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ScopeThis handbook has been designed to be an aid to Scottish pottery collectors and dealers who require a handy guide when
at antique fairs, auctions and other buying opportunities and also to help with the attribution of Scottish pottery.
It includes the known pot marks and transfer patterns of the industrial type potteries and the marks and decorative
ware design names of the Buchan Pottery. It does not include the marks and details of the Scottish studio, craft and art
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No 26 2015
No 25 2013
No 24 2009
No 23 2005
- Editor: Robert Rankine, followed by Susan Mills on the death of Robert Rankine.
- This edition of SPHR is one article, by Henry E. Kelly, on the sherds from the Verreville Pottery, Finnieston, Glasgow. A grant frrom Historic Scotland has ensured that all the sherds are shown in colour.
- Photographs of the sherds and their arrangements on the computer are by Douglas Leishman.
- From the Editor: Robert Rankine, FSA Scot.
- Scottish Pottery Society - thirty years on. Robert Rankine.
- William Littler, Westpans. Robert Rankine.
- An 18th Century Scottish Porcelain Petition. George Haggarty and Sheila Forbes.
- Pottery manufacture in Cupar, Fife. Dr Colin Martin and Dr Paula Martin.
- Delftfield exports to Canada. Dr Jill Turnbull FSA Scot.
- Further jug shapes from the Clyde Pottery, Greenock. Hugh Mclntyre.
- Some registered designs for Kidstons of Glasgow. Dr Jill Turnbull FSA Scot.
- Children's plates from Scottish potteries. Kay Dickson.
- An early engraving of Links Pottery, Kirkcaldy. Jim Bell.
- New Light on Alloa Pottery. Susan Mills BA, MA, FSA Scot.
- First Period of the Saracen or Possil Pottery, Glasgow: Henry E. Kelly
- Peter Gardner - Master Potter of Dunmore. Graeme D R Cruickshank, MA, AMA, FSA Scot.
- Peter Gardner Centenary Dunmore Bibliography. Reviews, Duncan Gray BA
- Reviews, Duncan Gray BA
- Editorial: Douglas Bowie
- Britannia Pottery: Harry Kelly describes the establishment of the 13 kiln Britannia Pottery to provide heavy duty export wares for the developing North American markets.
- Alloa Pottery c 1783 – 1907: Robert Rankine provides an update on the history of the Alloa Pottery.
- John Rose fl.1771, Aberdeen: George Haggarty writes of John Rose's 18th century attempt to set up a pottery in Aberdeen.
- The Larne Pottery: Henry E. Kelly traces the history of the pottery and its connection with the Clyde Pottery, Greenock.
- Pottery – Clackmannan?: Robert Rankine suggests that the 'pottery' shown on OS maps of the Clackmannan area seems to have been little more that a brick and tile works.
- Frigget Bridge, Portobello: George Haggarty examines records of an 18th century pottery at Portobello set up by George Dawson.
- The Armitage and Osley Potteries in Staffordshire and Glasgow: Henry E. Kelly details their history
- Editorial: Henry E. Kelly
- A note on export wares from the Victoria Pottery, Pollokshaws, Glasgow: Harry Kelly writes of exports to south-east Asia.
- Some foreign influences on the design style of Kirkcaldy-made 'Wemyss Ware':Griselda Hill describes, with illustrations, the influence that Emile Galley and the Sarreguemines Pottery had on the Wemyss Ware designs
- The Lyon family and the Mountainbleau or Mountainblue Pottery: Henry E. Kelly details the history of this pottery in the east-end of Glasgow
- Exports from Britannia and Verreville: Harry Kelly continues discussion on export wares from the Britannia Pottery.
- Bo'ness Co-op wares: Douglas Bowie tells of the short-lived Bo'ness Industrial Pottery and Manufacturing Society.
- Crockery at Royal Edinburgh Asylum: Joanna Dawson writes about the vast quantity of crockery used in this large Edinburgh hospital. She discusses the large number of sherds found in the spoil heaps and summarises the frequent references to purchases found in the surviving letter books and committee minutes.
