Martin Brothers (potters)
Martinware ceramics are making a huge comeback in their popularity. Our 'ugly' birds (as they are affectionately known!) even caught the eye of the experts on the Antiques Roadshow. The four Martin brothers began producing art pottery at Fulham in London in 1873, later moving to Southall, expressing in their work the ideals of the Arts and Crafts movement. They created a diverse range of decorative wares including vases, jugs, plaques, large architectural panels and, most memorably, a series of “grotesques” made in salt-glazed stoneware.
Model; Bird - Martin brothers grotesque bird vessel on a wooden plinth.
Marks and inscriptions
inscribed around the neck R W Martin, London and Southall 5.11.1882
Makers and roles
Martin Brothers (potters) , potters