Leopard-glaze vase made by Kingston Pottery

Leopard-glaze vase made by Kingston Pottery


A tall ceramic vase in a deep rust-coloured glaze with a 'leopard' glaze dripped down over the top half. Marked on the base by Kingston Pottery (which was situated in central Kingston upon Hull - or more commonly Hull).

  • Kingston Pottery began in the mid-1970s by two brothers, John and Herbert Love who had previously run a number of pottery shops i Hull from the early 1960s. The pottery started on a small scale and the brothers were assisted by Colin Rawson a leading designer with Hornsea Pottery, based at nearby Hornsea on the coast to the north east of Hull. 


     The pottery produced lots of collectables and souvenir ware and produced pottery for the export market, but also produced art pottery with a variety of mottled glazes as well as producing  kitchenware, planters and vases to major retail stores in Britain and overseas. The pottery declined owing to a combination of increased costs (the 1984 Miner's strike impacted the available coal for the kilns) and declining orders meant that in June 1985 the firm went out of business.


    • Height approx. 21cm
    • Diameter approx. 11.5cm at widest point