Castleford potteries

Red earthenware chamberpot found during excavations at HM Prison. It is said to have been made at Castleford in about 1740. [Click here to open image in popup]
Red earthenware chamberpot found during excavations at HM Prison. It is said to have been made at Castleford in about 1740.
Red earthenware chamberpot found during excavations at HM Prison. It is said to have been made at Castleford in about 1740.
Saggar used to hold pottery during firing in the kiln, to protect the pots from direct heat. This saggar was collected from Clokie and Co. Ltd. after the pottery closed in 1961. [Click here to open image in popup]
Saggar used to hold pottery during firing in the kiln, to protect the pots from direct heat. This saggar was collected from Clokie and Co. Ltd. after the pottery closed in 1961.
Saggar used to hold pottery during firing in the kiln, to protect the pots from direct heat. This saggar was collected from Clokie and Co. Ltd. after the pottery closed in 1961.
Mould for a plaque showing the head of Neville Chanberlain, Prine Minister from 1937-40, collected from Clokie and Co. Ltd. after the pottery closed in 1961. There is also a plaque made from this mould in the museum collections. [Click here to open image in popup]
Mould for a plaque showing the head of Neville Chanberlain, Prine Minister from 1937-40, collected from Clokie and Co. Ltd. after the pottery closed in 1961. There is also a plaque made from this mould in the museum collections.
Mould for a plaque showing the head of Neville Chanberlain, Prine Minister from 1937-40, collected from Clokie and Co. Ltd. after the pottery closed in 1961. There is also a plaque made from this mould in the museum collections.
Plaster mould with a metal inner for making a tall vase. This mould was collected from Clokie and Co. Ltd. after the pottery closed in 1961. [Click here to open image in popup]
Plaster mould with a metal inner for making a tall vase. This mould was collected from Clokie and Co. Ltd. after the pottery closed in 1961.
Plaster mould with a metal inner for making a tall vase. This mould was collected from Clokie and Co. Ltd. after the pottery closed in 1961.
A large mixing bowl with inscriptions and drawings scratched in the yellow glaze of the inside. They include plants, a butterfly and a horse. The bowl was a present from Castleford to Amelia Hartley of Stanley on 5th January 1903. [Click here to open image in popup]
A large mixing bowl with inscriptions and drawings scratched in the yellow glaze of the inside. They include plants, a butterfly and a horse. The bowl was a present from Castleford to Amelia Hartley of Stanley on 5th January 1903.
A large mixing bowl with inscriptions and drawings scratched in the yellow glaze of the inside. They include plants, a butterfly and a horse. The bowl was a present from Castleford to Amelia Hartley of Stanley on 5th January 1903.
A tea set of four cups, saucers and plates handpainted by Eva Arundel of Castleford in 1950-1. Evening classes for amateurs to paint pottery were begun in Castleford about 1920 and went on until the 1950s. The pottery was made at Clokie and Co. Ltd. and after painting it was returned to the pottery for its gloss firing. [Click here to open image in popup]
A tea set of four cups, saucers and plates handpainted by Eva Arundel of Castleford in 1950-1. Evening classes for amateurs to paint pottery were begun in Castleford about 1920 and went on until the 1950s. The pottery was made at Clokie and Co. Ltd. and after painting it was returned to the pottery for its gloss firing.
A tea set of four cups, saucers and plates handpainted by Eva Arundel of Castleford in 1950-1. Evening classes for amateurs to paint pottery were begun in Castleford about 1920 and went on until the 1950s. The pottery was made at Clokie and Co. Ltd. and after painting it was returned to the pottery for its gloss firing.
Cup from a tea set of four cups, saucers and plates handpainted by Eva Arundel of Castleford in 1950-1. Evening classes for amateurs to paint pottery were begun in Castleford about 1920 and went on until the 1950s. The pottery was made at Clokie and Co. Ltd. and after painting it was returned to the pottery for its gloss firing. [Click here to open image in popup]
Cup from a tea set of four cups, saucers and plates handpainted by Eva Arundel of Castleford in 1950-1. Evening classes for amateurs to paint pottery were begun in Castleford about 1920 and went on until the 1950s. The pottery was made at Clokie and Co. Ltd. and after painting it was returned to the pottery for its gloss firing.
