Richard Dennis Gallery exhibition catalogue
"Poole Pottery - Poole in the 1950's".Published
1997.21 pages with text by Paul Atterbury.Nice illustrations of Freeform and Contemporary designs
Hawkins "The Poole Potteries".Published in 1980 by Barrie & Jenkins Ltd.224 pages,covering
both the tile works and pottery up until 1964.Lots of good technical detail, illustration mostly in black and
white with a few colour plates.Now
out of print.
Hayward "Poole Pottery - Carter and Company and their Successors,
Paul Atterbury.Published in
2002 by Richard Dennis.Updated
from earlier edition.240
pages crammed with great quality illustrations.Has comprehensive appendix of factory and decorators marks.Expensive book, but worth it. Now in its third reprint.
Guy Sydenham "A Potter's Life - The Island Potters of
Poole". Published in 1999 by Sansom and Company Ltd, in a
limited edition of 1000 copies, the first 500 signed by the author, the
second 500 I've been told were destroyed by mistake at the
publishers. The book catalogues the Potters life and has a couple of
great chapters of first hand accounts of his time at Poole Pottery in the 1930's and in the
Guy Sydenham and John Benfield "A Potter's Life
II - Portland Rokko Art and Poole Pottery Revisited" Published in
2004 by Matador, in a
limited edition of 500 copies numbered and signed by the authors.
Illustrated with later work by Guy Sydenham and offering further
recollections of his time at Poole Pottery, including the people, politics
and interesting technical details.
Rena Jefferson "Robert Jefferson - The
Quiet Virtuoso" Published in 2010 by Richard Dennis. 64 full
colour pages. Written in memory of the Authors husband who died in
1998, this lovely book covers the whole of Robert Jefferson career and
includes a substantial chapter detailing his work at Poole Pottery
Poole Pottery "The first
100 Years". Published in 1973.48
pages designed by Jo Mckeown for Poole Pottery with text by Lucien Myers.Little bit of 70s nostalgia.Now
out of print.
"Collecting Poole Pottery" Published in 2000 by Francis Joseph
Publications. 140 pages, with an emphasis on Art Deco and Contemporary pieces, lots of colour illustrations and
pleasantly optimistic price
Will Farmer "Poole Pottery" published in
2011 by Shire Library 64 pages. A5 size paperback giving a concise
overview of Poole Pottery's history, with lots of full colour images, An
affordable introduction ot the subject.
Harry Lyons "Exhibition of Poole Pottery Studio
in the 1960's" catalogue from 1993. 24 pages with colour plates of
Poole Studio and Delphis wares and informative text including a biography of
Robert Jefferson, an interview with Guy Sydenham and contemporary articles reproduce
from the Pottery Gazette
Christie's, South Kensington,
London "The Poole Pottery Museum and Archive" sale catalogue
Wednesday 31 March 2004. 50 pages, 291 lots illustrated, with price
guide. Many items can still be seen on public display at the Poole
(Civic) Museum. Foreword by Paul Atterbury.
This little 14 page visitors guide is packed full of optimism and pride and little snippets of information to be added to my website at some point. There are also lovely period photos of the workers that I hope to identify and maybe post if I can brave any copyright anxieties. No publication date is given but the contents date it to between 1966 and '68.