, the deal is – if you make the brew, you get the mug!!

If we’ve spiked your interest you’ll find a lot more information on the Briglin Pottery and Pottery Studio websites. There’s also a book on the subject available on our Amazon a-store

  • clare

    Gorgeous! Time to hunt down some Briglin…

  • Angela

    not sure how I navigated to you but I was checking out the name Briglin and trying to find out a little bit more about it – having just cleaned out a not used cupboard – found five Sunflower Briglin (all marked with name) coffee cups, six matching saucers and a sugar bowl – remembered being given them in 1971 – along with pot and cream jug now long gone – given the age the design just hasn't dated at all – I hope to put them out on ebay soon

  • love the natural feeling they evoke.

  • Nice!

    Hugs from Singapore

  • cool, can i get the size of that huge mug. very attractive.

  • Great art pieces!