Video segment courtesy of ABC Australia by Prof. Adrian Franklin
Troika Pottery was an innovative range of studio wares produced in St. Ives and Newlyn in Cornwall from the early 1960's right up to 1983. Troika was founded in 1963 by Lesley Illsley, Benny Sirota and Jan Thompson who each invested £1000 to purchase the stock and goodwill from the Wells Pottery at Wheel Dream in St. Ives..
Inspired by Paul Klee and the Cornish landscapes, Troika rough-ware items are beautiful and practical, with both geometric and abstract designs in a huge range of colour combinations.
Troika Pottery has become incredibly popular over the past two or three years as individual pieces placed strategically look stunning in contemporary and modern homes. All Troika pieces are still climbing in value and currently are a good investment, with items at auction generally exceeding their estimate.
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Information on Troika Fakes and the Rogues Gallery Important update - 18/07/11 We've put together some (hopefully) useful information on fake Troika pieces often seen on ebay and other auction sites, and a rogues gallery of fakes and dubious pieces that have been offered for sale to unsuspecting collectors.
Stolen Troika Pottery This category shows items of Troika stolen from the Tetbury shop on Friday 26th August 2011