Originally, the Wade family and friends ran a number of potteries (including George Wade & Sons Ltd which began in 1810) in a number of towns. Over time these potteries amalgamated and in the 1950s a public company ‘Wade Potteries Limited’ was formed.
Pictured right the 2014 Wade Collectors Club members only piece – The Faust Lang Bear on Rock.
In 1989 Wade Potteries PLC was renamed Wade Ceramics Limited (after being acquired by Beauford PLC). In 1999 a management buy took place, which has seen a push towards retailers with less commissions.
Wade Pottery have produced a wide variety of different collectables ranging from Piggy Banks for National Westminster Bank, a series of monk figurines for KP crisps, to entire ranges of animals, birds, dinosaurs, nursery rhyme characters, to jugs for distilleries, and Disney characters.
In 1994 the Official International Wade Collectors Club was founded. Its aims are to support collectors of Wade Pottery, by offering information and help. Members also receive the quarterly club magazine Wade’s World, an exclusive members piece, the chance to purchase other members only pieces throughout the year. For 2014 the membership gift is the Faust Lang Bear on Rock and the Members only Whimsies set are all models based on Faust Lang designs. There are 12 in the series and these are released throughout the year
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The purpose of these pages is to provide information to collectors of Wade Pottery and Wade Pottery figurines.