Learn about Campbell's Pottery

John Campbell was born in 1857 in New Zealand and moved to Victoria with his family as a child. He became an apprentice at Bendigo pottery and his newly learned potters skills were rewarded by winning medals in the 1879-80 Melbourne Juvenile Intercolonial Exhibition for his exhibits - a stoneware fountain, a whisky still worm and two terracotta fire grate backs.

At around age 23 he moved to Tasmania and in 1881 in partnership with his father in law, bought Alfred Cornwell’s 'Victorian and Tasmanian Potteries Launceston pottery works. In the 1891-2 Tasmanian Exhibition in their home town of Launceston, Campbell’s exhibited a range of pots and urns, vases, teapots, cheese dishes with covers, jars, bottles and Toby jugs.

Pipe and brick manufacture was the largest part of the Campbell business, but John Campbell's own interest were the hand-thrown decorative items that they manufactured.

John Campbell died in 19129 and the business was taken over by his eldest son, Colin who continued the business. After his death in 1956 the business continued. more...

You can reduce the number of items displayed by entering a keyword that must be included in the description of the item.

These items are not for sale and the descriptions, images and prices are for reference purposes only.

Rare campbell Pottery (unsigned) carbide lamp (pottery component 30 cm high, lamp height, 62 cm)

Four pieces of John Campbell pottery, and a small McHugh frog

Samuel Calvert, Prospecting c.1870, colour wood engraving, from a work by O R Campbell 32 x 44 cm

'The Life & Work of Rubery Bennett', by Katherine Campbell Harper, (Sydney 1979) limited edition 26/275, signed by the artist. Folio, full leather in fine cloth slipcase. Condition VG

Two various John Campbell bowls. Cream and green drip glaze. Diameter 16 cm. Diameter 11.50 cm

Three various John Campbell items. Including pair of condiment pots; and ashtray. Height 6 cm (average)

M. A. Campbell, two watercolour paintings of sailing boats. (1) 15.5 x 18 cm. (2) 15 x 21 cm.

Large John Campbell pot. Variegated brown and yellow glaze. Inscribed to base 'John Campbell, 1935, Tasmania.'. Height 34 cm

John Campbell glazed pottery umbrella stand. Brolga and bullrushes decoration. Height 43 cm

Campbell Pottery plate, Give Us This Day Our Daily bread, slight crack (30 cm long and 27 cm wide)

A pair of Australian pottery wall pockets, c. 1930's, by John Campbell Launceston, signed, drip-glaze stoneware. Height 10.5 cm and 11 cm

John Campbell pottery, a lovely example of a two handled pot in typical Campbell green mottled glaze, signed to base 'John Campbell, 1935, Tasmania', 15 cm, in superb condition

A very rare John Campbell glazed water Filter, circa 1880's, double handled and coggle decorated and bearing the early Campbell Potters stamp 'John Campbell Manufacturer Launceston'. Height 49 cm, condition restored

John Campbell green, blue and brown glaze Lipped bowl. Height 7.5 cm

John Campbell Australian pottery posy ring, multi coloured drip glaze yellow/cream/blue/tan, signed to base

A John Campbell rare pink, green and brown wall pocket with koala, gumnut and tree decoration signed 18.5 x 14.5 cm

A selection of glazed and unglazed pottery marbles in varying sizes, total of 90 marbles, attributed to John Campbell and H. McHugh Varying sizes from .8 cm to 2 cm in diameter. No markings, Tasmanian origin.

A John Campbell yellow bed slipper, stamped with very rare 'Z' shaped Campbell stamp 13.5 x 34 x 19 cm

A John Campbell pair of yellow single handled ramekins signed 4.5 x 10.5 x 15 cm

A John Campbell green wall pocket with Tasmanian map decoration signed 21.5 x 17.5 x 5 cm

A John Campbell green and brown wall pocket with Tasmanian map decoration signed 21 x 17.5 x 5.5 cm

A John Campbell green and yellow wall pocket with Tasmanian map decoration signed 21 x 17.5 x 5 cm

A John Campbell brown and beige one gallon demijohn with strap handle 26.5 x 17.5 cm stamped with rare 'J Campbell Launceston' black ink underglaze stamp.

A beige stoneware one gallon cream churn with matching lid stamped '1.G', unsigned attributed to John Campbell. 26 x 20.5 cm

A brown and beige stoneware one gallon demijohn with strap handle stamped '1.G', attributed to John Campbell 30 x 17.5 cm

A John Campbell unique painted terracotta hand decorated garden pot signed 16.5 x 15 cm rare 'John Campbell Manufacturer Sandhill Launceston' stamp.

A John Campbell large blue and white camellia float bowl signed 7 x 31.5 cm

A pair of yellow / cream dripping pots 13.5 x 16 cm attributed to John Campbell

A John Campbell pair of pink candlesticks signed 5 x 10.5 cm

A John Campbell blue tankard style mug signed 12.5 x 8 cm, accompanied by: b) A John Campbell blue lamp base with period brass fitting, c1932 17.5 cm high, 14.5 cm diameter body, c) A John Campbell blue bowl, signed, c1932 13.5 cm diameter, 5 cm high. D) A

A cream and green foot warmer with original black screw in lid, unsigned attributed to John Campbell 15 x 29.5 x 15 cm

A cream and caramel stoneware two gallon spirit barrel stamped '2.G' attributed to John Campbell 31 x 22 x 20 cm

A stoneware three gallon cream churn (no lid), unsigned stamped '3.G' attributed to John Campbell 35.5 x 21 cm