Poole Pottery was founded in 1873 and made pottery for 130 years in Poole. While its shop was saved from closure in 2007, most of Poole's wares are now made in Burslem.
Amongst its most notable works are:
- Tiles used on London Underground stations in the 1930s;
- A series of ceramics by Uri Geller;
- 'Ship Plates' that according to rumour were decorated by artists who looked across the harbour to copy the real thing.
While Poole pottery is famous for bright and bold colours, we like this stylish little black and white dish from 1979. And don't you love that box?