Cup from a tea set of four cups, saucers and plates handpainted by Eva Arundel of Castleford in 1950-1. Evening classes for amateurs to paint pottery were begun in Castleford about 1920 and went on until the 1950s. The pottery was made at Clokie and Co. Ltd. and after painting it was returned to the pottery for its gloss firing.
Cup from a tea set of four cups, saucers and plates handpainted by Eva Arundel of Castleford in 1950-1. Evening classes for amateurs to paint pottery were begun in Castleford about 1920 and went on until the 1950s. The pottery was made at Clokie and Co. Ltd. and after painting it was returned to the pottery for its gloss firing. [Click here to open image in popup]
Cup from a tea set of four cups, saucers and plates handpainted by Eva Arundel of Castleford in 1950-1. Evening classes for amateurs to paint pottery were begun in Castleford about 1920 and went on until the 1950s. The pottery was made at Clokie and Co. Ltd. and after painting it was returned to the pottery for its gloss firing.
Cup from a tea set of four cups, saucers and plates handpainted by Eva Arundel of Castleford in 1950-1. Evening classes for amateurs to paint pottery were begun in Castleford about 1920 and went on until the 1950s. The pottery was made at Clokie and Co. Ltd. and after painting it was returned to the pottery for its gloss firing.
Cup from a tea set of four cups, saucers and plates handpainted by Eva Arundel of Castleford in 1950-1. Evening classes for amateurs to paint pottery were begun in Castleford about 1920 and went on until the 1950s. The pottery was made at Clokie and Co. Ltd. and after painting it was returned to the pottery for its gloss firing. [Click here to open image in popup]
Cup from a tea set of four cups, saucers and plates handpainted by Eva Arundel of Castleford in 1950-1. Evening classes for amateurs to paint pottery were begun in Castleford about 1920 and went on until the 1950s. The pottery was made at Clokie and Co. Ltd. and after painting it was returned to the pottery for its gloss firing.
Cup from a tea set of four cups, saucers and plates handpainted by Eva Arundel of Castleford in 1950-1. Evening classes for amateurs to paint pottery were begun in Castleford about 1920 and went on until the 1950s. The pottery was made at Clokie and Co. Ltd. and after painting it was returned to the pottery for its gloss firing.
Saucer from a tea set of four cups, saucers and plates handpainted by Eva Arundel of Castleford in 1950-1. Evening classes for amateurs to paint pottery were begun in Castleford about 1920 and went on until the 1950s. The pottery was made at Clokie and Co. Ltd. and after painting it was returned to the pottery for its gloss firing. [Click here to open image in popup]
Saucer from a tea set of four cups, saucers and plates handpainted by Eva Arundel of Castleford in 1950-1. Evening classes for amateurs to paint pottery were begun in Castleford about 1920 and went on until the 1950s. The pottery was made at Clokie and Co. Ltd. and after painting it was returned to the pottery for its gloss firing.
Saucer from a tea set of four cups, saucers and plates handpainted by Eva Arundel of Castleford in 1950-1. Evening classes for amateurs to paint pottery were begun in Castleford about 1920 and went on until the 1950s. The pottery was made at Clokie and Co. Ltd. and after painting it was returned to the pottery for its gloss firing.
Saucer from a tea set of four cups, saucers and plates handpainted by Eva Arundel of Castleford in 1950-1. Evening classes for amateurs to paint pottery were begun in Castleford about 1920 and went on until the 1950s. The pottery was made at Clokie and Co. Ltd. and after painting it was returned to the pottery for its gloss firing. [Click here to open image in popup]
Saucer from a tea set of four cups, saucers and plates handpainted by Eva Arundel of Castleford in 1950-1. Evening classes for amateurs to paint pottery were begun in Castleford about 1920 and went on until the 1950s. The pottery was made at Clokie and Co. Ltd. and after painting it was returned to the pottery for its gloss firing.
