We posted a blog recently featuring the ‘love mug’ series produced by Hornsea Pottery in the 1970s.
The company is famous for their mugs – so we photographed a few more examples whilst we were sorting through our ‘Hornsea box’.
They feature a vast array of designs and commemorate all manner of events.
The love mugs were the work of Kenneth Townsend, but the main name associated with Hornsea Pottery is John Clappison. He’s certainly the name that collectors look out for.
Some examples are quite rare and attract strong prices.
They’re now often kept safe as display pieces and you can understand why. The company has long since closed down, so the number of surviving pieces can only decrease.
You have to be quite brave to use them for your everyday brew…
…but if you do, they’re sure to give you a bit of pleasure with every sip.
Justin has his Aries star sign mug. He doesn’t take any notice of his horoscope, but he loves this fabulous design… and being reminded of all of his positive traits at the start of each day!!