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School of Art
Aberystwyth University
Buarth Mawr
SY23 1NG

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Display artist/maker:

Hayes & Co

Born: UK, Wales, Flintshire, Buckley   Active: 1783-1942

Pottery. The area around Buckley has been associated with the production of pottery from the medieval period up to the closure of the last pottery in 1946. The most productive time was from the late 17th through to the late 18th century, although there was still an extensive market for the Buckley slipware in the 19th century when most of the pieces in the collection were made. Characteristic of Buckley ware are all kinds of large thrown storage vessels for household and dairy use, along with press moulded baking dishes with bold slip decoration. Towards the end of the 19th century, with the decline in the market for brown household pottery, the potters diversified and produced more small decorative pieces. The Hayes family business can be traced back to 1783 when Jonathan Hayes was taking clay from the Lordship of Ewloe. The Hayes pottery finally closed in 1942.

Objects in the collections associated with this artist/maker

[Baking dish] C539 Ceramics