Rhead Pottery

Picture1Welcome to Rhead Pottery – a website dedicated to the prodigious work of Charlotte Rhead, her father Frederick Rhead, and some other members of their family. I have been collecting (and trading in) Charlotte Rhead items for many years now, and believe that her work is still relatively unappreciated.

This website is intended to be a resource for people interested in researching items of Rhead pottery that they already own (or wish to own), as well as providing historical information on the family themselves.

There are already one or two websites dedicated to Charlotte Rhead and her work, however I haven’t (yet) found one that covers her whole career, as well as that of her family, which is why I decided to start this one. Links to the other relevant sites are provided on the Further Reading page.

I shall be submitting a blog from time to time, based on my own trading experiences, sharing new finds, and looking at recent sales of Rhead items worldwide, as well as hopefully provoking discussion amongst like-minded enthusiasts.

Finally, I have some Rhead items for sale on my separate e-commerce website.

Feel free to get involved – either by contacting me directly, requesting a valuation, ‘liking’ the site on Facebook, following me on Twitter, or commenting on the blog posts. Your photographic (or written) contributions are more than welcome!


6 thoughts on “Rhead Pottery

  1. I have a Charlotte read charger its white with green leaves and green flower’s with gold markings any idea of the value as cannot find this plate anywhere

  2. Hello, I just saw the Rhead Shakespeare bowl on your site. Do you still have it? If yes, is it for sale and how much would it cost to ship it to Sydney, Australia?
    Judy Katz

  3. Just came across your site and I’m very excited about it. The Rhead family has had my attention for a long time and all started with my first piece of Fiesta many years ago.
    I will be a frequent visitor. I have one suggestion. I am an avid collector of pottery and I have been picking thrift stores, antique shops, etc. for many years. And where I live it is rich with these places making it a great place to harvest old pottery and ceramics.
    This is how I learned to identify pottery. One of the most important things I do when learning the age of an item is to look at the bottom of the piece. Even if there is no mark, it still is very important when determining a piece. I know it tends to be more work for the website, but the more pictures of the bottom and even inside of pieces will be appreciated, even those without any marks. I do find old pieces from all over including the English potteries.
    Again welcome and hope you stay around for a very long time.

    1. Thanks for the comments Douglas and appreciation of the site! I take on board your points about more photos and will endeavour to show more when relevant. All the best, Peter

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