The company originally made utility wares such as floor tiles and sewage pipes. The name most usually associated with Brannam is that of Charles Hubert Brannam, Thomas’s son, born Charles started work at the pottery at the age of twelve. He was artistically inclined, and after many years trying, managed to persuade his father, in , to let him experiment with the production of art pottery at their Litchdon Street works. In the following decade a London outlet was found for the wares, which were known as Royal Barum Ware, and the company soon established an enviable reputation. It is true to say that they were patronised by the crowned heads of Europe, and that included Queen Victoria. Fine wares continued to be produced well into the twentieth century, but after C H Brannam’s death in the emphasis moved away from art pottery back towards plainer domestic wares. Brannam pottery is widely collected and due to the company’s long life – they still producing pottery untill recently when their factory complex at Rounswell closed – something can be found to suit every collector’s pocket. Many marks have been used over the years, mostly using combinations of ‘C H Brannam’, ‘Castle’, ‘Barum’ and ‘Barnstaple’.
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It was whilst there that he introduced the collectable Foley Intarsio range as well as Foley Faience — this vase is from the scarcer range, Foley Urbato. It features tube-lined tall orange daffodils and stems, alternative colour-ways with more traditional yellow daffodils were also produced. It dates from around , Rhead was at Wileman between circa and It dates from around — whilst the pattern was produced widely on vases, candlesticks and other wares, I have never seen it on a wall plaque before.
The reverse side features the bespoke Amstel Bursley Ware stamp, as well as the remains of an original shop label. Very good condition with no chips, cracks or restoration.
The Brannam pottery has many variations of these pottery marks, some have Ltd, some Royal Barum Ware. They all date from the late s to the mid s. Disclaimer: Information provided on this website is for general information only.
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Satisfying instances of these uses were revealed with the discovery in of two distinct but unidentified pottery types in the excavations conducted by the National Park Service at Jamestown, Virginia, and later elsewhere along the eastern seaboard. One type was an elaborate and striking yellow sgraffito ware, the other a coa. Among the literally hundreds of thousands of sherds uncovered at Jamestown between and , these types occurred with relatively high incidence.
For a long time no relationship between them was noted, yet their histories have proved to be of one fabric, reflecting the activities of a 17th-century English potterymaking center of unsuspected magnitude. The sgraffito pottery is a red earthenware, coated with a white slip through which designs have been incised. An amber lead glaze imparts a golden yellow to the slip-covered portions and a brownish amber to the exposed red paste.
The gravel-tempered ware is made of a similar red-burning clay and is remarkable for its lack of refinement, for the pebbly texture caused by protruding bits of gravel, and for the crude and careless manner in which the heavy amber glaze was applied to interior surfaces.
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He studied at Lambeth School of Art, and took up his first job at Doulton , Lambeth in the early s. Some time in he moved down to Barnstaple to work at the Brannam Pottery. Baron was a modeller, designer and potter. He continued his studies at Barnstaple School of Art, and after gaining his master’s certificate started to teach pottery himself. He served at Brannam’s for nine years, producing many fine designs for the company, making exhibition pieces and winning important commissions.
In he wanted to branch out on his own and, having insufficient capital to start his own works, came to an arrangement with Edwin Beer Fishley whereby Baron’s pots were fired at the Fremington Pottery. Within two years he had the necessary wherewithal and started Baron Pottery at Rolle Quay near Barnstaple. An intense rivalry bordering on a feud existed between Baron and his ex-employer, C H Brannam, with Baron using every trick in the book to attract customers to his pottery.
He erected signs on the outskirts of the town directing tourists to ‘The Pottery’, and paid coach drivers to bring parties there. In he opened a shop for his wares in the town centre. Billy junior worked with his father from leaving school in and by was playing an important part in its management. The company continued to flourish through the first part of the twentieth century, but in Billy was killed trying to save his sister, Jo, from drowning when an unexpected wind blew up during a family outing to the beach.
Although an experienced life-saver Billy was unable get Jo to shore and was himself swept away. William senior, by now an elderly man, lost his enthusiasm for the pottery, and when he died two years later, grandson Billy, who was not interested in ceramics allowed the company to be absorbed by Brannam’s.
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Brannam Pottery Thomas Brannam started on his own, after having worked for some years as a potter, in Barnstaple, Devon, in The company originally made utility wares such as floor tiles and sewage pipes. The name most usually associated with Brannam is that of Charles Hubert Brannam, Thomas’s son, born
When I did pottery, I did bothI would score both surfaces and use a slip as a glue. It made a better contact to me. =) Without marks, I likely won’t able to say who made it, but I can narrow the date down, give you some details about it and give you a value.
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This item is not for sale, but you will find many that are in our Brannam jug mark Brannam Pottery Thomas Brannam started on his own, after having worked for some years as a potter, in Barnstaple, Devon, in The company originally made utility wares such as floor tiles and sewage pipes. The name most usually associated with Brannam is that of Charles Hubert Brannam, Thomas’s son, born Charles started work at the pottery at the age of twelve.
