E. Roddy (&Co)


Location and period of operation:

E. Roddy (& Co)



1958 (?)


Earthenware and tile manufacturer in Newcastle Street, Burslem, Stoke-on-Trent, England
  • A period of operation of 1925 to 1928 is given in 'Encyclopaedia of British Pottery and Porcelain Marks' by Geoffrey Godden. This is incorrect as Roddy in known to have produced commemoration mugs for Queen Elizabeth II's Coronation in 1953. 
    It is possible that the date 1928 was a typo and should be 1958. 

  • Gooden notes that a firm of this name manufactured tiles or sanitary ware.

  • In 1937 Ernest Roddy of the Portland Tile Works, Newcastle Street, Burslem, was a Listed Exhibitor at the British Industries Fair. "All Tile Fireplaces and Recessed Surrounds of many types and colour effects. Also Bedroom Fireplaces and a selection of Surrounds suitable for housing schemes." Graces Guide 



Roddy Ware commemoration mug for Queen Elizabeth II's Coronation on 2 June 1953




Roddy Ware Toby jugs - about 15cm / 6in tall
It appears that the company only produced this one style of Toby jug
they were made in a single colour glaze, usually in a matt finish but occasionally gloss.


Roddy Ware cream/milk jugs



large terrier - hight 25.5cm / 10in 



hand painted wall charger - 32cm / 12in diameter

marked: E Roddy, Brampton Ware


lidded storage jar

marked: E Roddy & Son Ltd, Brampton Ware



E. Roddy mostly produced ordinary jugs, vases & character jugs, but they also made a limited amount of art pottery, with experimental glaze effects.

This small vase has a mottled finish base with a copper luster upper. 


Roddy Ware
Made in England 


Roddy Ware produced in matt and luster finishes - the thimble indicates the size




multi-coloured, mottled glaze, bulbous vase  
height 9cm / 3.5in



jug with a multi-coloured, matt glaze

photos courtesy: Jim Woodward




Marks used on ware for identification:





E Roddy
Art pottery

Brampton Ware



Roddy Ware



Roddy Ware
Made in England 

Marks used on high glaze art ware


E Roddy 
Art pottery



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