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THE NORTH AMERICAN TORQUAY SOCIETY (N.A.T.S.)

If you are interested in Torquay pottery you may find these Links to related societies, reference works, places in Torquay and services such as pottery restoration and vacation properties in Devon useful:

RELATED SOCIETIES

Torquay Pottery Collectors Society  

The Torquay Pottery Collectors Society is the English society for Torquay pottery collectors.  The website provides access to Scandy On Line which contains a "sampler" of Scandy the quarterly magazine published by TPCS. The site also  contains detailed reviews of some of the TPCS  publications that are available from NATS.

 

Torquay Pottery UK  

This new site is run by enthusiastic collectors of pottery for the use of all collectors and others with an interest in these fascinating potteries.
The site is in development and being designed for the use of enthusiastic collectors of the pottery which was made in the area surrounding Torquay, Devon.  The site features such famous potteries as Aller Vale, Watcombe, Dartmouth, Babbacombe, Exeter, Longpark, Barnstaple and many others.   Users of this site are asked to inter-act by responding to the various sections such as "Ancestry" or our "Help Line", with any information they have and wish to share.  We will publish answers to help spread information to fellow collectors.

Honiton Pottery Collectors Society

Although not in South Devon, this pottery (and its "relative" Crown Dorset) had a great deal in common with the Torquay potteries.

REFERENCE LINKS

Pottery Studio
The Pottery Studio is a knowledge base for collectors, students and lovers of all kinds of pottery. It's a large site, over 7,000 pages.  The site contains a number of good pictures of Torquay pottery


The Victorian Web

Christopher Dresser was one of the leading industrial designers of the 19th century.  He is credited with significant influence on the Torquay potters' designs. This website contains within it examples of Dresser's designs and his story. Scroll down the page to find Christopher Dresser

PLACES

Torquay museum

The museum's website contains a few pictures of Torquay pottery from the  museum's collection.

  SERVICES

Sidmore Antiques

We offer expert porcelain & pottery restoration. Missing parts recreated. Price,return date, and quality of work guaranteed prior to starting restoration. Normal restoration takes two months. 50% deposit required upon approval, remainder due after the piece is returned and inspected by the owner. References available on request.

Torquay Holiday Cottages
Blue Chip Vacations is the leading provider of luxury self-catering holidays in the South West. Our range of self-catering properties include holiday apartments, holiday cottages, barns, bungalows, lodges and holiday lets in some of the finest locations with the finest views in Cornwall, Devon, Somerset and Dorset.