Category Archives: Slipware

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 later 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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Bill Newland, Margaret Hine and Sam Haile at the Ken Stradling Collection

‘Of Brush and Clay – Painter Potters of the mid 20th Century’ The current exhibition at the Ken Stradling Collection, 48 Park Row, Bristol. On until 9 December. An exhibition of ceramics by Bill Newland, Margaret Hine and Nicholas Vergette … Continue reading

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Canterbury: collection of doll’s house ceramics

The Beaney House of Art and Knowledge in Canterbury is the quirky name recently given to Canterbury’s city museum. In reorganising and redisplaying the museum the curators have made a conscious effort to emphasise the range and variety of individual … Continue reading

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HUNGARIAN FOLK POTTERY – Slipwares and Redwares

Following on from the previous post about Hungarian folk pottery, here are some more examples. They are probably all 20th-century. These Hungarian (or Romanian) redwares were bought in 2003 in Sherborne in Dorset. The shop was selling country furniture and … Continue reading

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HUNGARIAN FOLK POTTERY – White slipwares and Bokály wine jugs

After visiting the Hungarian Ethnographic Museum in Budapest earlier in the year I have been looking more closely at the pieces I have at home. These were all bought in Bristol at different times – three from an antique dealer … Continue reading

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English Country Pottery: Bread Crock Handles Explored

LUGS – horizontal handles on English Country Pottery bread crocks and storage jars.  The ‘skip’ pot in the previous post has thrown lugs typical of the kind found on pots from the Bristol area. Shallow thick-walled shapes are thrown, cut … Continue reading

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