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...
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A ceramic jug and jardiniere by John Campbell. 1920s-1930s, the waisted onion shaped jug with a simple 'C' handle in a burnt orange and amber glaze descending to mottled emerald green; the rectangular jardiniere with sharp triangular strap handles in a ric

Campbell Hegan, jug, stoneware with shino glaze. Impressed mark. Height 30 cm

Three various John Campbell items. Including ant trap; creamer; and 'Past Footballers bowls Carnival 1987,' circular dish. Height 8 cm (jug)

John Campbell (1857-1928), a collection of Pottery, comprising of a mottled green vase; a mottled green water jug; a green water jug; and a frog mug 12/26 cm high. (4)

John Campbell, milk jug of bulbous form in tonal blue glaze, incised on base 'J Campbell Tas'. Height 15 cm

Australian pottery jug, signed John Campbell Tasmania

A John Campbell unusual green three finger hole jug signed 19 x 17.5 cm

A beige stoneware two quart jug stamped '2.Q', unsigned attributed to John Campbell 21.5 x 12.5 x 17 cm

A John Campbell brown, red and caramel twin handled jug signed 21 x 13 cm

A) A John Campbell brown, blue, green and yellow jug signed 11 x 13.5 cm a) .2 cm chip to underside of spout, accompanied by: b) A green teapot with lid, unsigned, attributed to McHugh Tasmania, 18 cm high, 15.5 cm diameter, 24.5 cm spout to handle, c) A J

A John Campbell large brown, pink and green jug signed 18 x 19.5 cm

A John Campbell green and yellow ribbed vase c1935, signed 21 x 13 cm, accompanied by: b) A large waisted vase in shades of green, blue and brown, unsigned, attributed to John Campbell. C1930. Height 19 cm. Diameter 12 cm rim. C) A John Campbell brown and

A rare brown and green toby jug in character of Rupert Bunny Partial John Campbell black ink, underglaze stamp to base 15 x 12 cm

A John Campbell brown jug with strap handle signed 16.5 x 18.5 cm

A John Campbell green and maroon two finger handled tall jug signed 27.5 x 13.5 cm

A John Campbell yellow and green three finger handled jug signed 'John Campbell Tasmania hand made pottery' gold foil label applied to base

A John Campbell red Lord Kitchener toby jug signed 15 x 16.5 cm

A) A John Campbell brown and white toby jug signed 13.5 x 14.5 cm, accompanied by: b) A John Campbell rare green pin dish in the shape of Tasmania with moulded kangaroo, signed, c1935

John Campbell drip glaze blue pottery jug, signed and dated 1933. Height 24 cm.

A rare John Campbell pottery jug, with original lid signed John Campbell 1934 25 cm high.