The name Denby Pottery is synonymous with good quality, hard-wearing British tableware.
Potters Wheel (left) Ode (right)
It has to be admitted that there are a few, fairly drab ranges. But in amongst the company’s production there have been some outstanding designs.
Metal-handled teapot in the Chevron pattern. Designed by Gill Pemberton in 1961
We love the work of Gill Pemberton, also Glyn Colledge, David Yorath and Thelma Hague. The output during the twenty year period spanning the mid 50s to the mid 70s was particularly strong.
Studio bowl by Glyn Colledge
At their height, the designs were original and exciting in terms of both decoration and shape.
Fruit bowl in the Arabesque pattern. Another hugely successful Gill Pemberton design.
The hard-to-find Trees pattern
Other highly collectable, popular ranges to look out for are Rondo, Stone and Teak, Gypsy, Westbury, Bokhara and Kismet.
To find out more about Denby designs, the following book is highly recommended – full of information and colour illustrations.