Brislington Community Museum

Feathered slipware

Feathered slipware
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This sort of pottery was popular for hundreds of years and the type of ornamentation varied considerably, with some pieces achieving a high degree of artistry and technical skill. This sherd has two styles of decoration drawn in a brown slip on the bright yellow glaze: a bold, probably abstract pattern, and a close succession of thin lines that have been turned into graceful waves by stroking a feather across the wet slip.

Material: ceramic

Period: Post Medieval

Find spot: Hampstead Road, Brislington, Bristol. ST 612710

Exhibit contributed by Ken Taylor

Text written by Ken Taylor, in 2011

Photographer: Ken Taylor

Acquisition number: 110522a1

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