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Purbeck Pottery supports Poole BID

Purbeck Pottery supports Poole BID

Philip Barnes, owner of Purbeck Pottery –

“Poole has a great heritage but to guarantee its future in this digital age, it is down to our local businesses to decide what we feel is lacking in the town centre and to look to provide it to help attract customers and visitors back into Poole. If everybody backs the BID as a group, we could raise the profile of Poole, attract some quality retailers and make Poole an exciting retail experience, not just a place with great views.”

Philip Barnes


Purbeck Pottery is located on Poole Quay and can be reached on 01202 670867 or email

Purbeck Pottery was founded in 1966 to manufacture stoneware tableware using Dorset ball clay mined in the Purbeck Hills near Wareham; this process still takes place today. Philip Barnes, son of Peter Barnes one of the original founders proudly continues to produce pottery today although on a smaller scale and much slower pace. Due to changing times Philip and his wife Sheena sourced goods far and wide in the hope that they would create a very interesting shop for visitors to the quay. The on line shop is a continuation of our showroom which is forever changing and can be found at

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