Saucer from a tea set of four cups, saucers and plates handpainted by Eva Arundel of Castleford in 1950-1. Evening classes for amateurs to paint pottery were begun in Castleford about 1920 and went on until the 1950s. The pottery was made at Clokie and Co. Ltd. and after painting it was returned to the pottery for its gloss firing.
Saucer from a tea set of four cups, saucers and plates handpainted by Eva Arundel of Castleford in 1950-1. Evening classes for amateurs to paint pottery were begun in Castleford about 1920 and went on until the 1950s. The pottery was made at Clokie and Co. Ltd. and after painting it was returned to the pottery for its gloss firing. [Click here to open image in popup]
Saucer from a tea set of four cups, saucers and plates handpainted by Eva Arundel of Castleford in 1950-1. Evening classes for amateurs to paint pottery were begun in Castleford about 1920 and went on until the 1950s. The pottery was made at Clokie and Co. Ltd. and after painting it was returned to the pottery for its gloss firing.
Saucer from a tea set of four cups, saucers and plates handpainted by Eva Arundel of Castleford in 1950-1. Evening classes for amateurs to paint pottery were begun in Castleford about 1920 and went on until the 1950s. The pottery was made at Clokie and Co. Ltd. and after painting it was returned to the pottery for its gloss firing.
Plate from a tea set of four cups, saucers and plates handpainted by Eva Arundel of Castleford in 1950-1. Evening classes for amateurs to paint pottery were begun in Castleford about 1920 and went on until the 1950s. The pottery was made at Clokie and Co. Ltd. and after painting it was returned to the pottery for its gloss firing. [Click here to open image in popup]
Plate from a tea set of four cups, saucers and plates handpainted by Eva Arundel of Castleford in 1950-1. Evening classes for amateurs to paint pottery were begun in Castleford about 1920 and went on until the 1950s. The pottery was made at Clokie and Co. Ltd. and after painting it was returned to the pottery for its gloss firing.
Plate from a tea set of four cups, saucers and plates handpainted by Eva Arundel of Castleford in 1950-1. Evening classes for amateurs to paint pottery were begun in Castleford about 1920 and went on until the 1950s. The pottery was made at Clokie and Co. Ltd. and after painting it was returned to the pottery for its gloss firing.
Plate from a tea set of four cups, saucers and plates handpainted by Eva Arundel of Castleford in 1950-1. Evening classes for amateurs to paint pottery were begun in Castleford about 1920 and went on until the 1950s. The pottery was made at Clokie and Co. Ltd. and after painting it was returned to the pottery for its gloss firing. [Click here to open image in popup]
Plate from a tea set of four cups, saucers and plates handpainted by Eva Arundel of Castleford in 1950-1. Evening classes for amateurs to paint pottery were begun in Castleford about 1920 and went on until the 1950s. The pottery was made at Clokie and Co. Ltd. and after painting it was returned to the pottery for its gloss firing.
Plate from a tea set of four cups, saucers and plates handpainted by Eva Arundel of Castleford in 1950-1. Evening classes for amateurs to paint pottery were begun in Castleford about 1920 and went on until the 1950s. The pottery was made at Clokie and Co. Ltd. and after painting it was returned to the pottery for its gloss firing.
Plate from a tea set of four cups, saucers and plates handpainted by Eva Arundel of Castleford in 1950-1. Evening classes for amateurs to paint pottery were begun in Castleford about 1920 and went on until the 1950s. The pottery was made at Clokie and Co. Ltd. and after painting it was returned to the pottery for its gloss firing. [Click here to open image in popup]
Plate from a tea set of four cups, saucers and plates handpainted by Eva Arundel of Castleford in 1950-1. Evening classes for amateurs to paint pottery were begun in Castleford about 1920 and went on until the 1950s. The pottery was made at Clokie and Co. Ltd. and after painting it was returned to the pottery for its gloss firing.
Plate from a tea set of four cups, saucers and plates handpainted by Eva Arundel of Castleford in 1950-1. Evening classes for amateurs to paint pottery were begun in Castleford about 1920 and went on until the 1950s. The pottery was made at Clokie and Co. Ltd. and after painting it was returned to the pottery for its gloss firing.
