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Carters of Poole Tile Design 1004

July 22, 2012
Tile Design 1004 by Woodlanda
Tile Design 1004, a photo by Woodlanda on Flickr.

This is a drawing I made from the pattern books for the tiles made by Carters of Poole. When I originally accessed the books they were kept in the Pilkingtons factory at Hamworthy where I copied some of the designs in a peaceful setting next to the harbour.
The other week I went to see the books again after a 33 year gap. They are now kept in the county archives after the Poole Pottery Museum collections were dispersed. The archive worker who retrieved them for me was astonished at the contents of all the beautiful designs as as he hadn’t realised what the books contained. Sadly the first book is missing.

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