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McHugh Art Ware Pottery

John McHugh founded the McHugh Pottery at Sandhill in Launceston, Tasmania in 1873. Under John the company produced bricks, pipes, tiles, flower pots and a variety of utilitarian pottery, including sanitary products and kitchenware. This production was unmarked so what pieces that have survived are very difficult to identify. In 1891 John passed his business on to his sons James and Hugh, in the following year (1892) John passed away. As the art in pottery is my principal interest I am not going to leave the early story of McHugh here



Introduction & Figural PDF Print E-mail

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These pages cover the very limited period from 1932 to 1936 when McHugh Bros. Pty Ltd was producing there Art Ware (or “Fancy Ware” as it was called at McHugh). Shown on this page along with the maker’s marks and labels used at McHugh are examples of the Figural and most decorated of their production. So click the “Read more…" link to read on.

 
McHugh Shapes 1 to 35 PDF Print E-mail
Collage of McHugh Sahpes from 1 to 35

This page is a comprehensive list of McHugh shapes numbered from 1 to 35 inclusive. There are two shape numbers from this range that I don’t have examples of, shape 14 and shape 29, so if you can send me pictures that  I can use I will gladly credit you with providing them. So click the “Read more…" link to see them all.

 
McHugh Shapes 36 to 148 PDF Print E-mail
Collage of McHugh Shapes 36 to 96A  
This page cover the McHugh shapes numbered from 36 to 96A. There are many shapes missing in this range, but I am sure that some of the numbers in this sequence where never used. Between 36 and 69 there are only 4 gaps, but between 69 and 96A I only have example of shapes. If you happen to have examples in your collection that I don’t have I would love to include them; so if you can send me pictures that  I can use I will gladly credit you with providing them. So click the “Read more…" link to see them all.
 
McHugh Shapes Other PDF Print E-mail
McHugh Pottery Shapes - Other Catogary
This page is the home of the McHugh shapes that do not have a shape number and are not figural. There really are some interesting shapes in this category, such as wall pockets, troughs, wreaths and centre pieces, but of course it also covers graduated jugs. So follow the “Read more…" link to see what takes your fancy.