As of December 1, 2020, Cornishware will again be available in the United States. For the past three years, the product line has not been available as the company reorganized after falling into receivership. First produced in the 1920′s by T.G. Green & Co. in Church Gresley, Derbyshire, a county famed for its pottery, Cornishware has adorned millions of homes and become a design classic. This distinctive blue and white banded tabletop pottery is said to derive its name from the blue sky and white-crested waves of Cornwall.
In the 1960s, the product line was updated by a young designer named Judith Onions. It says much for her skill and sensitivity that this restyled range was embraced as warmly as the originals had been. Over the past 20 years, the range has become highly prized by collectors, with the sighting of both rare original designs and Onions classics the subject of much excitement – and ever-increasing prices.
The story was not so happy for T.G.Green & Co. itself, however. It had become increasingly difficult for the Victorian pottery in Derbyshire to compete in the modern age and, after a series of owners had done their best since the Green family sold it in 1964, it finally closed in 2007. Fortunately, Cornishware had fans in the right places. Lifelong admirers Charles Rickards and Paul Burston, teamed up with designer and branding consultant Perry Haydn Taylor, whose wife Vik is an avid Cornishware collector, to come to the rescue. Together with Bill Barlow of Bigfish, they have the business expertise and passion to restore the classic blue and white hoops to their rightful position.