The Art of the Potter: Somerset Slipware

Somerset Rural Life Museum, Chilkwell Street, Glastonbury, Somerset BA6 8DB

01458 831197
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https://swheritage.org.uk/somerset-rural-life-museum/

Tuesday 02 July 2019 – Saturday 09 November 2019
10am- 5pm
Opening Hours: 10am - 5pm
Admission Fee: Admission as part of entry

Decorative and functional ceramics have been produced in Somerset for hundreds of years. In England, during the 17th and 18th centuries, some of the greatest examples of slipware ceramics were produced. This popular decorative technique was widely used, prior to the introduction of enamel. Hand thrown earthenware pottery was decorated with coloured slip (liquid clay) and then glazed. Slipware ceramics may seem rustic, but their creation requires great skill. It is highly collectable. The exhibition includes Donyatt pottery, made in South Somerset, alongside Elton Ware and Fishley Holland Ware made in Clevedon and Wesuma Ware from Weston-super-Mare.

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