This pottery was my first love, and goes back to the seventies, when my interest started in Art Deco pottery.
I was very fortunate that whilst researching the history of the company, I met Donald Shelley, Eric Slater and through Radio Stoke, several paintresses that used to work for Shelley’s in the thirties.
It was during this period I met my fellow co-authors Chris Watkins and William Harvey.
The three of us had the Shelley Potteries book published, and mounted a travelling exhibition of their fantastic varied range, which travelled throughout England and Scotland for a period of one year.
Silent film about all stages of Pottery Production: CLICK HERE
Shelley on the Telly
Chris Watkins, BBC “Pebble Mill at One” 2nd December 1980:CLICK HERE
William Harvey, Thames TV “Afternoon Plus” 7th January 1981:CLICK HERE