Further research


John Bartlett: "English Decorative Ceramics" (Kevin Francis, 1989)

John Bartlett: "British Ceramic Art 1870–1940" (Schiffer, 1993)
     The Salopian Art Pottery entry contains numerous inaccuracies; pieces illustrated are from the R&S Edmundson collection

Sir Edward Benthall: “Some XVIIIth Century Shropshire Potteries” (Transactions of the Shropshire Archaeological Society Vol 55 (1955) pp159–170) 
     Account of the numerous potteries of the Broseley and Jackfield areas, with reference to their 18th century wares

Victoria Bergesen: “Encyclopaedia of British Art Pottery 1870–1920” (Barrie & Jenkins, 1991)
     An extensive and well researched encyclopaedia with a short entry for Salopian Art Pottery

Roger Edmundson: "Benthall Pottery, Shropshire, and its Salopian Art Pottery” (Journal of the Northern Ceramic Society, vol 19, 2002)
     The first in-depth study of Salopian Art Pottery based on the author's research over many years, profusely illustrated with pieces
     from private and public collections

Roger Edmundson: “William Allen's Salopian Art Pottery” Antique Collecting, February 2007 (magazine of the Antique Collectors’ Club)

Roger Edmundson: “Catalogue Notes to Mellors & Kirk Fine Art Sale 10, 11, 12 June 2015" (Mellors & Kirk, Nottingham, 2015)

Michael Messenger: “Pottery and Tiles of the Severn Valley” (Remploy, 1979)
     A descriptive catalogue with photographs of ceramics produced at Jackfield and Benthall; includes several pieces of Salopian Art
     Pottery from Shrewsbury Museums collection

John Randall: “The Clay Industries including the Fictile & Ceramic Arts on the Banks of the River Severn: with notices of the early use     of Shropshire clays, the history of pottery, porcelain, &c., in the district” (Madeley, Shropshire, 1877)
     An early history of various Shropshire potteries

Archaeological reports

Shropshire History
     A collection of reports relating to Benthall Pottery from the Shropshire Historic Environment Record, Shropshire Archives
and Shropshire Museums

Sale catalogues

John Baynham collection of Salopian Art Pottery (Bonhams, Chester, 21 August 2006)

R&S Edmundson collection of Salopian Art Pottery (Mellors & Kirk, Nottingham, 10 June 2015)


Darwin County
     Salopian Art Pottery in Shrewsbury Museums Service collection:

Secret Shropshire
     Salopian Art Pottery from the R&S Edmundson collection:

National Trust Collections
     Salopian Art Pottery at Benthall Hall:

Museums and societies

Benthall Hall, Benthall, Broseley, Shropshire
    A small collection of Salopian Art Pottery:  

Ironbridge Gorge Museum, Ironbridge, Shropshire
     A selection of Salopian Art Pottery is displayed at the Jackfield Tile Museum; more pieces are in the reserve collection:

Northern Ceramic Society  
     Founded in 1972, the NCS encourages research and shares information on the history and manufacture of pottery and porcelain: 

Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery, Shrewsbury
    A small collection of Salopian Art Pottery:


Shropshire’s Forgotten Pottery: An Exhibition of Salopian Art Pottery (April 2000)
     29 pieces of Salopian Art Pottery from the R&S Edmundson Collection, exhibited at Much Wenlock Museum, Shropshire

Salopian Art Pottery Exhibition (April – September 2007)
     Approximately 150 pieces of Salopian Art Pottery from private and public collections, exhibited at the Jackfield Tile Museum,
     Shropshire (one of the Ironbridge Gorge Museums), marking 100 years since the death of William Allen, owner of the Benthall
     Pottery Company

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