Dartington Pottery was part of the Dartington Hall Estate in South Devon. The first workshop was built by Bernard Leach, where he worked and wrote his definitive work ‘‘A Potters Book’’. After the war, Sam Haile and Marianne de Trey ran a successful studio workshop until the early 1980’s.
Janice Tchalenko joined the team at Darlington Pottery Workshop in 1984, to design ranges of table and giftware closely based on her own techniques and aesthetic. The bright colourful designs made an immediate impact and in 1988 the ‘Leopard’ pattern won the First Manchester Prize for Art in Production. Later that year the Pottery won the 'Radio Times BBC Enterprise Competition for Small Businesses'.
The designs sold worldwide and are represented in numerous museum collections.
Sadly the pottery closed in 2005 , although it does make a very limited production at Grayshott Pottery in Surrey