Jan & David Robert's Collection

These pieces are from our collection which Jan and I have been acquiring from the late 1970s. We never intended it to be a ‘collection’ as such, we just bought and swapped pieces we loved from friends and colleagues over the years.

Since moving into our renovated and converted barn we have less space to display and enjoy these pieces. Rather than continue to hide these lovely pots away in cardboard boxes we decided to give other collectors the opportunity to purchase and enjoy these terrific ceramics.

Some of the pieces are by ‘big names’, some by lesser known makers, most are British but there are several pieces by foreign potters. Most we can identify and have clear memories of the story behind the purchase, some we have sadly forgotten the makers’ names – this is not a comment on the quality of the work but on our aged memories! However we think all are great examples of the potter’s art.

In the future we shall be periodically adding to this page with more ceramics and other objects including jewellery and textiles.

All dimensions are in centimetres, height x diameter unless specified differently


The collection is presently being managed by Messums Wiltshire and can be accessed by the following link:-





Large Bowl

David Lloyd-Jones - £500

Stoneware Teapot

Ibrahim Mutari working at Abuja - £300

2 Cup Stoneware Tea Set

Derek Emms - £250

Large Woodfired Jug

Phil Rogers - £200

Small Woodfired Bowl

Phil Rogers - £150

2 Earthenware Cups + Saucers

Clive Bowen - £20 each

Wood Fired Teapot

Phil Rogers - £100

Salt Glazed Jug

Peter Starkey - £75

Salt glazed Covered Jar

Jane Hamlyn - £80

Stoneware Teapot

Unknown Artist (American) - £50

Large Stoneware Charger

David Frith - £200

Coil Built & Smoke Fired Vessel

Gabrielle Koch - £2500

Salt Fired Covered Jar

Peter Starkey - £100

Soda Fired, Large Covered Jar

Ruthann Tudball - £165

Stoneware Covered Jar

David Lloyd-Jones - £50

Earthenware Teapot

John Pollex - £200

Stoneware Covered Jar

John Glick (American - Michigan) - £150