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Post by big ed on September 13th 2008, 1:01 pm

Bolingey Pottery was situated just ouside Perranporth in Cornwall, started in the 1950s by Norman Taylor, a travelling salesman from Coventry. Norman set the pottery up after seeing pots thrown at Lakes Pottery in Truro. By the mid 60's the pottery was well established and he was joined by the very skilled Michael (Mike) Edwards from Lakes. Norman died in Cyprus in 1983 and the pottery carried on for a while with his son Vivian and Mike Edwards, but eventually closing in the 80's (read Antique Explorer July issue for a great article and pics). 2008, becoming very collectable.

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Post by big ed on September 13th 2008, 1:03 pm

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Post by big ed on September 13th 2008, 1:07 pm

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Impressed ME Mike Edwards , look out for signed pieces incised NT Norman Taylor and Impressed ME mike edwards , these command higher prices , all pieces are signed bolingey perranporth and underlined , but the signed ones are the most desirable
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Post by big ed on September 13th 2008, 1:08 pm

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incised Norman Taylor mark quite rare
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Post by big ed on September 19th 2008, 1:38 pm

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Post by big ed on September 19th 2008, 1:40 pm

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Post by big ed on September 19th 2008, 1:42 pm

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Post by big ed on November 15th 2008, 11:53 am

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Post by big ed on June 2nd 2010, 7:39 pm

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Post by vanmann on December 15th 2010, 1:16 pm

Another Bolingey pot, with unusual (?) piercing,John

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Post by big ed on December 20th 2012, 5:54 pm

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very rare early bolingey perranporth
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Post by potterymad62 on March 16th 2013, 3:18 pm

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Bolingey is a small village between Perranporth and Penwortha Combe on the Atlantic coast of Cornwall.

In the early 1960s Norman Taylor, a travelling salesman from Coventry, moved to Perranporth and learned how to pot at evening classes. He started the pottery at Bolingey and operated it with the help of his family. Mike Edwards who had previously potted with Lake's at Truro, started helping Norman in the evenings, and was taken on full-time in 1965.

Norman Taylors work is hard to come by and commands good prices. The above jug is from my collection, a rare and a good sample of his work. Below are some Norman Taylor Marks.

Enjoy

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Post by potterymad62 on March 19th 2013, 8:17 pm

Cornish Potter Mike Edwards

Mike Edwards front far right with members of my famly relations & friends at one of the Austin Seven Club Meetings. Mike Edwards who had previously potted with Lake's at Truro, started helping Norman Taylor at the Bolingey Pottery in the evenings, and was taken on full-time in 1965. The one with the part bold head is my wife's uncle Len Moyle.

Mike no longer pots, but does have an interest in wood turning. He also give letures & talks on pottery
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Mike Edwards, very far right front of picture. The one with all the white hair.
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Post by Davee on April 8th 2013, 9:15 pm

Large vase by Mike Edwards

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Post by potterymad62 on February 3rd 2014, 3:58 pm

potterymad62 wrote:Cornish Potter Mike Edwards

Mike Edwards front far right with members of my famly relations & friends. Mike Edwards who had previously potted with Lake's at Truro, started helping Norman Taylor at the Bolingey Pottery in the evenings, and was taken on full-time in 1965. The one with the part bald head is my wife's uncle Len Moyle.

Mike no longer pots, but does have an interest in wood turning. He also give letures & talks on pottery
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Post by big ed on September 27th 2014, 1:00 pm

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Nice tall Jug 10.5" high by Mike Edwards , A snip at £1.50 from hayle Car Boot in Cornwall
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Post by big ed on September 27th 2014, 1:01 pm

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Post by big ed on March 3rd 2015, 1:57 pm

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A lovely Bolingey Perranporth Vase 10" High , By Ex Lakes thrower Mike Edwards
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Post by big ed on March 3rd 2015, 1:57 pm

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Post by potterymad62 on March 30th 2015, 4:21 pm

Recently aquired this vase by Norman Taylor. My question here is, did the Bolingey Pottery take on students. The reason why I'm asking is about the initials JB and possibly 1958 the year date it was made or pattern number. I know Norman set up the pottery in the late 50s, but the pottery did'nt realy take off until in the early 60s.

Very interesting piece and I never seen this before on Bolingey pots. Excellent

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Post by NaomiM on March 30th 2015, 6:15 pm

A commission, maybe?

I expect he had assistants, but they don't usually sign pieces.

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Post by potterymad62 on March 30th 2015, 7:59 pm

NaomiM wrote:A commission, maybe?

I expect he had assistants, but they don't usually sign pieces.

Thanks for reply NaomiM. Would be nice to know more about these details. I know the Bolingey pottery very well, and as I said never seen this before on there wares. I just wonder if they did have some students for a short period. Will contact Mike Edwards and see if he can throw some light on this.   Shrugs

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