Soho Pottery Co






 

Location and period of operation:

Soho Pottery Co

Tunstall  

Cobridge

1901 

1906

1906

1944

  (See sources)

Earthenware manufacturer at the Soho Pottery Works, Tunstall, from 1901-06 and then at the Elder Works, Cobridge, from 1906-44

Joseph Palin Thorley was Director of Design for Soho Pottery from 1918 to 1920 or 1921.   
Thorley was apprenticed at Wedgwood's and fought in the trenches in France before going to the Soho Pottery.  Thorley went from
Soho to New Chelsea, to Allerton's before immigrating the U.S. in 1927.  
There he worked for the best potteries like Hall and Taylor Smith & Taylor, before going to Williamsburg to make reproductions of their 18th century museum objects. 

 

Formerly:  Smith & Binnall (at the SOHO works)

Subsequently:  Simpsons (Potters) Ltd (at the Elder Works)

 



platter by SOHO Pottery in the Avondale pattern 

 



lidded jug with the TUNSTALL mark 

 


 


AVONDALE
SOHO POTTERY LTD
Tunstall
England 

AVONDALE
ERNEST FARM???
Tunstall
England 

mark used c.1901 to 1906 when the SOHO Pottery
was at Tunstall
 

AVONDALE is the pattern name

the meaning ERNEST FARM??? in place of
SOHO Pottery in the mark on the right is unknown



Semi-Porcelain
SOHO POTTERY LIMITED
Tunstall
England

mark used c.1901 to 1906 when the SOHO Pottery
was at Tunstall
 



TORONTO
SOHO POTTERY LIMITED
Cobridge
England

mark used after 1906 when the SOHO Pottery
moved to Cobridge

 

TORONTO is the pattern name


 

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Elder Pottery Works

    


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