Chuffed to have The LB1 Mid Century Modern ceramic lamp base picked for the Living Etc Agenda pages.
Do check out the June 2018 edition.
Chuffed to have The LB1 Mid Century Modern ceramic lamp base picked for the Living Etc Agenda pages.
Do check out the June 2018 edition.
Our thanks to Country & Town House magazine and The Insider team for featuring The LB1 – our Mid Century Modern Ceramic Lamp base in their May 2018 Edition.
We’re very pleased to see Soho House’s latest venture unveiled publicly and even more pleased to see our specially commissioned Mid Century Modern Lamp Bases in situ!
Their latest hotel and member’s club is in London’s Shepherd’s Bush, housed in the former BBC HQ that used to flash up on the telly.
You know – the iconic round 60’s “doughnut” building with the famous sculpture of Helios in the centre.
Shown here: The LB1 Medium in Black Tracery
Choosing our medium LB1, we were asked to create 92 table lamps, 2 for each bedroom. The Soho House interiors team of Daisy Bere & Linda Boronkay first picked one of our own revamped 1960’s patterns (Black Astrakhan) and then complimented it with 2 further mid century-esque designs alongside one specifically developed for the project – the all new Soho Stripe.
You can view our full range of lamps by clicking here, but for now here’s another pic of one of the cosy White City House rooms. Oh and did we mention there’s a swimming pool on the roof. With a bar…..
This picture: The LB1 medium in Denmark Green Cascade and Denmark Green Soho Stripe
All images courtesy of White City House
Our last few tweaks to the final of four majolica decorations chosen by the Soho House Interiors team for their Mid Century White City House project.
Practice makes perfect.
Jamie Oliver’s foodie mag “Jamie” included Rye in their recent guide to the best Gourmet Getaways in the UK – and quite right too we say.
Many thanks to journo Claire Nelson for including Rye Pottery and a pic of one of our decorating team hand-painting one of our sheep.
It’s not the kind you can eat though Jamie…
We’re very pleased to say that Margaret Howell in London are stocking our Mid Century Modern LB1 large Lamp Base in two different decorations- All White Tracery & Black Astrakhan.
The Telegraph Magazine. With many thanks to journos Jessica Doyle and Talib Choudhry for including us in their piece about three British, family-run ceramics companies.
Thanks to Country Living Magazine and Deputy Home Design Editor Alaina Binks for including our Cottage Stripe Little Bowls in their latest autumnal Emporium section. For more details click here
We’ve been very touched to hear from our Collectors around the world of sightings of our Dragonfly Tiles and Cottage Stripe Tableware – courtesy of telly show Grand Designs and James Strangeways’ simple but stylish new build on Romney Marsh. So far we know our work has been seen in Denmark, France, Germany, Canada, Australia and New Zealand, please do let us know if you spot us anywhere else – we’re small enough that keeping tabs is hard as we keep up with making pots. And our talented paintress Julia Catt is enjoying her global fame!
We’d also like to say we were very pleased to see a wonderful interview with James Strangeways closer to home – in Sussex Life Magazine. It’s well worth a read, not least because the interview was after the television programme actually went out on Channel 4. You can read the piece if you click here.
Our hand-painted Dragonfly Tiles and striped bowls featured in Grand Designs Magazine as part of a wonderful feature on James Strangeways’ unique waterside house on Romney Marsh
Rye Pottery & our Dragonfly Tiles were featured on an episode of Grand Designs on September 16th. It was a Godsmark Architects build for James Strangeways next to a Romney Marsh Canal. Our hand-glazed & hand-painted Tiles were used as a stylish backdrop for a woodburner in the living room. And yes, our Cottage Stripes Stripe Bowls were in the kitchen too.
Our thanks to Director Ned Williams & the team for beautiful sequences showing our techniques and talented paintress Julie Catt. And thanks also to Kevin McCloud Esq not least for describing our tiles as “charming”.
