Devonmoor - Background
I was first attracted to Devonmoor Pottery many years ago. As confirmed glass collectors of many years standing, my wife, and I went to a wind swept outdoor collectors fair. Glass was thin on the ground. We bought one small piece probably by Rindskopf and that was it. Shuffling around, with rain dripping from our locks I saw a rose coloured bowl. It was a bright spark on a grey day. The dealers, a husband and wife couple enthused over the bowl. They could tell me only a little about the pottery, and that it was local to the West country. I bought it for a few pounds to put some tom's in.
However, little acorns are dangerous things. Subsequently we became great collectors of art pottery and ceramics in general. However that first rose coloured bowl sent me researching the manfacturer, Devonmoor Art Pottery.
Since that find, we have gradually built a modest collection. Devonmoor is frequently unmarked and we have seen them sold under all sorts of (dis)guises. Our greatest misses included a wonderful red-blue glazed vase in chinese form being sold as unmarked Ruskin. It eventually sold for a fortune. My protests to the dealer were politely ignored. On another occasion a dealer explained how Devonmoor and Bernard Moore were connected potteries! I guess this finally decided me to put a few pictures on the web.
I am afraid we do not sell Devonmoor although we do have a retail site. I am trying to put together a pictorial reference of shapes, bases and marks. I hope you will find it useful. And hey, its just fun anyway.