Soho Pottery Co (Ltd)






 

Location and period of operation:

Soho Pottery Co

Tunstall  

Cobridge

1904

1918

1918

1944

Earthenware manufacturer in Stoke-on-Trent

  • The Soho Pottery Co was established by Samuel J. Simpson in 1904 at the Soho Pottery Works, Tunstall

  • In 1918 the company moved to the extensive Elder Works, Cobridge - which they reconstructed and enlarged. 

  • Samuel J. Simpson's sons Samuel E. M. Simpson and Thomas Simpson joined the business and after the death of their father in 1918 they continued the management of the business. Samuel looking after commercial matters and Thomas, production. 

  • In 1944 the company name was changed to Simpsons (Potters) Ltd

 

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 the Soho Pottery 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)

 



High Street
Tunstall


Soho Pottery Ltd
Earthenware manufacturers

from..... 1907 Staffordshire Sentinel 
'Business Reference Guide to The Potteries, Newcastle & District'

 


 


Queen's Green
The Original and Best 
 
SOHO Pottery Ltd
S.E.M. and T. Simpson
Elder Works, Cobridge
Stoke-on-Trent, England

August 1937
The Pottery Gazette & Glass Trade Review

 



Solian Wall Decorations 
SOHO Pottery Ltd 
Cobridge, Stoke-on-Trent

June 1939
The Pottery Gazette & Glass Trade Review


 


platter by SOHO Pottery in the Avondale pattern 

 



lidded jug with the TUNSTALL mark 

 


Marks and initials used on ware for identification:

 

Solian Ware

Ambassador Ware

Chanticleer Ware

Queen's Green

 trade names used by Soho Pottery 


 

 


Asiatic Pheasants
S P C
T

SOHO Pottery Companty
Tunstall

Asiatic Pheasants is the pattern name

 


 


SOHO POTTERY LTD
Tunstall
England 

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