Monthly Archives: February 2014

MORE MODERNIST TEAPOTS – HARRY AND MAY DAVIS

Harry and May Davis worked at the Leach Pottery in the 1930s and later at Achimota College in Ghana where the preceded Michael Cardew. Harry actually recommended Cardew as his successor. In 1946 they bought the mill at Crowan in … Continue reading

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CUMBERLAND BASIN, BRISTOL. SPRING TIDE February 3

The weather has been awful lately – endless rain and high winds have been beating the coast. This morning the spring tide is the highest for ages  – 11.60m. The Severn Bore was especially high and people were being warned … Continue reading

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ARCHAEOLOGISTS EXCAVATE THE BARTON HILL POTTERY, BRISTOL

Bristol and Regional Archaeological Services have been excavating at the site of the Barton Hill Pottery in Barton Hill, Bristol for the last couple of weeks. The Barton Hill Pottery was a small redware pottery making lead-glazed farmhouse kitchenwares and … Continue reading

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BARTON HILL POTTERY, BRISTOL. POTTER’S CAT BURIED WITH HONOUR

The excavations at the 19th-century Barton Hill Pottery in Bristol (see previous post) produced one surprise. Evidently the pottery cat was much loved by the potters. In one of the waster heaps the archaeologists found a carefully placed small salting-pan … Continue reading

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