Learn about Bendigo Pottery

George Guthrie, a former Glasgow potter founded the Bendigo Pottery at Epsom near Sandhurst (as Bendigo was then called) in 1858.

It was not surprising that an important pottery was established at the gold?clds, particularly as the Victorian miners had discovered good clay-fields in the course of their search for gold. Guthrie had arrived from Scotland to try his luck on the goldfields, and as a potter by trade recognised the potential of clay discoveries. .

At the 1866 Melbourne Exhibition, Guthrie was a medal winner for his collection of stonewares, particularly brown ginger-beer bottles.

Domestic and table wares were added to the range of pots and bottles. Brown ‘Rockingham' teapots, cups and saucers, decorated cream-ware jugs and basins, white parian ware ornaments, majolica vases and artistic water filters were amongst the products.

In the early 1880s Guthrie sold the pottery and returned to Scotland . He returned after a year or so, later, became managing director and then with a partner re-purchased the pottery.

He remained the driving force behind the pottery until his death in 1910. more...

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Bendigo Pottery Eight apple green glazed canisters and vessels, the largest 21 cm high

Bendigo Pottery Eight cobalt glazed vases, the largest 21 cm high

Bendigo Pottery Jardiniere and matching pieced flower frog, the jardiniere 13 cm high, 36 cm wide, 15 cm deep

Bendigo Pottery Three treacle glazed vase, the largest 25 cm high

Bendigo Pottery Three treacle glazed vase, the largest 25 cm high

Bendigo Pottery Five various coloured glazed vases, the largest 23 cm high

Bendigo Pottery Four treacle glazed vessels, the largest 12 cm high

Bendigo Pottery Two Rockingham glazed vase and a basket, the largest 26 cm high

Bendigo Pottery Two Rockingham glazed vases, the largest 27.5 cm high

Bendigo Pottery Three beehive vases, the largest 22 cm high

Bendigo Pottery Three Rockingham glazed teapots, the largest 14.5 cm

Bendigo Pottery Three Rockingham and green glazed vases, the largest 23 cm high

Bendigo Pottery Three cobalt glazed vases, the largest 13 cm high

A Bendigo Pottery character jug, of Sir Robert Menzies, edition 457 / 800, height 18 cm

A rare Bendigo pottery Middleton's Excelsior water filter, circa 1883, the caneware lid reconstructed by Ken McLean from shards found from excavation at the pottery site in Bendigo, 56 cm high, Note: see 'Bendgio Pottery' by Paul A.Scholes (Low

Possibly Bendigo pottery brown glaze ashtray in the shape of Australia, with a raised kangaroo & emu motifs to the interior & a shaped boomerang to the left with six cigarette rest notches. Unmarked. Condition fair, some early chips to the rim. Wid

Bendigo Pottery. A glazed earthenware leaf decorated wall jardinere, 40 cm high

Bendigo Pottery. A glazed kookaburra, 21 cm high

Bendigo Pottery. A large two handled umbrella stand, circa 1860, 60.5 cm high

Bendigo Pottery. A glazed earthenware teapot, stamped 18, 26 cm high

Bendigo Pottery. A pair of large and impressive double handled glazed earthenware urns, 87 cm high

A Bendigo pottery portrait jug, speckled handle and spout, retailed by Sunshine Electrics, 22 cm high

Bendigo Pottery (attributed). A workman's piece tree stump umbrella stand with applied snack & lizard decoration, 19th century. 54 cm.

A Bendigo pottery character jug, 'Ned Kelly', limited edition. Height 14 cm

A Bendigo pottery character jug, 'Sir Donald Bradman', limited edition. Height 14 cm

A Bendigo pottery character jug, 'Sir Robert Menzies', limited edition. Height 18 cm

A Bendigo pottery character jug, 'Albert Namatjira', limited edition. Height 16 cm

A Bendigo pottery character jug, 'Henry Lawson', limited edition. Height 15 cm

A floral decorated majolica cheese bell and plate, probably Bendigo Pottery, late 19th century, 24 cm high

Don Bradman, Bendigo Pottery 'Sir Don Bradman' caricature jug, 15cm high, limited edition 956/3000.

Bendigo pottery cheese bell and cover, Chrysanthemum pattern, repaired, green ground

Don Bradman, Bendigo Pottery 'Sir Don Bradman' caricature jug, very attractive with olive-green glaze, 15cm high. Limited edition 619/3000.

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