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Buckley Sgraffito: a study of a 17th century pottery industry in North Wales, its production techniques and design influences

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Council for British Archaeology

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      The area around Buckley in north Wales has been associated with the production of pottery since the 13th or 14th centuries. Nineteen different pottery sites have been identified, producing a wide range of ceramic wares in the six-hundred year period up to the mid-20th century. In the 17th and 18th centuries, many of the wares produced were of high quality, on a par with Staffordshire wares of the same date. In the early 17th century, the technique of sgraffito decoration spread to north Devon and Somerset from mainland Europe. Buckley is the only known site to produce early sgraffito wares in northern Britain. This article aims to establish the date of the production and range of early sgraffito wares at Buckley and to examine the derivation of the designs and illustrations on the vessels. An illustrated catalogue has been produced and a comparative study made of sgraffito wares elsewhere to place Buckley into a national and international context.

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      [1 ]National Museums Liverpool
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      Internet Archaeology
      IA
      Council for British Archaeology
      13635387
      2004
      2004
      :
      : 16
      10.11141/ia.16.1
      © 2004

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