05 May 2018

Sea pottery - spongeware

he area where I do my beachcombing was near a pottery that produced spongeware. This is earthenware with a design applied using sponges. Most of what I find has designs in red and green, but there are some in other colours such as blue.
Some of them have a very obvious design, and it's interesting to find different pieces with the same design on them. Others look almost abstract.
I like to find pieces that have very smooth edges, and a matt surface. The piece with the green leaf and what might be a strawberry is my overall favourite.


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