Winkle & Wood


Location and period of operation:

Winkle & Wood 



Sept 1889

Earthenware manufacturer at the Colonial Pottery, Whieldon Road, Fenton, Stoke-on-Trent.

  • A business between Winkle and Wood started in 1885 at the Pearl Pottery in Hanley.

  • In 1888 Frederick Winkle and William Wood jointly opened the purpose built Colonial Pottery Works in Whieldon Road on the border of Stoke and Fenton.

  • In September 1889 the partnership was dissolved and Frederick Winkle continued on his own at the Colonial Pottery and William Wood continued at the Pearl Pottery works, Hanley.


Subsequently: F Winkle & Co


London Gazette
15 October 1889

Notice of the dissolution of the partnership between
Frederick Winkle and William Wood


Plate in the Moorland pattern 



Initials and names used on ware for identification:

W. W.

W & W 


W & W

MOORLAND is the pattern name

Registration number 80531 dates from 1887
Registration number 121720 dates from 1889


The Colonial Pottery

Winkle and Wood's factory was situated alongside the Trent and Mersey canal 
In the foreground is Whieldon Road.

1893 trade journal article on Winkle



Related pages..

Winkle & Wood's Colonial Pottery

Mount Pleasant! The very name evokes Englishness with a tinge of Norman chivalry sufficient to enchant the imagination back to baronial times, castle-keeps and sheriffs, pastoral landscapes, parish lore, and village peace.

Grove Road, Heron Cross, Great Fenton - Early potters walked the track from Lower Lane to Lane Delph:
It is not at all fanciful to speculate that a number of famous and early potters journeyed along the track which is today known as Whieldon Road, Grove Road and Duke Street.

Thomas Whieldon 1719-1795 a Master Potter who influenced and taught the famous potters Ralph & Aaron Wood and Josiah Spode. He was in partnership with Josiah Wedgwood. 



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