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Devon Pottery : Longpark Torquay Ware [Biography]

Longpark Torquay Ware

Longpark Torquay Ware

Longpark Pottery

Longpark Pottery started in the early 1880s and is believed to have been set up by two ex Watcombe employee.

The company was in the Long Park area of Torquay, and originally produced unglazed terracotta wares.

Around the turn of the century, after various ownership changes, William and James Brewer, were assisting Ralph Willot to run the plant. The trend in fashion towards glazed decorative pottery led the company to produce slip decorated wares very similar to those of Aller Vale and Watcombe.

The two designs that Longpark is most famous for - the cockerel and the kingfisher - became firmly establish in the years between the two wars.

In the post-war period the company was taken over by Watcombe and was closed in 1957.

Patterns were the Cottages, Cockerels, Scandy, and Ships; being found on 'Devon Motto Wares'. Art Pottery carries stylized flowers and foliage, gorgeous Daffodils, Scrolls in multi-colored slips & Kingfishers. Lavender Devon Violets are found on scent bottles. All patterns were hand painted!

Longpark Torquay Ware

Longpark Torquay Ware

Longpark Pottery

Longpark Pottery started in the early 1880s and is believed to have been set up by two ex Watcombe employee.

The company was in the Long Park area of Torquay, and originally produced unglazed terracotta wares.

Around the turn of the century, after various ownership changes, William and James Brewer, were assisting Ralph Willot to run the plant. The trend in fashion towards glazed decorative pottery led the company to produce slip decorated wares very similar to those of Aller Vale and Watcombe.

The two designs that Longpark is most famous for - the cockerel and the kingfisher - became firmly establish in the years between the two wars.

In the post-war period the company was taken over by Watcombe and was closed in 1957.

Patterns were the Cottages, Cockerels, Scandy, and Ships; being found on 'Devon Motto Wares'. Art Pottery carries stylized flowers and foliage, gorgeous Daffodils, Scrolls in multi-colored slips & Kingfishers. Lavender Devon Violets are found on scent bottles. All patterns were hand painted!

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