photo Roger Hopkins Carter & Company tube lined tile panel designed by Arthur Nickolls, 1950's

photo Roger Hopkins Carter & Company tube lined tile panel designed by Arthur Nickolls, 1950's

There is no other pottery which has more consistently reflected the spirit of its age; from the art deco designs of the 1920's and 1930's to the clean modernist lines of the 1950's and the experimental work of the pop art era. And yet compared with other factories whose production was greater (and often mass produced) Poole Pottery is not widely collected. From a collectors point of view this is a good thing. Genuine rarities do not necessarily command high values and the enthusiastic collector can still turn up patterns and designs which have not previously been recorded.