You can catch-up and watch Grand Designs Series 15 – Episode 2 on All4 by clicking here
BBC South East Today & Paddy O’Connell – 29 August 2015
Josh Cole was interviewed as part of a special series fronted Radio 4’s Paddy O’Connell for BBC South East Today. Our section was a pre-filmed part of a whole programme dedicated to Rye and the town’s wonderful Jazz Festival.
Jane Davies and Rebecca Rhodes from our painting team were also featured painting our Chaucer Figures and Cottage Stripes.
World of Interiors – April 2015 – The Mid-Century Modern v11 Vase by Rye Pottery.
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It’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.
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/
The June 2014 issue of etc Magazine Click here to read the article
These 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.
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
The 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:
Do take a look at the list on the Visit England website here too.
Many of our customers are English countryside lovers, with a fair few involved in the land one way or another.
So it’s a huge compliment for us that the Friesian version of our Bull & Cow have been chosen for the Farmers Weekly annual Christmas Gift Guide.
The Bull & Cow part of our English Animals Collection and are also available in other colourways, including soft Jersey or Sussex, which are painted in our classic Chestnut Brown.
We’ve belatedly spotted a lovely shot of our Rye Vixen in the April edition of The English Home magazine.
Our popular ceramic foxy lady makes an appearance in a feature about Christine and Kevan Stevenson’s charming cottage in the heart of Derbyshire’s Peak District.
With the help of architect and local builders, the couple spent months combing two cottages and adding an extension, to charming effect.
Described as an “oasis of light and calm” by the magazine, the house features a calming, pale palette of colours.
Perched above the cooker in the Stevenson’s light, airy kitchen, our hand-painted Rye Vixen – decorated in a soft Coral sponge with gentle touches of Leaf Green and a Chocolatey brown – adds a subtle touch of colour.
In a new series on BBC2, Flog It Trade Secrets‘ presenter Paul Martin has been revealing the tricks of the trade and surprising things he has learned over his 11 years in television.
Rye Pottery was pleased to be picked for inclusion in the latest programme, which was a touching tribute to the late antiques expert David Barby who died in July 2012, and was a pioneering television antiques expert, not least on Flog It. In the programme presenter Paul reveals: “I didn’t know a great deal about Ceramics [when I started in television], but what I do know now, David taught me”. It was because of David that Paul says he was first introduced to Rye Pottery.
Interviewing Rye Pottery’s Tarquin Cole, Paul discusses the heritage, value and collectability of Sussex and Rye Pottery, not least Hopware, Sussex Pigs, and our Mid-Century Modern classics, contemporary versions of which are still produced by us today. Tarquin took over Rye Pottery from his father Wally Cole MBE in 1978 and is widely regarded as an expert in valuing and dating early Sussex Pottery.
In the programme Paul also discusses Rye Pottery’s Mid-Century”Cottage Stripe” pattern, which has been in constant production since 1950. Examples of this design are included in the Ceramics Collections of both the V&A and the British Museum’s Geffrye Museum.Finally Paul braves an attempt at painting another of Rye Pottery’s pigs himself – one of our Sows! We use a very difficult technique that our accomplished paintresses spend years mastering, as the glaze has only just been applied and the slightest touch of a finger or too heavy a brush and the piece can be ruined.
Flog It Trade Secrets featuring Rye Pottery aired on February 15th 2013 at 18.30 on BBC 2. You can watch the film on the BBC’s iplayer by clicking this link. The section about Rye Pottery starts at 42.15 and ends at 48.07.
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Well I fear we are not as quick as the Neapolitan Potter who already has his pregnant Kate & William figure on sale by Wednesday, but we are thinking hard of what designs we will decide on in due course.
First and foremost though I feel we should all wait a while and give the poor girl time to overcome the dreaded morning sickness. I have huge sympathy with that problem having suffered from it for all of my darling children!
Radio Sussex rang up on Tuesday morning to ask what we would be doing, which caught me on the hop a little, though I am sure we will do one of our collectable small transfer tankards when next June/ July actually comes!
We’ll hope to add the audio of Biddy talking to morning show radio host Danny Pike soon but in the meantime you can listen via the BBC iplayer here.
