The Tor Valley Pottery was formed in 1910 and ceased in 1913. It was said to have been known as the Devonshire Tor Pottery and having a windmill as its trade mark, but this has not yet been seen. The pottery was at Teignmouth Road, Torquay, the same site as later occupied by the Lemon & Crute and Daison potteries. The main decorator behind the Cat, Witch, Alexandra Rose designs and similar pots was John Barker, a name which might account for the look on some of the cat’s faces!

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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