I love the Poole Pottery Delphis range from the 1960s. And I know many others collectors do too. In a way I suppose I've regarded the later Aegean range as sort of poor relation, a sequel that never quite lived up to the original blockbuster. But recently I've been having another look at some Aegean pieces. And you know, it's not bad looking stuff really.
The Aegean range was introduced by Poole Pottery at the end of the 1960s and the beginning of the 1970s. It followed on from the hugely successful Delphis range. In some aspects the Aegean range continued to incorporate the principals of the Delphis designs – hand painted free-flowing outlines, decorations with abstract shapes, and rich glazes. The colours were refined from the vivid greens, reds and bright yellows of Delphis to a more 'earthy', warmer palette – browns, golden yellows, and reddish oranges. There were also items with more realistic elements in the decoration, yachts, leaves, birds, etc.
The spear shaped dish is about 17 inches (44cm) long. it's not signed by the artist but is similar to work by Diana Davis who was an Aegean paintress between 1973 and 1979.
The circular dish is signed and I think is by Lindsay Dean (Loader) who worked on the Aegean range around 1978.
Yes, I think the Aegean range deserves a second glance.
There are some great Poole pottery pictures and lots more info on Poole here: Rob's Poole collection