Looking to sell? We buy single items and entire collections. With auctions now costing the vendor up to 50% of the value of their item in combined commission charges we will help you realise the very best price and settlement is made immediately. Alison Davey formed AD Antiques in 1997. Alison’s background is not in the fine arts; she graduated from Edinburgh University in 1995 with an MA and thereafter practiced in the field of Criminal Justice. Her last appointment was at Edinburgh prison where she undertook risk assessments and therapeutic intervention programmes with long term prisoners. Throughout her training and employment she developed an interest in the decorative arts, and during this time she began “trading” at car boot sales. This quickly developed into a passion or obsession, and for several years used her annual leave to attend and exhibit at show-ground antiques fairs throughout the UK. In 2000 Alison decided that she had to get the dealing bug out of her system once and for all; she resigned her job, moved to Staffordshire and began trading full time. During the early years, the business retailed all manner of decorative arts including glass, metals, jewellery from the Arts and Crafts and Art Nouveau Movements. However Alison developed a particular interest in British Art Pottery. The appeal comes as much from the social and political dimension that inspired the manufacturers, as to the aesthetic quality and originality of the ceramics.
Very enthusiastic and knowledgeable!
Alison is very enthusiastic and knowledgeable about the pottery she displays, happy to have an in-depth conversation about the pots. Thank you for your time today at Fieldings.