- The marked wares of the Co-operative Pottery, Bo'ness: Douglas Bowie illustrates the wares made during the brief life of this pottery.
- Editorial: Jill Turnbull
- Staffordshire links with the Caledonian Pottery: S. Graham Hoey describes how the Caledonian Pottery opened in 1800 with potters from Staffordshire and traces his ancestory back to that time.
- Scottish Pottery and the Gentle Shepherd: Irene Macdonald discusses some early 19th century pottery which is decorated with prints from David Allan's original 1788 illustrations.
- The Broomberry Tileworks and Robert Boyle: Henry E. Kelly tells the story of this small pottery which opened in 1837
- Thomas Lochead's Kirkcudbright Pottery: Neil Cameron examines the work of a twentieth-century pottery.
- Port Dundas Pottery: Douglas Leishman discusses a 19th century paper about this Glasgow pottery.
- The Cup Shapes found during excavation on the site of the Glasgow Pottery in 1996: Henrey E. Kelly illustrates and details the many shapes of cups excavated. An interesting discovery was their manufacture of white porcelain with blue sprigs.
- Delftfield wares for Antigua : Jill Turnbull describes the cargo of two voyages and details the nine hogsheads of pottery from Delftfield.
- Lady Artists: Heather Jack writes about 'Arts and Crafts' and the Lady Artists of the pottery industry.
- Books — Elizabeth Mary Watt, her life and works by Colin Scott-Sutherland: Reviewed by Heather Jack.
- Editorial: Jill Turnbull
- J. & M. P. Bell & Co.Ld: Harry Kelly writes of the partnership which took over this pottery post 1910.
- Anderston Pottery jugs: Roger Kemp describes a pair of unusual 'Tudor' pattern jugs.
- Anderston & Verreville potteries: Douglas Leishman discusses the problem of selling pottery works using as his datum two press advertisements dated 1842.
- Newbiggin, Musselburgh: George Haggarty presents a 'finds' report from this pottery site.
- Fireclay and Gravestones: Joan Faithfull describes some articles from the Prestongrange Brick and Fireclay Works.
- The Wardlaws, a nineteenth century Glasgow pottery family: Mary Jesop relates the history of the Wardlaw family and their involvement in the Glasgow potteries of Britannia and the Star Pottery, Possilpark.
- Early commemoratives: George Haggarty uses archaeological evidence to attribute some early commemorative pottery from the east coast.
- The North Woodside and Garrioch Mills on the Kelvin and their connection with the pottery trade: Henry E. Kelly constructs a detailed history of these mills with maps and photographs.
- Bell's Pottery, Glasgow: Keith Speller reports on the archaeological dig he carried out under the Glasgow University Archaeological Research Division in 1996.
- Editorial: Jill Turnbull
- Dawson, Portobello: George Haggarty discusses an agreement dated 1782 between William Miller and George Dawson regarding setting up a pottery at Portobello.
- John Thomson, Annfield: Lynne Sussman describes the recovery of sherds in Ontario including marked pieces carrying the Annfield imprint.
- Scottish ceramics bills paid by Alexander, 4th Duke of Gordon, 1768 — 1809.: Barbara L. H. Horne details seven bills paid by the Duke. One is of interest because it deals with an order for William Littler of West Pans, East Lothian.
- William Creelman, potter in Coats: Sheila Forbes discovers in the Royal Bank of Scotland minute books of 1788 an agreement to give a loan to William Creelman, potter.
- Mak'merry: Heather Jack writes about the designs used to decorate Mak'Merry pottery.
- Jonathan James Forster, potter: Irene Macdonald describes an 1817 plea for help in setting up a shop to retail pottery.
- Cumnock: Gerard Quail describes the setting up of the Cumnock Pottery.
- Nautilus porcelain figures (Possil Pottery): text by Jill Turnbull; photographs by Douglas Leishman. The subjects are water carriers, nymphs and peasants.
- Possil Pottery, Tennent, and Glasgow Trading & Transport LTD.: Henry E. Kelly describes the history of the pottery when taken over by J. & R. Tennent in 1915.