Hot on the heels of Biddy’s appearance in the Mail on Sunday, a great piece about our Royal Jubilee Commemorative pieces in our supportive local paper – The Rye and Battle Observer.
“Rye Pottery is the original and also the last remaining pottery in Rye, but it is also one of just a handful of English potteries to have consistently manufactured commemorative items for all the major Royal Events throughout the reign of Queen Elizabeth II…
Biddy Cole, from Rye Pottery, said: “One long-established local family recently came to buy Rye Pottery’s Diamond Jubilee mugs for their grandchildren, because they had such fond memories of their own children being given Rye Pottery Silver Jubilee tankards while attending Rye’s primary school back in 1977.
“It was a wonderful symbol of support for both the Diamond Jubilee and our long-standing local manufacturing business, and particularly so in the current economic climate.
”The charm of a hand-decorated mug is still so great and so particular to Rye Pottery that yet again we are struggling to keep up with demand.”
>> Click here to read the whole article and to find out all the latest local news!
Rye Pottery will be on local radio tomorrow Thursday May 31st. We have been asked to join in a telephone chat about The Diamond Jubilee helping small Sussex firms in these difficult times. We should be live on BBC Radio Sussex 95.3 FM or 105 FM and also on DAB at about 8.40am.
It is always fun to be involved, but a bit nerve racking doing live pieces. Last year we did a live interview outside the Pottery as the reception was better, but the local train went through at the same time, which meant all the cars were stuck in the road behind us waiting to move while the Rail Crossing gates were shut!
We’ve tiled more bathrooms than we can count in the last 40 years with our Rye Tiles Range, but we’ve just spotted a wonderful photograph from interiors magazine Country Homes & Interiors. You can see the beautifully styled shot on the magazine’s website here – Summer bathroom | Bathroom ideas | Image | housetohome.co.uk. It’s a classic straight jug in multifloral and serves as a good reminder that jugs are just as good for flowers as they are for drinks!
Biddy recently bought a Rye Pottery vintage Cadborough Brown glazed jug on ebay (yes we’re partial to a bit of Ebaying too) which she also uses as a flower vase. This though, is a glaze which we don’t currently make and we wanted an extra one for our archive.
The House to Home site is great, packed with ideas and inspiration, and it’s the online home for a diverse group of leading interiors magazines from Homes & Gardens and Country Homes & Interiors to Style at home and Living etc – take a look by clicking here.
So we’ve just had a call from the folks at interiors magazine Living etc, asking for a number of our products for upcoming photoshoots.
All in all, three products are being dispatched as we speak, one of our charming Rye Rabbits in London Grey Sponge, a pair of our Charcoal Cockatoos and last but not least, William the Conqueror from our 1066 Bayeux Tapestry inspired series.
So keep those eyes peeled!
I wish you could have seen us here last Friday, we had a Japanese TV crew making a travel documentary about South East England. They had already visited the Hop Farm and Museum in Paddock Wood and were due to take a ride on the Bluebell Railway later that day. They were all very enthusiastic and loved Rye and our Pottery
I spoke direct to camera in short sound bites, which could be translated later, ending by inviting their viewers to be sure to vist Rye Pottery and Rye. It took 3 takes for them to be happy while I felt more and more stilted with each retake so hope it will sound reasonable when it is finally shown. Fortunately they also took some lovely shots of Jane Davies glazing and painting a Rye Rabbit . Jane was of course lucky enough to have something useful to do with her hands while they filmed her, unlike me who was filmed just standing in our shop with our wonderful medieaval wall as a back drop.
They have promised us a copy once it is all edited. So fingers crossed!
Biddy has just been interviewed for a piece in this weekend’s Mail on Sunday about William and Kate’s imminent nuptials.
While not everyone is lucky enough to have British manufacturers flurrying to produce a host of products to commemorate their special dates, here at Rye Pottery we produce beautiful one-off designs and pieces for personal and corporate special occasions – weddings, christenings, even just plain old Thank You’s! Every piece is individually hand-made, hand-lettered and decorated to order.
Click the following link to visit our shop and see some examples of our Bespoke Ceramics.