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Dorset Country Pottery

By Jo Draper , Penny Copland Griffiths

ISBN: 9781861265142
PUBLISHED: June 2002
PAGES: 192
BINDING: Hardback
SIZE: 246x189 mm
INSIDE: 180 col photos 31 line drawings

Dorset Country Pottery traces the history of the industry, people and pots of the Verwood kilns, which were still firing using traditional methods until 1952. Now, much sought after by collectors, their distinctive pieces are admired for their classic lines, rich glazes and rustic beauty, as well as their place in the history of Dorset and ceramics.

Topics covered include: The history of the potteries from thesixteenth century through their peakin the mid-eighteenth century untilthe last kiln closed at Cross Roads.

Descriptions of the jugs, costrels,bread bins, pans, chamber pots,vases and other Verwood potsbased on over a thousand survivingexamples.

Over 200 illustrations, includingarchive pictures and specially-commissioned photographs of more than 300 pots.

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