Pair of Grille storage jars - Designer Colin Haxby

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Post by NaomiM on November 3rd 2016, 1:11 am

Pair of storage jars with cork lids and gold decoration. Marked Grille II and III designed by Colin Haxby.
There's little info online other than a few patterns he designed for companies like Johnson Matthey & Co and TG Green in the 50s














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Post by hercules brabazon on November 3rd 2016, 12:08 pm

There's a bit of information in various company records online. He was born in 1922, and set up a company called Wallace and Haxby Limited in 1966 (presumably with the designer Robin Wallace), which became Haxby Ceramics in 1982.  The company was based in a former school in the village of Metfield, which is in Suffolk, although the postal address is Harleston, Norfolk  He remained a director of the company until 1999.

Before that he did various designs for Johnson Matthey, who weren't as far as I can tell, producers of pottery themselves, but a major supplier of glazes and coatings to the pottery industry.
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Post by denbydump on November 3rd 2016, 5:21 pm

He designed the "Central park" tableware range for T.G. Green in 1957.
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Post by NaomiM on November 3rd 2016, 7:05 pm

Cheers :)

Any ideas what 'Grille' refers to? The pattern or a factory?

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Post by TwistBerry on November 25th 2016, 12:08 pm

Hi Naomi
My husbands grandfather was Colin Haxby. He was both the potter and designer of these pieces. The name Grille refers to the individual pattern. Would be interested to know where abouts in the world these have ended up ? 😆
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Post by NaomiM on November 25th 2016, 4:52 pm

That's great information :) They've ended up in Hampshire in the UK :)

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Post by dantheman on November 25th 2016, 4:56 pm

we would love to see his other designs Jumping For Joy

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Post by TwistBerry on November 26th 2016, 7:08 pm

Thanks for your interest dantheman i have started to put together some photos on a pinterest board called Haxby ceramics 😊
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Post by dantheman on November 26th 2016, 7:34 pm

Why not post a link here?

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Post by brin mcardle on November 27th 2016, 9:46 pm

Please !
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Post by TwistBerry on November 29th 2016, 10:25 pm

Oh okay not sure how to do that...will try to figure it out 😊
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Post by NaomiM on November 29th 2016, 10:37 pm

On the top line you'll see three dots on the right hand side....




Click that and you'll get a drop down window which includes Copy Link
Click that and it saves the URL...




Paste it in the comments box =

http://pin.it/H1jKqBv

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Post by hercules brabazon on November 30th 2016, 12:12 am

Here it is:
https://uk.pinterest.com/twistberry/haxby-ceramics/
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Post by brin mcardle on November 30th 2016, 4:56 pm

Like these !
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