South West Heritage Trust

South West Heritage Trust / Events / Sat 22 Jun to Sat 09 Nov 2019 (5 months)

Somerset Slipware: The Art of the Potter

Somerset Slipware: The Art of the Potter

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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Event Location

Somerset Rural Life Museum

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

Telephone: 01458 831 197

Event Details


Arts and Crafts