A brief history of W H Grindley pottery

W H Grindley & Co were a Staffordshire earthenware and ironstone manufacturer, known particularly for exports to North America and the Commonwealth.

  • Founded in 1880 by William Harry Grindley at the New Field Pottery at Tunstall, Stoke-on-Trent
  • In 1891 they moved to the Woodland Pottery, also in Tunstall
  • In 1960 they were acquired in 1960 by Alfred Clough Limited
  • In 1978 they were renamed Grindley of Stoke (Ceramics) Limited
  • In 1991 they went into receivership
Maker's marks for W H Grindley
The Petalware mark used from 1954, pictured on a serving dish
The Petalware mark used from 1954, pictured on a serving dish
The W H Grindley mark, probably from the 1970s with the "Old Chelsea" pattern
The W H Grindley mark, probably from the 1970s with the "Old Chelsea" pattern
 
Where can you find out more?

Grace's Guide

thepotteries.org