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Notes on North Devon pottery of the 17th, 18th and 19th cent.

Trans. Devon Assoc. vol. 38 (1906) pp. 255-259.


T. Charbonnier

Prepared by Michael Steer

Pots have been produced in North Devon since the Middle Ages, using the local clay found at Fremington. At one time thousands were made for use in local homes and farms and exported to parts of England, South Wales and to the American colonies. North Devon is particularly well known for its harvest jugs. These were made for celebrations, were covered with shapes and patterns from the natural world and might also be inscribed with poems or sayings. The North Devon area is famous for two decorative techniques. One is slip trailing, the use of slip or liquid white clay to dip pots or trail patterns on them. The other is sgraffito, a technique for making shapes by scratching through a slip to reveal the clay underneath. Google with the Archive Organization has sponsored the digitisation of books from several libraries. The Internet Archive makes available, in its Community Texts Collection (originally known as Open Source Books), books that have been digitised by Google from a number of libraries. These are books on which copyright has expired, and are available free for educational and research use. This rare book was produced from a copy held by the University of Michigan Library, and is available from the Internet Archive.

Brannam, Mr 256, 259
Burton 256
Chichester, Mr Hamlyn 260
Crocker 255, 258
Dennis, George 255
Edkins, W 257
Fishley, Mr E B 255
Fishley, Edmond 255
Fishley, George 255, 258
Fishley, Robert 255
Hodgkins 256
Hoyle, John 256
Hoyle, John Phillip 256
Milton, Mr 255-6
Phillips, Henry 256
Pidler, John 255
Radcliffe, Mr 256
Rendle 256