School of Art

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School of Art
Aberystwyth University
Buarth Mawr
SY23 1NG

Tel: +44 (0)1970 622460

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Display artist/maker:

Lancashire Slipwear

Born: UK, Lancashire

Pottery. The earliest slipware was produced by the Romans but it reached its greatest popularity during the reign of Charles II (1630-1685). It is earthenware pottery, both for domestic use and decoration, decorated with a liquid clay, usually of a different colour, known as slip. The slip is trailed in fine lines or dotted over the plate or other surface to create patterns or images of figures, birds and fantasy animals. Feathering and marbling were also carried out using slip.

Objects in the collections associated with this artist/maker

[Lidded box in shape of top hat] C1433 Ceramics