The height of pottery in Australia was between the late 19th and mid 20th centuries, as several pottery artists established themselves throughout the country. They soon developed a style of earthenware pottery specific to Australia. In the highly competitive industries, some of the most popular names included:
- John Campbell
- Bakewell Newtone
- Marshman Brothers
Most potteries created both commercial lines and “artware” lines with pieces like pottery vases, fountains, decorative bowls, jugs, and novelty decor items. The rich colours, glossy drip glaze method, Art Deco styles, and motifs that characterize this pottery represent a distinctly Australian craft style that still stands out today.