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The pottery started in principle when Susan Williams-Ellis, the daughter of Sir Clough Williams-Ellis (creator of the Portmeirion Village) and her husband Euan Cooper-Willis took over Gray’s Pottery in 1960 and Kirkham’s Pottery a year later – renamed and marketed as The Portmeirion Potteries Ltd in 1962. It was during this period of the 1960’s that some of Susan Williams-Ellis’ most famous shapes and designs were created - Totem, Cypher and Jupiter (1963), Samarkand, Greek Key (1965), Magic City (1966) to name just a few – it is this particular period of manufacture that primarily interests us - post 1970’s production being generally more restrained and not quite so eccentric in shape and design. In 1967 Euan helped establish Dartington Glass - with Portmeirion handling the distribution of their Frank Thrower designed glass.

The Portmeirion Pottery continues to go from strength to strength right through to the present day with various and continued new production lines; a joint initiative into the American market and the purchase and amalgamation of other small potteries along the way. 1995 saw Portmeirion celebrate their 35th Anniversary and two years later in 1997 they celebrated the 25th Anniversary of the hugely successful Botanic Garden range.

We aim to bring you some of the best in retro Portmeirion ceramics – we do hope you like our choice.
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1963 Portmeirion Pottery White Totem Large Tankard/Mug by Susan Williams-Ellis
1963 Portmeirion Pottery White 'Totem' Large Tankard/Mug by Susan Williams-Ellis

In the highly collectable matt white glaze and from the famous 'Totem' range designed in 1963 by Susan Williams-Ellis here is a large tankard or mug.  A truly iconic design of symbols in relief this range comes in a variety of colours and shapes ranging from the fairly common brown and green to the scarcer blue and in this case white.  Fully stamped with an oval embossed backstamp this is a very decorative piece. 

SIZE:  Height  6in/15cm  

CONDITION:  In good original condition - there is a very small 'dink' to the handle in one place which has been reflected in the price.

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Hornsea Pottery/Ceramics
Poole Pottery
Briglin/Rye/Iden/Cinque Ports Studio Pottery
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