Thomas  Forester Son & Co


Location and period of operation:

Thomas Forester Son & Co





 Earthenware manufacturer at the Sutherland Pottery, Fenton, Stoke-on-Trent
  • Thomas Forester started earthenware manufacture at the works in 1884 and continued until 1887/8.

  • Forester then took Joseph Booth Hulme into partnership c.1887 and they operated as Forester and Hulme.


Subsequently: Forester & Hulme

NOTE: There three men named Thomas Forester who operated pottery works in the Fenton/Longton area of Stoke-on-Trent - all at the same time.

Thomas Forester Son & Co - at the Sutherland Pottery, Fenton (this page)

Thomas Forester & Co - at the Melbourne Works, Longton

Thomas Forester & Sons (Ltd) - at the Phoenix Works, Longton


Thomas Forester, Son & Co's ware - advertised in 1885

Jewitt's "Ceramic Art of Great Britain, 1800-1900" 


Thomas Forester, Son & Co - bowl in the Rosette pattern

photo courtesy: Claire Ingram



Majolica Jardiniere
with impressed mark FORSTERS 



flower vase
with impressed mark FORSTERS 




Marks used on ware for identification:


T F Son & Co

NOTE: a mark with 'Sons' and/or 'LD' 'LTD'
Thomas Forester & Sons (Ltd)    


impressed mark FORSTERS 




T F Son & Co

'Rosette' is the pattern name



The Sutherland Pottery

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NOTE: The Sutherland Pottery in Fenton   is not to be 
confused with the Sutherland Works (in Longton)
which was occupied by Hudson & Middleton.


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