Pilkington's Tiles Group Plc


Pilkington's Tiles Group Plc


Public: 'Meiping' shaped baluster vase with high shoulder and wide neck, red earthenware, with turquoise and green Opalescent-curdled glaze. Private: Baluster vase with high flat shoulder, tapering to flared circular foot-ring, short wide neck with everted rim. Dark green and turquoise Opalescent-curdled glaze runs in mottled streaks all over body giving feathery marble-like effect of green, blue and turquoise patches. Red earthenware body visible beneath glaze streaks on neck rim, and in places on body.

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Experimental Glazes From the end of the 19th century there was a remarkable surge of interest in experimenting with ceramic glazes. Companies such as Pilkington’s Lancastrian Pottery of Clifton Junction, north of Manchester, employed chemists who worked tirelessly applying theoretic inorganic chemistry to the art of the potter. Uneven effects which had been regarded as irritating faults were carefully refined to produce streaks, stars and feathery or cloudy glazes. It was in the Edwardian era that these new colours and effects found a market.

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Clifton Junction



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