Charity shops, car boot sales and flea markets are great places to find some excellent retro pottery from the 1960s and 1970s. This is a range of pottery that caught my eye a couple of years back and I've been picking it up here and there ever since. The main reason is that I like it.
At this point, I would normally go on to tell you what I've found out about this pottery. On this occasion, I must confess that I don't know a lot about these vases.
I do know they are by Langley Pottery, which was, at the time I think they were made, owned by Denby Pottery. I would guess they were made at the end of the 1960s or the beginning of the 1970s. I also know that Glyn Colledge was busy producing some wonderful work for Denby and Langley around this time. I wondered if this could be a range designed and/or painted by him. Unfortunately, I haven't got a range name either so researching these pots has been unproductive, so far.
The vases are quite heavy, the glaze is silky matt, and the abstract, hand painted decoration in dark greens and oranges looks really stylish.
If anyone does know any more about this range, I'm always grateful for info.
A bit more here on Glyn Colledge
PS (20th April) Contacted the Langley Pottery Collectors Society (thanks cowcups) and got this reply (thanks Jenifer) "Your vases are from the Sycamore range of vases and bowls. It was designed by Glyn Colledge and was in production at the Langley Mill Pottery from 1963 – 1965"
Ah, the power of the internet.