Collections of Llanelly Pottery.
The first port of call for anyone interested in finding out more
about Llanelly pottery would be Parc Howard in Llanelli itself.
It houses the Carmarthenshire County Council collection of Llanelly
pottery, which is by far the most comprehensive covering as it does
the complete spectrum of items manufactured during the pottery's
The collection gives an historical overview to the pottery and
has an excellent display of many hundreds of items, all presented
in chronological order showing their changing styles.
Carmarthen Museum holds a small but interesting collection in a
dedicated cabinet upstairs as well as a number of other items around
the museum itself. Swansea Museum has an excellent ceramic section,
although principally directed towards the Cambrian and Glamorgan
potteries. However, there are sections dedicated to Ynysmedw, Eweny
and also Llanelly. The Llanelly section is notable for a superb
pair of large vases in Amherst Japan pattern.
The National Museum houses the Morton Nance colection of Swansea
pottery which is worth a visit in itself, but apart from this it
also houses an interesting selection of Llanelly pottery including
a bust of John Wesley and many more excellent items.