Rye Pottery christened “Best Stand” at Wealden Times Midwinter Fair

Wealden Times Best Stand MidWinter Fair Christmas 2014 med1It’s fair to say that it takes something of a long time to put our Wealden Times stand up … and down!

So large thanks from all at Rye Pottery to Wealden Times Editor Lucy Fleming & Harpers and Hurlingham’s Jane Beard for naming Rye Pottery as this year’s “Best Stand” at the MidWinter Fair.

The Wealden Times MidWinter Fair  is a hugely popular Christmas Market held at the charming Victorian Walled Garden at Bedgebury Pinetum. Visitors come from far and wide but it’s a “must” in the Kent & Sussex calendar for locals too.

Whatever the weather the event is staged in warm marquees with wonderful food and lunch stalls making it a great way to get going on your Christmas shopping.

It’s a huge compliment to win given such strong competition, so we’re all very chuffed indeed.

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Rye Pottery named one of Coast Magazine’s Top Ten Potteries

Ten Best Potteries by Coast MagazineWe’re very pleased to say Rye Pottery has been selected as one of Coast Magazine’s Ten Best Potteries” in the UK.

The team at the glossy mag have designed a stylish 4-page feature with evocative pics of life potting and showcasing, well yes us, but also nine other talented potters and firms, not least The Leach Pottery in St Ives, Cornwall. If you love all things ceramic it’s well worth a read and may well give you inspiration about other potters and potteries to visit while you’re out and about in the UK.

Many thanks to the journo Alex Reece and the rest of the crew at Coast. As soon as we get our hands on a PDF we’ll add it in here, but in the meantime, see if you can spot our paintress Karen in the screen grabs below…. she’s painting Cottage Stripes onto one of our mugs.

For more on this monthly magazine about the seaside click the following link http://www.coastmagazine.co.uk/

Coast Magazine - Ten Best Potteries - November 2014

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Finally, we’d like to introduce you to Miss Simplicity!

Rye Pottery - Miss Simplicity - Low res5Those Collectors who visit the shop in Rye will know if they’ve been lucky, over the last 2 or 3 years they’ve been able to pick up the occasional one-off design sample of this Mid-Century Rye Pottery Classic as we worked out how, and indeed if, we could incorporate a contemporary version of this wonderful, popular figure from days gone by.

So, drum roll please, here is Miss Simplicity fit for the 21st Century, but retaining all her 1950s charm. Modelled by our post-war co-founder Jack Cole, this piece was originally designed as an oil & vinegar bottle. Now with her head firmly in place, and with totally fresh decoration and design, we gave her a suitably demure “soft” launch at the Wealden Times MidSummer Fair in June … and promptly sold out! So now we’ve managed to make a few more, we thought it was time to re-introduce her formally back into British Society.

Ladies and Gentlemen, we’d like you to meet Miss Simplicity.

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Our stand at the Wealden Times MidSummer Fair

Rye Potterys stand at the Wealden Times MidSummer Fair 2014We thought it would be fun to share a pic of our stand at The Wealden Times Midsummer Fair.

June 2014 was our first time at the show, which is staged at Hole Park in Rolvenden, and we’re pleased to say we had a fun and busy three days.

Our tent was packed full of other stylish stands and we met lots of charming visitors, and from a selfish point of view the reaction to our pots, not least our new lines, shapes and colourways, was very uplifting.

So the next step will be planning the stand for the MidWinter Fair at the Walled Garden at Bedgebury Pinetum in November, once we’ve recovered from three days on our feet that is!

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Etc magazine interviews the third generation of Coles who’ve just taken the helm …

ETC June 2014 DPS

The June 2014 issue of etc Magazine  Click here to read the article

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Dogs & Puppies now available in three new colours

Rye Pottery - Ceramic Dogs & Puppies in New COlourways 2014 - Low res1

We know lots of our customers like to group these little fellas together, so this spring/summer we’ve produced our popular Ceramic Puppies & Dogs in three (oh yes) new colourways. And collectors will be pleased to know this is the first time they’ve been painted in these colours.

They’re designed to compliment our focus this season on Flamingo Pink, Cobalt Blue and our fresh new Paris Green.

Click here to find out more.

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Mid Century vibe as RP featured by GPlan in their new vintage collection

Gplan with Rye Pottery Mid Century vase - composite for web April 2014These  photographs show one of Rye Pottery’s 50s style little vases in GPlan’s latest collection of sofas, designed by Red or Dead founder Wayne Hemmingway. It’s a Mid-Century inspired collection, a period we’re very still proud of in our history, and one highly sought after by our collectors.

Rye Pottery was one of a handful of Ceramics exhibitors chosen to show several pieces in the legendary post-war design hall of fame that was the 1951 Festival of Britain. We’re not sure if G-Plan were there too …

This shape has just been brought back into production and is called the Mid-Century Modern v11 vase.

And now we’ll let the pictures do the talking.

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Wealden Times picks Rye Pottery Jugs & little bowls

Wealden TImes features Rye Pottery - Ceramic Jugs April 2014.jpg

We’re very pleased to see two of our tableware lines featured in the latest issue of the Wealden Times.

Our stripey Jugs and Little Bowls have been picked for a “Get the look” feature to accompany a fab interiors shoot. We call this pattern Cottage Stripe and it’s been in constant production since the 1950s. The little bowls are the newest addition to the range. They’re a great size that we use at home variously for jam, cream, sugar, olives, tapas … and they also make charming little weaning bowls.

Thanks Wealden Times! www.wealdentimes.co.uk

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English Tourist Boards’ “Best hand-crafted products in England”

Visit England LogoThe English Tourist Board – Visit England – has published a select list of some of the best hand-crafted products still being produced in England.

And we’re thrilled to say that Rye Pottery has been included. As a company we’re incredibly proud that all our pieces & Collections have been continuously Made in Britain (we’ve never “re-shored” because we never offshored in the first place) and it’s wonderful to have been chosen.

We’re alongside a handful of other great names, so do look them up:

Barbour – Wax Jackets,
Pashley Cycles – Incredible Bikes
Debbie Bryan Heritage – Lace
Norfolk Lavender Company

Do take a look at the list on the Visit England website here too.

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