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Glamorgan Pottery

   Active: c1813-1838

The Glamorgan Pottery was established in about 1813 on the banks of the River Tawe, Swansea, Wales, producing various earthenware products. Its history demonstrates how closely the pottery industries of South Wales were linked.

George Haynes, who had worked with Lewis Weston Dillwyn at the adjacent Cambrian Pottery, was active at the pottery and many of the shapes and patterns are very similar to those of the Cambrian. The wares are largely for domestic use and are marked “B B & I”, the initials of the owners, Baker, Bevan and Irwin.

As the other business interests of the owners failed, the pottery business was offered for sale. It was purchased in 1837 by Lewis Llewelyn Dillwyn who was running the Cambrian pottery as the son of Lewis Weston Dillwyn. In 1838 Lewis Llewelyn closed the Glamorgan Pottery. Copper plates for transfers and other equipment were purchased by William Chambers who established the South Wales Pottery at Llanelly in 1840. Many of the workers transferred to this new pottery.

Objects in the collections associated with this artist/maker

[Jug] C1279 Ceramics