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T G Green Channel Islands Series

T G Green Channel Islands Series

Judith Onions had already successfully restyled the Cornish Ware range in 1968 when she was joined by Martin Hunt RDI to design an entirely new range.

They produced four clear, bold and very British designs (each with a very different pattern). They named them after the English Channel Islands Jersey, Guernsey, Alderney, Sark and later Herm.

Pieces in the Jersey and Sark designs seem to be the easiest to get hold of these days. My favourites are the blue Jersey and Sark in any colour as it has such a fantastic texture created by the ribbed design.

Each of The Channel Islands designs was produced in a number of colours – Honey, Grey, Blue, Green, Brown & Orange.

T G Green - Jersey Blue Tea Cup - Judith Onions

T G Green – Jersey Blue Tea Cup – Judith Onions

T G Green - Jersey Blue Coffee Pot - Judith Onions

T G Green – Jersey Blue Coffee Pot – Judith Onions

T G Green Alderney

T G Green Alderney – Pinterest page for T G Green

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Hornsea Lancaster Vitramic Contrast

Hornsea Pottery, Lancaster Vitramic “Contrast” has become a British design icon. It won the British Design Council awards for design in the 1970s. It features a stunning chocolate velvety matt brown glaze with a black gloss band and bright white interior. The forms are simple, elegant and beautiful – they remind me of the purity of the forms of Denby Chevron with its clean, elegant lines and forms.

A brief history of the design:

In 1972, after years of compromise by adapting and adding to their first factory, Hornsea Pottery needed to expand due to its success. A new (second) site was found and the official opening took place in 1976. The first three ranges produced at the Lancaster factory received Design Council Awards and with them Hornsea Pottery enhanced its already worldwide reputation.

Hornsea Pottery had marked its silver jubilee in 1974 by launching a celebration range of products and this led to a collaboration with Lord David Queensberry and Martin Hunt. Together, in 1974, they produced a very successful range of “Lancaster Vitramic” tableware designs, starting with Contrast. Read more