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.

Friday, 30 November 2012

Colourful and sculptural. 1970s Carltonware.

Back to the pottery. And what better way than with a zing of colour from the 1970s.

These artful creations are by Carltonware and they probably date from the 1970s. In Acid green, lemon yellow and bright red, this tableware looks wonderfully sculptural with those stacked ring shapes. There are two vinegar or oil bottles, the small red item is a candle holder, the round top item is a pepper pot and the tallest pot is a vase.

Even if you didn't want to use them on a table setting, I think they look so good together as a group, you could simply put them out on display and enjoy them as little works of art.


  1. I would do just that, group them together and gaze! You have me lusting at pots with every post, love your work!

  2. Hello, I have a large red lampbase just like these, oneday I'll get it rewired and working!

  3. Thank you Potshots for the lovely pictures of Carlton Ware. This range of striking wares was called WELLINGTON and was introduced c1970. I am hoping that you will give me permission to feature your images on our websiste www.carltonwareworld.com with full credits.

    Keep up you excellent work.

    Harvey Pettit

    1. Hello Harvey, Thank you for the information on the Carlton Ware. Please feel free to use any of the Potshots images on the Carltonwareworld website. I think I may have one or two more items of Carlton Ware in the collection and if I do another blog-post, I'll try to link-in your website.