Gouda Dutch Art Pottery
Gouda pottery in Australia:
Quite a few PZH Gouda decors were inspired by wellknown Australian Icons
and many of those were directly
sold into Australia by the the makers. This PZH Waratah plate is a nice
example. Also other Gouda pottery was sold here directly from the
manufacturer, e,g, the Ivora Gouda pottery shipped a significant
volume as early as 1922.
Of course also over the years Gouda pottery made it into Australia because
immigrants brought it with them.
Overall Gouda pottery is not very well known in Australia. Everyone knows
about Gouda cheese and Delft, but not many are aware of this type of
And out of the few people that know about this type of pottery, even fewer
know that some of it was specifically made to be sold in Australia. The
Laughing Jackass decor featuring a Kookaburra was one of them,
they were marketed in Australia under the name: Dutch Art Pottery.
Laughing Jackass decors, for a bit more about these, click HERE.
Also special dedicated decors were produced for our Southern neighbour,
i.e. New Zealand. Wall plates were produced with decors of a Kiwi-bird and
of the Tui-bird.
I have bought many nice examples of Gouda down here in Australia, it
exists but is not as widespread as in Holland or the USA.
Quite unique, Gouda, Dutch Art Pottery, in Australia.