Plate with sketches of 17 mines in the North Yorkshire Area Coalfield that took part in the Miners' Strike in 1985-5. Made for the Castleford Women's Centre [Click here to open image in popup]
Plate with sketches of 17 mines in the North Yorkshire Area Coalfield that took part in the Miners' Strike in 1985-5. Made for the Castleford Women's Centre
Plate with sketches of 17 mines in the North Yorkshire Area Coalfield that took part in the Miners' Strike in 1985-5. Made for the Castleford Women's Centre
Small red earthenware flower pot made by John Robinson at the Eleven Acres Pottery, Castleford in the early 1900s. [Click here to open image in popup]
Small red earthenware flower pot made by John Robinson at the Eleven Acres Pottery, Castleford in the early 1900s.
Small red earthenware flower pot made by John Robinson at the Eleven Acres Pottery, Castleford in the early 1900s.
Small stoneware bowl with a light green glaze, made at Hartley's Ltd between 1952 and 1960. [Click here to open image in popup]
Small stoneware bowl with a light green glaze, made at Hartley's Ltd between 1952 and 1960.
Small stoneware bowl with a light green glaze, made at Hartley's Ltd between 1952 and 1960.
Small stoneware vase, unglazed and undecorated on the outside, made at Hartley's Ltd between 1952 and 1960. [Click here to open image in popup]
Small stoneware vase, unglazed and undecorated on the outside, made at Hartley's Ltd between 1952 and 1960.
Small stoneware vase, unglazed and undecorated on the outside, made at Hartley's Ltd between 1952 and 1960.
Circular green ashtray with the name Geo.F. Adamson, Glass and China Merchant, Castleford around the rim. This is probably the George F. Adamson who was Manager at Clokie and Co. in the 1930s. [Click here to open image in popup]
Circular green ashtray with the name Geo.F. Adamson, Glass and China Merchant, Castleford around the rim. This is probably the George F. Adamson who was Manager at Clokie and Co. in the 1930s.
Circular green ashtray with the name Geo.F. Adamson, Glass and China Merchant, Castleford around the rim. This is probably the George F. Adamson who was Manager at Clokie and Co. in the 1930s.
Oval ovenware dish with a light green glaze on the outside, made by Hartley's Ltd. [Click here to open image in popup]
Oval ovenware dish with a light green glaze on the outside, made by Hartley's Ltd.
Oval ovenware dish with a light green glaze on the outside, made by Hartley's Ltd.
One of two pottery figurines of a young woman wearing a long dress, made from 1972-4 at Brown and Sons in Ferrybridge. Identical figurines were made earlier by Clokie and Co. Ltd. in Castleford, as there are two Clokie's moulds for this shape of figurine in the museum collections. [Click here to open image in popup]
One of two pottery figurines of a young woman wearing a long dress, made from 1972-4 at Brown and Sons in Ferrybridge. Identical figurines were made earlier by Clokie and Co. Ltd. in Castleford, as there are two Clokie's moulds for this shape of figurine in the museum collections.
One of two pottery figurines of a young woman wearing a long dress, made from 1972-4 at Brown and Sons in Ferrybridge. Identical figurines were made earlier by Clokie and Co. Ltd. in Castleford, as there are two Clokie's moulds for this shape of figurine in the museum collections.
Hospital bedpan made by Clokie and Co. for the West Riding of the County of York. [Click here to open image in popup]
Hospital bedpan made by Clokie and Co. for the West Riding of the County of York.
Hospital bedpan made by Clokie and Co. for the West Riding of the County of York.
Wall plaque in a Art Deco style, showing the face of a smart young woman with short blonde curls and a deep pink hat, made by Clokie and Co. in the 1930s. [Click here to open image in popup]
Wall plaque in a Art Deco style, showing the face of a smart young woman with short blonde curls and a deep pink hat, made by Clokie and Co. in the 1930s.
Wall plaque in a Art Deco style, showing the face of a smart young woman with short blonde curls and a deep pink hat, made by Clokie and Co. in the 1930s.