Troika Pottery now available at Belwell Interiors
Troika pottery originally started being made in St Ives in 1963 by 3 partners (Troika being Russian for Three Horse Carriage) until 1970 when production moved to Newlyn and the final pieces being produced up to1983.
After this time no new pieces were made until it was taken up by Hampshire Business man Ian Moore who owned Cornwall’s successful Fosters Pottery and wanted to return production of Troika to Cornwall. The Potter responsible for creation is Geoff James (Pictured) who started in the pottery industry in 1969 and is passionate about his work and in particular Troika Cornwall. He has developed new colours, the latest being the lovely soft matt pink, by using a secret combination of metal oxides and rare earth salts.
Released in 2016 is the St Ives Jug – a contemporary vase which has a hole sculpted through, which is difficult to achieve and has a Barbra Hepworth influence.
Trioka Cornwall is currently displayed in a little shop in St Ives and has finally been brought to the Midlands due to a family connection.
Items can usually be made smaller, larger, in different colours or even bespoke following discussion.