John Howard is a ceramic specialist in antique English, Scottish and Welsh pottery. The business established in 1976, offering the best and rarest examples of British pottery from the 17th to the early 19th century. The wide range of quality pottery held includes London delft, Bristol delft, and London delft pieces. Early English slipware, Staffordshire pottery pearlware figures, creamware, prattware, and pearlware also are strongly featured along with early Staffordshire ceramics from Whieldon, Wedgwood, and Greatbach the early pioneers of English pottery.
John is always looking for the piece with that “extra special something” and strives to select the best and often the rarest with a discerning eye based on 40 years knowledge and experience. The care and focus on the acquisition of inventory is a cornerstone of the business. John is an internationally recognized authority on 18th and 19th century British pottery. He has been Chairman of the Ceramic vetting committee at the Olympia Fine Art, and Antique fairs in London for over 30 years and was a member of the Ceramic vetting team at the New York Ceramics Fair and the British Antique Dealers Association Fair (BADA) held in London.
No longer exhibiting at antique fairs a strong online presence is maintained along with dealing from showroom in Woodstock. A large portion of the business is with the USA, for which there is a priority shipping service. John enjoys working with customers with their collections, interior decorators and Museums such as the British Museum London, The Metropolitan Museum New York, The Houston Museum Texas, Williamsburg Museum USA, The Geffrye Museum London, The National Portrait Gallery London and the Queensland Art Museum Brisbane Australia.