- Adam Cubic, potter at Bridgeness and Gallowgate: Gerard Quail tells of a late 18th century potter at Bridgness, Bo'ness and at Gallowgate, Glasgow.
- Editorial: Henry E. Kelly
- Iris Fox, collector: Heather Jack recalls Iris Fox, collector and dealer extraordinaire.
- Insured potters and china merchants: Irene Macdonald reveals late 18th century and early l9th century potters who were insured by the Sun Life Insurance Co.
- Drongan Pottery: Henry E. Kelly tells the story of this Ayrshire pottery.
- Muniments at Dalkeith: Barbara Horn reports on 18th century Buccleuch muniments which detail ceramic purchases for the ducal family.
- Jugs of the North British Pottery: Henry E. Kelly illustrates various jugs made at this pottery.
- Caledonian Railway Map: Henry E. Kelly reproduces the O.S. map of 1905 with the proposed extension of the Caledonian Railway which will obliterate the North British Pottery.
- The Royal Commission on Employment of Children: First Report 1863: Henry E. Kelly comments on the report and selects interviews with children from the Glasgow potteries in the report (Bells, Annfield, Victoria, Britannia and Verreville).
- The Thomas Shirley Document: Heather Jack discovers a Clyde Pottery invoice of 1844 detailing an extensive range of wares
- Export trade of J. M. & P. Bell: Henry E. Kelly discusses the extensive export trade of Bell's pottery.
- Matthew Perston Bell's will: Henry E. Kelly gives details of this will by Matthew Bell, partner of the Glasgow Pottery, who died in 1870.
- The visit of Mrs Esther Weeks to the Griselda Hill Pottery: Griselda Hill talks about Mrs Esther Weeks who was trained by Joseph Nekola (of Wemyss Ware fame) and of Weeks's visit to her pottery.
- Diversification and the potters at Prestonpans: Irene Macdonald describes how 18th and early 19th century potters secured their livelihood by farming and trading.
- Editorial: Kay Dickson
- Winifred Kennedy Scott by Hildegarde Berwick
- Museum Assistance: Robert Rankine on Wemyss Ware, Kay Dickson on a Fife Pottery Print and the Kirkcaldy Museums showing a map of the Links Pottery (Methvens), Kirkcaldy (1856)
- Museum Acquisitions: Kirkcaldy District Museums by Dallas Mechan, Glasgow Museums by Patricia Collins
- The Muir Brothers and the Clyde Pottery by Henry E. Kelly
- Modern reproduction Wemyss ware: Robin Hill tells of Wemyss Ware being copied in Exeter, Devon, beginning in 1988.
- Campbellfield Pottery: Gerard Quail writes of the establishment of this old Glasgow pottery.
- Documents relating to the Delftfield Pottery by Henry E. Kelly
- Further jugs from the Victoria Pottery: June Clelland writes briefly about jugs from the Victoria Pottery.
- China repairs in 18th century: Jill Turnbull, researching the muniments at Panmure House, discovers that as early as 1761 a china mender was 'repairing crackt dishes' with metal clasps.
- Children's Employment Commission 1847: Scottish Potteries visited are Leith Pottery (Parish of South Leith), West Vennel Pottery (Parish of Inveresk, Midlothian), Lancefield (Anderston) Pottery (Glasgow), Verreville China Works (Glasgow), Caledonian Pottery (Glasgow) and a pipe manufactory, Glasgow — by Gerry Quail and Kay Dickson
- A Jazzy Maid of Perth: Catriona Maisels illustrates the Maid of Perth jugs made by the Fife Pottery (Robert Heron) and decorated in the Wemyss style in the early 1900s.
- Mary Fairgrieve: Heather Jack traces the life of a talented West Coast lady and her works in embroidery, ceramics and metalwork during the first half of the 20th century.
- Scottish pottery dealers in the early 19th Century: Henry E. Kelly lists all the dealers going bankrupt or closing down between 1801 and 1827 obtained from the Edinburgh Gazette
- A Caledonian Pottery teapot?: Irene McDonald presents a 'Broseley' transfer pattern teapot with a dealer's mark 'Josiah Rowlley' who was one-time manager of the Caledonian Pottery (circa 1802—1810).
