Beachy Spongeware Studs


Historical Information

Type: Handpainted Spongeware

Fabric: Earthenware

Date: Late 19th Century

Find Location; Essex, UK

Extra information:

The history of spongeware pottery dates back to ancient times, with evidence of its use found in Minoan ceramics from 4,000 years ago. The technique further developed in Britain during the 19th century, when potteries in England, Wales, Scotland, & Ireland began using fine-pored sponges cut into shapes to print simple coloured patterns onto inexpensive earthenware. This decorative technique has continued to be popular and cherished, showcasing a unique blend of artistry and tradition in pottery decoration. Beautiful hand-painted floral designs sometimes accompany the sponge prints