Welsh Pottery

Welsh Pottery

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While porcelain from Swansea has a well-deserved reputation for quality, the enormous and sometimes surprising variety of pottery which has also been produced in Wales is less well-known outside the country. From the coarse red earthenwares characteristic of small family enterprises to fine factory-produced and decorated creamwares which rivalled the best that Staffordshire could offer, this book examines the range and discusses the context for the manufacture of ceramics in Wales. Techniques and methods of production are introduced and illustrations help to establish design trends and influences, along with the problems of identification and dating, so that the reader can begin to understand some of the complexities which make the study of Welsh pottery so interesting. Finally the importance and relevance of ceramic display within the Welsh culture is explored.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 40 pages
  • 149.4 x 210.6 x 3mm | 99.79g
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • SHIRE PUBLICATIONS LTD
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 23 colour illustrations, 27 b&w illustrations
  • 0747803390
  • 9780747803393
  • 1,804,378

Table of contents

Early pottery in Wales Small-scale production Nineteenth-century industrial pottery Shapes, patterns and marks Ceramics for use and display Further reading Places to visit
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About Lynne Bebb

After graduating from the London School of Economics, Lynne Bebb trained as a sculptor and took an MA in Art History. She now practises as a sculptor, exhibiting widely, as well as teaching and lecturing, which enables her to examine both the practical and historical aspects of her subject. She maintains a keen interest in Welsh material culture and has enjoyed and collected Welsh pottery for many years.
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