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Troika Pottery - St Ives and Newlyn - 1963 - 1983
 
Troika Marks Troika Designs Background Dating Troika  

Simone Kilburn - Decorator - 1975 to 1977

Simone Kilburn started at Troika in Newlyn in the autumn of 1975 after "O" levels at Penzance Grammar School. Being good at art, she thought the job would be an interesting fill-in before she could start training as a nurse at the West Cornwall Hospital.

When Simone joined Troika, Avril Bennet was the head decorator and Roland Bence was the manager. Other colleagues at the time were Don Fowler, Penny Broadribb and Sally Bart.

Simone remembers Les Illsley's 40th birthday when he brought in bottles of sparking wine and they had a party upstairs in the pottery. Les was very particular about quality control, especially fingerprints in the glaze! Simone did lots of overtime, taking home as much as £23 a week!

During Simone's stay at Troika, Sue Lowe replaced Penny Broadribb and Hilary Cox replaced Sally Bart. Others who joined during that time were Colin Carbis, Louise Jinks, Anne Jones (part time), Alison Brigden and Tina Doubleday. Sue Lowe left to have a baby and Colin Carbis left to earn more money as he was getting married.

Simone left Troika in the spring of 1977, which was earlier than planned, to help her mother get through an operation. Since then, Simone did some nursing, and has had several businesses. Later, she became a personal fitness instructor and in 2001 achieved the marathon distance and 1,000,000 metres indoor rowing awards. Until 2006 she was the marketing director for an international magazine.

Simone now spends time between Cornwall and her house in the Limousin, France and has started a new website-based business creating and selling alternative cards and gifts.

For further information see: www.simonekilburn.co.uk


(2008)

  Pots Marks
  Troika Pottery - Rectangular Vase - Simone Kilburn  Rectangular Vase   Troika Pottery - Rectangular Vase Mark - Simone Kilburn  
           
  Troika Pottery - Wheel Vase - Simone Kilburn  Wheel Vase   Troika Pottery - Wheel Vase Mark - Simone Kilburn  
           
  Troika Pottery - Marmalade Jar - Simone Kilburn  Marmalade Pot   Troika Pottery - Marmalade Jar Mark - Simone Kilburn  
           
  Troika Pottery - Celtic Cross - Simone Kilburn  Celtic Cross   Troika Pottery - Celtic Cross Mark - Simone Kilburn  
           
  Troika Pottery - Marmalade Jar - Simone Kilburn  Marmalade Pot   Troika Pottery - Marmalade Jar Mark - Simone Kilburn  
           
  Troika Pottery - Slab Vase - Simone Kilburn  Slab Vase   Troika Pottery - Slab Vase Mark - Simone Kilburn  
           
  Troika Pottery - Coffin Vase - Simone Kilburn  Coffin Vase   Troika Pottery - Coffin Vase Mark- Simone Kilburn  
           
  Troika Pottery - Chimney Vase - Simone Kilburn  Chimney Vase   Troika Pottery - Chimney Vase Mark - Simone Kilburn  
           
  Troika Pottery - Wheel Vase - Simone Kilburn  Wheel Vase    Troika Pottery - Wheel Vase Mark - Simone Kilburn  
           
  Troika Pottery - Footed Cube - Simone Kilburn  Footed Cube     Troika Pottery - Footed Cube Mark - Simone Kilburn  
           
  Troika Pottery - Tall Rectangular Lamp Base - Simone Kilburn   Tall Rectangular Lamp Base    Troika Pottery - Tall Rectangular Lamp Base Mark - Simone Kilburn   
           
  Troika Pottery - Wheel Lamp Base - Simone Kilburn   Wheel Lamp Base       
           
  Troika Pottery - Hexagonal Dish - Simone Kilburn   Hexagonal Dish       
           
  Troika Pottery - Cylinder Vase - Simone Kilburn   Cylinder Vase     Troika Pottery - Cylinder Vase Mark - Simone Kilburn   
           
  Troika Pottery - Rectangular Vase - Simone Kilburn   Rectangular Vase    Troika Pottery - Rectangular Vase Mark - Simone Kilburn   
           
     Mask       
           
   Tall Rectangular Lamp Base