T G Green & Co Ltd
About T G Green & Co Ltd
T.G.Green & Co Ltd began in Church Gresley, South Derbyshire in1864 where the factory remained until its closure in 2007. Famous for their blue and white striped 'Cornish Kitchen Ware' produced from the early 1920's (then known as 'E-Blue'), the pottery produced many hundreds of patterns from Yellow wares, Victorian transfer prints, colourful hand painted Art Nouveau & vibrant enamelled Art Deco patterns, Wartime utility pottery, avant garde Retro designs and many well known Brewery wares, employing up to 1,000 local staff at the height of production.
The company is most famous famous for its blue and white striped 'Cornish Kitchen Ware' produced from the early 1920's (and still in production today by a new T G Green) but the pottery produced many hundreds of other patterns including colour variations of the characteristic blue and white striped Cornish Ware which was successfully restyled by Judith Onions in 1968.
Channel Islands Ware
Judith Onions was joined by Martin Hunt RDI to design an entirely new range in the early 1970's which they named after the English Channel Islands: Jersey, Guernsey, Alderney, Sark and later Herm. The designs were clear, bold and very British, all incorporating variations on the the stripe (from the narrow ribbed design of Sark to the variations of Guernsey, Aldereny and Herm). Only Jersey was dirfferent, with bold colour contrasted with bright white circles. Each of The Channel Islands designs was produced in a number of colours – Honey, Grey, Blue, Green, Brown & Orange. Pieces in the Jersey and Sark designs seem to be the easiest to get hold of these days.