Slipware BUCKLEY

View in collection The area around Buckley has been associated with the production of pottery from the medieval period up to the closure of the last pottery in 1946. The most productive time was from the late 17th through to the late 18th century although there was still an extensive market for Buckley slipware in the 19th century when most of the pieces in the collection were made. Characteristic of Buckley ware are all kinds of large thrown storage vessels for household and dairy use along with press moulded baking dishes with bold slip decoration. Towards the end of the 19th century with the decline in the market for brown household pottery the potters diversified and produced more small decorative pieces.

The slipware collection amassed by Sidney Greenslade and Dan Jones between 1925 and 1935 came from a variety of sources.Dan Jones, the head of the Arts and Crafts Department at Aberystwyth was keen to collect early craft work from Wales.  The most commonly used antiques dealers included A. Goddard of Chwilog, Caernarfonshire, Claude White of Aberystwyth, and D. Williams of Carmarthen. Other slipware came from Swansea, Liverpool, Welshpool,Shrewsbury, Chester, Machynlleth, Llangurig, Cardiff and Ripley. In addition 27 pieces were purchased from the collection of Richard Pritchard of Llanfachraeth, Anglesey, in January 1932.


  • Dates: c17th C - 1946