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, 31 May 2011

Fishley Holland studio pottery.

One day I'll get this lovely piece of studio pottery rigged up properly as a table lamp. Because, although it may not look like it, this pot was designed to be a lamp base. There's a hole at the top for the light fitting and a small one at the back for the cable.

The lamp base is hand thrown in red clay and is a fine example of Fishley Holland studio pottery. I would say the lamp base dates from the 1950s or 1960s. The base has a signature W. F. Holland, I think this is for William Fishley Holland who's pottery was at Clevedon, Somerset during this period.

The dark grey background colour is a perfect shade for the pale green raised slip decoration. The wonderful decoration is of leaves and natural forms which are highly stylised and free-flowing.

Personally, I think this pot looks really good just as it is. But when I do find a suitable fitting and a shade, I'll let you see how it looks as a lamp.

There's more on Fishley Holland here: Fishley Holland

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