Category Archives: Folk and Country Pottery

Bridgwater Jugs – 19th Century ‘Severnside’ Redwares

On Facebook’s British Country Pottery Collectors group page recently a number of people have been sharing and discussing a particular group of 19th of early 20th century redware jugs. They are typical of the broad family of shapes made around … Continue reading

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Puzzle Jugs and Puzzling Jugs

A question for the Potters and collectors. When is a puzzle jug not a puzzle jug? Continue reading

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St. Ives, Slipware, Wheels and the Nance Brothers

Potters – throwers anyway – all admire the Leach Kick Wheel. It was designed for the Leach Pottery in the 1940s and laterĀ licensed to Woodley’s who manufactured them for wider sale. I used to have two in the pottery at … Continue reading

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A visit to the Bulmer Brickworks, Sudbury, Essex

Last month we were visiting family in Essex and were invited to visit the Bulmer Brick and Tile Company at Sudbury and also the updraught kiln built by the Gestingthorpe History Group (see the previous post).  That adds up to a lot of … Continue reading

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Tyntesfield, Somerset – The Plant Pots

Tyntesfield, just outside Bristol was acquired by the National Trust in 2002. Built in the 1860s by the Gibbs family it was largely funded by a trade in South American bird guano as fertiliser. The house and estate was in … Continue reading

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17th-Century Kiln Reconstruction at Little Woodham, Hampshire

Roger Harris, the potter at the 1642 Living History Village at Little Woodham outside Gosport in Hampshire has been building a reconstruction of a 17th-century Barnstaple-type kiln for a while now. On the 2nd of August David Dawson and I … Continue reading

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German Folk Pottery – Marburg / Werratal Redware FlasksĀ 

I came across one of these for the first time in a junk shop in Harrogate about twenty years ago. It was dirty, missing three lugs and hanging from a nail by a piece of old bailer-twine. Neither of us … Continue reading

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