The Rye Pottery is a pottery in Rye, East Sussex, England, known as the Cadborough Pottery or "Rye Pottery" from its beginnings in c. 1834 to 1876, and Belle Vue Pottery from 1869 until it closed in 1939 (for a few years two locations were used). It was revived as the "Rye pottery" in 1947 by the brothers Walter and John Cole, who became known for their tinglazed wares. During the 19th and early 20th centuries it produced earthenware in a distinctive style of sprigged applied relief decoration, sometimes supplemented by inscriptions using printer's type, which was marketed as "Sussex Rustic Ware". Often the texture of surfaces imitated tree bark. From c. 1840 to 1930 it was owned by members of the Mitchell family.Use our Rye trip planner to visit Rye Pottery on your trip to Rye, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
Rye Pottery reviews
This was our second visit and we were spoiled for choice as to what to buy. Very friendly and informative staff. more »
We love pottery. It is probably the most accessible form of Art for most people and is a market crowded with unlimited choice, so to find a wealth of beautiful; and desirable objects under one roof... more »
A really nice small pottery set over 2 floors. A large variety of quality medieval inspired figures and a small range of more contemporary useful items like jugs, pots and lamps. You can also see the powers at work while you are there and the town of Rye is well worth a visit as well.
A great pottery studio with much of the space used for finishing the pottery and windows allowing visitors to see the artists at work. Some great collections too, of the battle of Hastings and of the Canterbury Tales along with Sussex pigs, beautiful tableware and hand-painted tiles. If you're in Rye it's definitely worth a visit.
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