Learn about Fowler's Pottery

Fowler's Pottery was established in 1837 and is the oldest pottery in Australia still in operation. The founder, Enoch Fowler arrived in Sydney from Ireland in 1837 and used local raw materials in the business he established in Glebe to manufacture domestic pottery and later building materials such as pipes, tiles and chimney pots. Expansion saw the business move to Parramatta in the 1850s. During the 19th and early 20th century the business flourished and the company opened a second factory at Thomastown, a suburb of Melbourne, in 1927. The company is still in operation, now owned by Caroma Industries Ltd., and manufacture is limited to sanitary fixtures. 
These items are not for sale and the descriptions, images and prices are for reference purposes only.

An R. Fowler pottery demijohn with screw top lid. Small chips on the stopper. Height 18 cm

A set of four blue Fowler Ware items, two bowls, and two pitchers. (4)

Vintage Australian R. Fowler pottery teapot 14 cm high approx.

Fowler pottery cigarette box the lid moulded with a koala resting in a gumtree of rectangular form, brown glaze, underside with manufacturer's circular stamp. Height 5 cm, depth 8.5 cm, width 12.5 cm

An Australian pottery spirit barrel, by R. Fowler Pottery Sydney, late 19th/20th century, 32.5 cm high

An Australian treacle glaze toby jug, by R. Fowler Limited Sydney, circa 1940, 22 cm high

Early Windsor & New ton paint box etc. Fitted interior trays with ceramic paint buckets. Fitted drawer below; and Fowler Ware ceramic palette (rim chips). Length 28 cm

Early Fowler stoneware Demijohn. For Elliotts and Australian Drug limited Sydney, with lid. Height 43 cm

Australian pottery comprising, Fowler basket and curved dishes, VP, signed corner dish, Pates pottery planter (5) basket 22.5 cm long

Two various pieces Australian pottery. Fowler water jug; and pottery bowl monogrammed 'IMP'. Heights 19 cm; 12 cm

Three various pieces early Australian kitchen Ware. Fowler Ware mixing bowl and yellow glaze jug; and Bakewells green glaze jug. Height 13 cm. (average)

Two Australian glazed earthenware seated lions, possibly Fowler pottery; and a standing lion, front small lion with restorations 20 cm high (3)

Set of three graduated jugs by Fowler. Blue and white earthenware. Height 15 cm

Fowler pale green glaze lidded bread Crock. Stamped to lid and side of crock #2. Height 33 cm

Collection of green and blue Fowler and Bakewells mixing bowls

R. Fowler earthenware bird feeder, and foot warmer. chip to aperture of feeder. Height 18 cm, and Length 32 cm

White glazed ceramic ham stand by Fowler. 'Harry Lesnle Pty. Ltd. Pyrmont' stamped underglaze. Height 19.5 cm

Three Fowler Pottery canisters, graduated sizes for rice, sago and coffee. Sago knob has glaze chips. Height 24 cm (Rice)

Fowler Ware brown glaze mug featuring an Aboriginal warrior and a kangaroo in landscape, with the phrase 'Mine Tink I Like a Plurry Drink.'

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