The Torquay Pottery Collectors Society (TPCS) is very proud of it’s magazine – Scandy. It is produced quarterly to correspond with the four seasons, and is expertly compiled and edited by Andy Violet. The name Scandy is taken from the well known pattern used by virtually all the Torquay Potteries, and loosely based on the Scaninavian Rosemaling decoration, from which this iconic pattern gained its name. The magazine is the envy of many other ceramic groups, and apart from being an excellent read, the copies combine to form an extensive reference library, as they provide a wealth of information, history, and images of Torquay pottery, which is essential to those members who take enjoyment in researching their pots, and recognising all the different pattern codes and shape numbers. Binders can be purchased from the Socirty’s Publications to keep your magazines tidy, and in chronological order, if you so require.
Our members always look forward to seeing their magazine drop through their letterbox. It is full of vivid photographs of the pots produced by the various potteries in the Torquay and South Devon area. Members are also encouraged to send in their own articles, which may be about rare pots they have researched, recent pottery finds, their favourite pot or simply stories about their love of pottery.
If you love Torquay Pottery – you will love Scandy!