Wiping Glaze. Photographed by William Blake.

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Date:1900 - 1910 (c.)

Description:Lantern slide of a pottery worker wiping glaze.

This lantern slide appears to be one of a group used for a presentation or slide show by Blake entitled “Staffordshire Pottery.”

A small folder containing approximately sixty reader cards was found in the same box as the slides. The cards contain information about the images. The card that appears to correspond to this slide reads;

"Wiping after Dipping. Before the dipped ware is fired glaze left beneath its base must be wiped away. Those engaged in this process are more liable to lead poisoning than the dippers as the dry glaze flies about and is absorbed by breathing as well as through the skin. Women are rarely permitted to do this work as the ravages of lead on their consitution are apalling."


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Creators: Mr William Blake - Creator

Donor ref:(40/11952)

Source: The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery

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