Denby Pottery History & Gallery (updated May 2023)
I have been interested in Denby for more than 20 years and occasionally find pieces in my bargain hunting.
Denby Pottery was established in 1809 by William Bourne after the discovering of clay in Denby. They started with commercial containers and innovated in firing methods in salt glazed kilns. In the 1900s they concentrated on kitchen wares and art ware. It stayed a family business only until 1942.
They still operate today. They have over 5,000 different glazes and hundreds of designs in their archives – and the pottery that they make passes through twenty-five pairs of craftsman hands to earn a seal of approval, before it is shipped out of England and all over the world.
For more on the company history goto https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Denby_Pottery_Company
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