Babbacombe Pottery was founded in 1952 by Edwin Barrett making traditional Torquay motto ware and a variety of contemporary decorative designs by traditional methods. During this time special pottery was produced by their top decorator Deirdre Wood with geometric, fish or other designs, much of it signed by Deirdre.
Later under three more owners using different business names the pottery adapted using slip moulded items to meet the changing demands of the public. The pottery finally closed at the Babbacombe site in 2002.
Click on the periods/owners on the right to see photographs of the pottery produced during each owner period.
The Edwin Barrett period was 1952-67. The Toni Raymond period was 1967-86. The Philip Laureston period was 1986-97. The Lownds-Pateman period was 1997- 2000 but has continued for trade sales as the Babbacombe Pottery Collection based in Torquay.
Pottery marks and backstamps of this pottery as well as over 250 other Torquay, Devon and West Country potteries can be found in the TPCS Marks Book
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