Hello! . This website is run solely by me – Ray Garrod – and I am located in Adelaide, South Australia.
The site consists of histories, stories and information about selected Vintage & Mid 20th Century Ceramics – mainly from Denmark, Scandinavia, U.K. & Australia, New Zealand.
My areas of interest include many of the major commercial brands and well known studio potters, but Im also fascinated by the smaller producers and potters who were often unrecognised during their lifetime. I think it is especially important that the stories of lesser known potters and potteries is documented before being lost to time and history.
I also believe that well designed commercial pottery and dinnerware is as equally important culturally and sociologically as studio pottery – and they each have their role and purpose and place in our society.
© All original content and photos on this site are copyright protected by me or the respective owners. Please contact me before re-posting any of this content elsewhere. Feel free to share our images on Pinterest/Twitter/Facebook using the linking widgets.
This is not a shop front, so please do not contact me for “pricelists”, “catalogues” etc. I have a store on Etsy where you will find quite a variety of 20th Century ceramics – link is in the right hand column, or HERE:
I do not do valuations, identifications of unknown makers, or estimated values of items and will not respond to queries asking for these. Try your local auction house, or have a look at Etsy, Ebay etc and you should be able to get a good idea of values there, and this is a good starting point to identify items as well.
More information about the site, plus a contact form and other general information is available to subscribers. You can contact me also by leaving a comment on any of the posts……or on Instagram @ retrogrammer
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The website consists of posts for paid subscribers, plus free posts. The site has become a large repository of knowledge in the years I have been running it in the current and previous forms. Subscribing will give you access to ALL posts.
For a small monthly fee you have access to all posts published (cancellable any time after the first month)
The site costs a considerable amount to keep running with ever increasing hosting costs, software fees and charges etc – as well the considerable time it takes to maintain everything and do the research necessary. ,
I would encourage you to become a subscriber of the site by clicking on subscribe button below which will take you to WordPress.com to set up your account etc with WordPress (hosts of this site). You can select either a monthly or yearly plan. The monthly is cancellable after the first month and T&C’s will be on the box which pops up when you click subscribe – I encourage you to read the T&C’s before you enter your details.