Tremar is a village near Cornwall. In the 1960s Roger and Doreen Birkett set up pottery there. Tremar pottery appears in nature, unglazed colouring. Tremar pottery was famous for the rustic look, but came with a higher level of craftsmanship. There is fine detail in the hand carving that you can’t find anymore. Tremar pottery has an inscription on the bottom and some have the stamp. In some cases this inscription would be hard to read.
Roger made hand-thrown ware that sold to tourists who visited the pottery town. They expanded and by the 1970s was operating three locations. Production changed from hand-thrown to moulded wares, and Roger and Doreen saw a good market for collectables. They made people, boats, animals, and buildings. This gave collectors and invitation to acquire the whole set. They could get the whole set of dinner ware, small animals, different vintage cars, almost anything a collector would want. Also available is that wine glasses that match the dinnerware. A collector has to have the set.
The middle 1980s, several economic factors caused the end of the company. Tremar pottery came to an end when a kiln exploded causing extreme damage. It would cost more to rebuild than to let go. This caused Tremar Pottery to come to an end. Tremar pottery can still be bought to this day.
Tremar pottery had its hay-day from the sixty’s to the eighty’s, but like everything else all good things must come to an end. Tremar pottery will always be popular to the collector.
Another pottery called Shelf Pottery which is based in Yorkshire produced pieces that are virtually identical to the ones made by Tremar, but the Tremar Pottery items are distinctly marked ‘Tremar’.
If you are a collector of Tremar Pottery then check out the store page where we have listed pieces of Tremar Pottery that is currently available.