A COLLECTION OF BRANNAM POTTERY including a cat money box, marked Pay Pay Pay dated , a rabbit match holder dated and a Griffin candleholder dated , and three pieces marked Baron including a bell marked ‘Aint she a peach’, a green glazed figure marked ‘Little Mary’ and a frog spoon warmer, cm (6) Condition Report: rabbit – crazed and chipped to base.
The Script mark – This mark and its many variants was in use for more than 60 years. It was printed in blue or black. Latterly, a gold version was placed on some Best Ware. The China mark – This mark was used on bone china made at the Vine Pottery after Carlton Ware bought it in To date, found printed in blue, black or brown, usually the same colour in which the pattern outline is printed. Thanks to Megan for helping us make this observation.
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Three-handled Brannam pot mark Brannam Pottery Thomas Brannam started on his own, after having worked for some years as a potter, in Barnstaple, Devon, in The company originally made utility wares such as floor tiles and sewage pipes. The name most usually associated with Brannam is that of Charles Hubert Brannam, Thomas’s son, born Charles started work at the pottery at the age of twelve.
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Grace’s Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains , pages of information and , images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them. Barnstaple Thomas Backway Brannam started business on his own, after having worked for some years as a potter, in Barnstaple, Devon Thomas took over the lease to the North Walk premises the handbill still shows the spelling “Brannan”.
Thomas became particularly successful in the production of sgraffito [a] pottery and one of his jugs secured a medal at the Great Exhibition in Most of the products however were country pottery, as well as bricks, sewage pipes and tiles. He had left school having won the Art Prize. He was initially trained in the business by his father.
He was sent to work with his brother-in-law William Britton, a local photographer. He later became a member of the Literary and Scientific Institution. He then educated himself in the theory and practice of ceramics and was invited to London, where he studied pottery in the museums. His father then allowed him to start producing his own work. He was responsible for the development of the art pottery department and the future success of the business. He recruited highly skilled designers, especially William Baron and John Dewdney, but continued to throw the ware himself.
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Rigby and Freestone , During the Roman period pottery was produced in much increased quantities using a wide range of local pre-Roman, as well as imported traditions. Coarse, hand-made cooking wares of pre-Roman origin continued to be produced at various centres, notably the Thames estuary and East Yorkshire, alongside coarse and fine-bodied wheel-made wares; the latter being fired in various kinds of up-draught kilns Swan by nucleated groups of mainly rural potters at locations such as Crambeck near York Wilson For the first time in Britain a small amount of glazed pottery was produced in this period, notably at Colchester Barton , With the end of the Roman period, however, came a virtual hiatus in pottery-making in Britain, resulting in the loss or displacement of traditions developed and practised in Britain up to that point.
The Pop-Up Museum in Bridge Chambers is delving into the world of work, and is looking for workers from Shapland and Petter and Brannam Pottery to come and share their memories. The World of .
This was their “bread and butter” trade, although one of their decorative jugs secured a medal at the Great Exhibition in In Thomas’s son, Charles Hubert Brannam, left school at age 12 to start work at the pottery. Charles won a prize for art at school and also won the Queen’s Prize for Drawing in In he persuaded his father to allow him to produce art ware. His father agreed on the proviso that Charles paid for the materials he used.
Charles eventually took over the Litchdon Street pottery and further developed the art pottery department, utilising the ” sgraffito ” technique of scratching into a covering of ” slip ” to show the clay beneath. He recruited skilled designers, but also continued to throw the ware himself. In he received an order from Queen Victoria which resulted in excellent publicity for the business. In Charles registered the name Royal Barum Ware and ensured it was sold by several London firms including Liberty.
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I subsequently learnt a lot about the origins of Brannam’s pottery which is today located on the Roundswell Industrial Estate, Barnstaple there are guided tours for visitors as well as a pottery shop and small museum. It is the last remaining industrial pottery in North Devon and has not been under family management since However, he developed the business from that of his father Thomas Backway Brannam.
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There are some references to the Bretby pottery in specialist publications which are quoted in this book, but they will not be easy to obtain eg The Pottery Gazette of May , pp – , and June , – If you really want to know more about Bretby pottery, then read on Christopher Dresser – was a famous Victorian designer some people argue that he was the first real “designer” who produced designs for many different media jewellery, textiles, metalwork, ceramics, etc.
He was engaged as Art Director by the Linthorpe pottery – to design a large proportion of their output. The manager of Linthorpe was Henry Tooth – The Bretby pottery traded as “Tooth and Ault” from – William Ault left the partnership in to set up his own Ault pottery – at Swadlincote, Derbyshire. When the Linthorpe Pottery closed in , it is believed that many of the pottery workers then went to work at the Ault, Burmantofts and Bretby potteries, and it is also known that these potteries purchased many of the moulds used by the Linthorpe pottery much of the output was slip cast.
It is known that Christopher Dresser was also employed as a designer by the Ault pottery. So you often see very similar some Dresser designed pieces produced by all of these potteries.