Tremar Pottery Reference Pages – Contents Page
These pages provide information about Tremar Potteries of Tremar and Liskeard in Cornwall, England, United Kingdom and documentation of pieces produced by that company. Information about the pieces is provided on separate pages. Links to those pages appear below.
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What is Tremar Pottery?
Roger and Doreen Birkett established Tremar Pottery in 1962. Originally Roger made the products himself, but over time the company expanded to three locations. The original hand-thrown pieces gave way pieces produced using molds. All of them sold well.
The produced small pieces for collectors including people, animals, boats, cars and buildings. They also produced larger size pieces including money boxes (piggy banks), mugs, storage containers and other pieces for service or kitchen use.
The pieces are generally marked on the bottom in at least a couple of different styles that presumably changed over time.
The company closed in 1983.
Where is Tremar?
Tremar is located in the United Kingdom, in England, in the eastern part of Cornwall. It is a small village that is about two miles north of Liskeard which isn’t all that big itself.
What Happened to Tremar Pottery?
Tremar Pottery was a successful company for years with salespeople traveling around the UK calling on dealers and making sales. Tremar Pottery representatives attended trade shows at Olympia in London and at the NEC (National Exhibition Center) in Birmingham. The company also offered pieces to dealers during at least one trade show in the US.
So what brought production in this successful company to a screeching halt? It was a major catastrophe at the production facility. A kiln exploded in 1983. The explosion caused tremendous damage to the entire facility, and the company decided that the cost of making repairs and rebuilding the kiln was too high. It was that explosion that put an end to production of Tremar Pottery.
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Collectible Pieces Produced by Tremar Pottery
Other Pieces Produced by Tremar Pottery
Additional Information About Tremar Pottery
The Unfortunate End – Tremar Pottery Stops Production