Pottery Relics.



We are always chasing pre 1930 Australian pottery.
Ginger Beer bottles, demijohns, teapots, water filters, butter coolers, bread plates, and more!
Top prices paid!
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Campbell Pottery Tasmania, New Book!

John Campbell Pottery: Recollections & Collections. Kevin Power

The definitive book on the John Campbell pottery. Includes an impressive full colour catalogue of over 200 examples of Campbells pottery ware.
This is a must for Australian pottery collectors. To order contact the author Kevin Power at or call 0412 215 763.
The 168 page hardcover book costs $85 plus $25 postage within Australia.

For more information check out the pdf of the release here - Campbell Pottery pdf.

Bendigo Pottery Books

Bendigo Pottery A selection of Wares 1858 - 1990
Ken Arnold has undertaken the massive task of researching, writing and photography for this book producing what is surely the standard on the subject.
Bendigo Pottery A Selection of Wares from 1858 - 1990 provides valuable information that illustrates the determination and tenacity of George Duncan Guthrie to carve out a living in a somewhat inhospitable and unforgiving land. This book chronicles the history and changes at the pottery, through its good and bad times, to a position where it now enjoys the status of being the longest continually operating pottery in Australia.
The longevity of the business is testament to the ingenuity displayed as successive owners and managers responded to the needs and challenges of a constantly changing world. This determination was the driving force that saw massive kilns built and clay mined so that everyday utilitarian kitchen items, building products and exhibition pieces could be manufactured.
This hardback, section sewn book of 432 pages details the history of the Bendigo Pottery with historical photographs, advertisements, letter heads, pottery marks, old price lists and line drawings. It was compiled from the archives of the Bendigo Pottery, with contributions and notes, photographs and discussions by the author, capturing some thirty five years of research.
There are sections on barrels, bottles, demijohns, filters, inks, jars, jugs, teapots, miscellaneous wares, majolica, parian and Waverley wares and the revival period. Histories of the firms for whom the barrels, jars and filters were made. Plus a Database of bottles and demijohns compiled from the pottery records, through collectors and the author.

This, mostly full colour, book is available at $115 post paid directly from the author at
Crown Castleton Publishers
359 High Street, Bendigo, 3550.
(03) 54418070 or email

Bendigo Pottery Waverley Wares

Also available from the same author is a stand alone stapled back 64 page book - "Bendigo Pottery Waverley Wares".
This is essentially the same content as the Waverley ware section in the big book.
This book has been released for those who might like to focus on the 1925- 45 period.
The design is perfect for those collectors who like to write comments alongside an item for future reference when fossicking around at markets, fairs, shops and the like. This book is $28 post paid.

For these and some other excellent collectors publications visit

Welcome to the Ozpotterycollectors website.

Scott and Dave are both keenly interested in the early potteries of Australia and in particular the utilitarian wares they produced.
This site is dedicated to sharing some of the history of these colonial manufacturers.
As well as searching for items to add to our collections we are also interested in any information that sheds light on the history of any particular items or potteries as a whole.
We hope you enjoy this site and the data it contains.
Scott Morrison & David Bruce.

Bendigo Pottery Showroom. Circa 1890s.