I bought a teapot....... Just a teapot....... An old one, and kind of unusual. I had to find out about the maker's mark, and thus began a wonderful journey! 15 years later, and I now have over 250 ALB teapots. Not to mention a couple of coffee pots, a tankard, milk jugs, sugar bowls, and a plate. Little by little, more people are being enticed by these lovely teapots, and starting collections of their own. This blog was set up so that all ALB lovers could have a place to meet, share photos, ask questions, and in general get to know each other and share their appreciation for these lovely teapots. If you leave a question, please be kind enough to leave an email address, so someone may send you an answer!

So come on in, sit down, have a "cuppa", and enjoy.


Thursday, July 8, 2010

Donavan Bloore

Got some exciting news! I have been contacted by Peter Bloore, grandson of Nanet and Donavan Bloore. Mr. D. Bloore was the last of the Bloore's to work at the ALB pottery. Peter's girlfriend bought a guide for him for Christmas, and he showed it to the rest of the family. Happily, they all loved it, and now want to start a collection themselves!

Peter told me something I found very interesting. He said that when his grandfather was with ALB, they had so many of these teapots, and that they were so inexpensive, they were actually considered to be "disposable" items. It was no big deal to break one, as they were easily replaced.

What would Donavan Bloore think now???