Saturday, January 14, 2012

Spongeware Blues

The experts agree that Scotland is where the first pieces of spongeware were found, when excavating for new potteries on old ground.  I love these pieces entitled "Wildflowers"...you can see that no expert did the sponge painting, they are very simple and sweet.

Platter or Ashet...the designs were cut on sponges, actually the hard cork part that attaches the sponge to a rock, and hand stamped into a design.....

Serving bowl...

gravy or sauce boat and underplate....

Backstamp...


The next platter is also from Scotland and is entitled "Scotch Ivory"  and the painting you can see is quite different.....



I am joining Seasonal Sundays, and Tablescape Tuesdays....

6 comments:

Shelia said...

Hi Cleo! Oh, what pretty pieces! I love them. Hope you're having a great weekend.
be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Jan@southernjunkin' said...

Pretty pieces! Thanks for sharing! I'm one of your newest friends! Drop by for a visit sometime!
Blessings!!

Scribbler said...

Thanks for visiting -- I love making a new friend!

Never haveing seen these before, this is so interesting, and these dishes are very beautiful, indeed.

ETS

I'l follow!

Gina said...

Oh I love these! The colors are so bright & cheerful.

Marlis said...

Love your spongeware. It has a charming honesty about it. Learned something new too.. thanks for dropping in and leaving your kind comments.. love your blog.. xo marlis

Shelia said...

Hi Cleo! Well, now I'm just coveting those gorgeous pieces!
be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)