History 1908 - 2000

The Mashman family involvement in the clay industry began in the 1800's with many of the clan being employed at the Doultons Lambeth Works, where they learned their trade.

On July 10 1883, brothers William and Henry Mashman arrived in the colony of New South Wales onboard clipper Windsor Castle and after suitable investigation, they founded a pottery in Victoria Avenue, Willoughby. This was known as Mashman & Sanderson Victoria Pottery. It is the current site of Caroma Pottery and ceramic works.

Their Families followed and the works expanded with a branch opening in Auburn in 1890.

In 1908, Fredrick Albert Mashman, son of William left the employ of the Mashman Brothers family company to open his own pottery at Kingsgrove NSW. Today this pottery is one of few remaining in Australia still manufacturing traditional Terra Cotta Wares for the restoration and new dwelling markets.

In the 21st century we still apply utilise traditional manufacturing techniques to provide customers products of exceptional quality and style. Our manufacturing process, skilled throwers and short run production methods allow F A Mashman to make custom terra cotta products to meet your specific needs.

Michael Mashman is 4th generation Mashman and is the current Managing Director of the Business With over 40 years experience Michael will help meet your needs for terra cotta solutions