Orange and brown were the dominant colours used for decoration.In fact a very limited palette was incorporated into the designs - a trick used by artists of the period.Established in 1898, the factory traded to 1902 at the Alexander Pottery, Stoke-on-Trent, Wolfe Street (sometimes referred to as the Wolfe Street Pottery).
Or maybe it was a case of colour availability or perhaps stability as many of the pieces suffer from paint flaking and glaze crazing which reduces value considerably.
Blue and red are infrequent decoration colours and can increase the worth of a piece simply by their prescence.
Success must have been virtually instant judging by the vast numbers of such pieces surviving today.
Particularly noted for production of Art Deco vases, jugs and wall pockets, pieces in brighter colours are highly sought after.
Myott’s produced earthenware from three ovens, the company having been set-up with family funding by one Ashley Myott, at the incredibly young age of nineteen, after the death of his boss Mountford.
Thus making him the youngest independent potter of the period.
After the expansion of 1925, in addition to their traditional ceramic tableware production, the company began producing in the 1930s an extensive range of hand-painted Art Deco wares.
That change of direction may have been as a result of the success of competitor firms in the Potteries, England, who were employing such world-famous designers as Clarice Cliff and Susie Cooper.
A good piece of Myott can sit beside some of the best Clarice Cliff and justifiably hold its head up high.