Hello. We like to collect well-designed vintage pottery (and lots of other stuff) from the 1950s,
'60s and '70s. Here are some pictures and info of a selection of the things we've found.

Tuesday 24 May 2011

Briglin studio pottery. Mmmm chocolate and cream.

It's those distinctive colours of chocolate and cream that make these attractive pots so identifiable as Briglin Pottery. There's a wonderful hand-crafted feel about Briglin studio pottery. The robust red clay bodies, the swirls and stripes of freely applied earthy, natural colours and the simple yet elegant shapes.

The Briglin studio is unusual in that, whilst many other small studio potteries were located in the countryside of Cornwall, Devon, etc., the founders of Briglin set up their pottery right in the heart of London.

I would think the pots shown here date from around the mid 1970s. I suspect the patterns shown are fairly common and were produced in quite large numbers. But some of the more uncommon designs really are extremely good looking studio pots. And it wouldn't surprise me if Briglin soon begins to become more and more popular amongst collectors.

At the moment, Briglin pottery seems to sell for quite modest amounts but it may not stay that way for long. When you consider what happened to the price of Troika studio pottery, it may not be a bad idea to be on the look out for a tasty bit of Briglin's chocolate and cream for yourself.

For more information and some superb examples of Briglin studio pottery, there's an excellent and helpful webstite here: Briglin pottery

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