Close up view of workshop West wall


From the top, a panel of mid 19th century blue and white Delft tiles. Under left, a Victorian majolica tile by Maw and Co. Right, a small faience 17th century Spanish flower tile. Below is a mosaic of beach china fragments also incorporating pottery fragments in the “petals” bought in Bokhara from a “fat spice seller”. The blue are 13th century, brown,15th and green,16th . The bowls at the centre of the flowers were bought from a craft potter outside Bokhara on the way to Tashkent. The “flower heads” to the left at the bottom are handmade on Pilkington tile blanks by the English craft potter Alan Wallwork and date to the second half of the 20th century.

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