- Verreville and Anderston potteries: John Tait & Harry Kelly explore the Kidston connection in the early years of these potteries.
- Registration marks: Kay Dickson presents an informative discourse on pottery registration marks.
- The marked jugs of the Annfield Pottery by Henry E. Kelly
- Molly J. Downie: Catriona M. Maisels identifies some hand-painted pottery by this lady from Fife.
- John Bell's marriage: Henry E. Kelly writes about the marriage of the owner of 'The Glasgow Pottery' (J. & M. P. Bell & Co.) in 1855.
- Update (Bough Pottery): by Heather Jack.... Letter to the Editor from Henry E. Kelly.... and Book Review by Kay Dickson
- Editorial: Bill McConnell
- The 1844 explosion in the Glasgow Pottery: research by Harry Kelly
- Ceramic Folk Art - furniture castors: Rosa Baker writes about pottery stands made to raise household furniture above the damp earthen floors.
- Victoria Pottery: Harry Kelly writes of his study of the wares of the Lockhart & Arthur pottery.
- Excavations at Bo'ness: Marlene and Michael Egan describe the 1989 rescue excavations at the site of the old established Bo'ness Pottery.
- Toby jugs: Kay Dickson presents the Scottish variety
- Bough studio marks: Heather Jack presents a guide to marks and identifies artists' initials which appear on the base.
- Peter Mayor and the Brownware Pottery at Stevenston by Gerard Quail
- Scottish links with the Rathbones of Turnstall: Gerard Quail on the proprietorship of Samuel and Robert Rathbone, Potters at Pipe Street, Portobello 1826 & mdash;1832.
- Book Review by Henry E. Kelly
- Editorial: Bill McConnell
- The Studio, Strathyre: Kay Dickson
- The Parian Jugs of The Glasgow Pottery of J. & M.P. Bell & Co.: Henry E Kelly
- Museum Acquisitions 1988/89:
a) Art Gallery and Museum, Kelvingrove: Patricia Collins
b) Huntley House Museum: Gordon McFarlan
- More West Pans Mugs: Irene MacDonald
- The Wares of The Clyde Pottery Company: Henry E Kelly
- Four Plate Designs by Macintosh: Howard Coutts
- The Earthenware Jugs of The Glasgow Pottery of J. & M.P. Bell & Co.: Henry E Kelly
- Editorial: Bill McConell
- Scottish Ceramics at Glasgow's International Exhibition of 1888: Jonathan Kinghorn
- The Jugs of The Britannia Pottery in the Cochran and Fleming Periods: Henry E Kelly
- Museum Acquisitions:1987/88;-
Art Gallery and Museum, Kelvingrove: Patricia Collins
- Pollokshaws Pottery Photographs: Elspeth King
- Six Items of Interest:Kay Dickson
- The Jugs of The Cochran Period of Verreville Pottery: Henry E Kelly
- The 'R' in the Sunburst Mark: Kay Dickson
- The Free Gardner's Jugs: Irene MacDonald
- A Liverpool Collection - Richard Abbey: Kay Dickson
No 22 2002
No 21 2001
No 20 1999
No 19 1997
No 18 1996
No 17 1995
No 16 1994
No 15 1993
No 14 1990/92
No 13 1988/89
No 12 1987/88
No 11 1986/87, Click front cover to see contents.
No 10 1985/86, Editorial: Jonathan Kinghorn
No 9 1984/85, Editorial: Kay Dickson
No 8 1983/84, Editorial: Kay Dickson
No 7 1982, Editorial Graeme D.R. Cruickshank
No 6 1981, Editorial: Graeme D.R. Cruickshank
No 5 1980, Editorial: Graeme D.R. Cruickshank
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No. 4. Archive News 1979, Editorial: Graeme D.R. Cruickshank
No. 3. Archive News 1978, ISSN 0309-7617, Editorial: Graeme D.R. Cruickshank
No. 2. Archive News 1977, Editorial: Graeme D.R. Cruickshank
No. 1. Archivist's Newsletter 1976, Editorial: Graeme D.R. Cruickshank
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