Barbotine | Painted

  • The Benthall Pottery Company produced art pottery with both barbotine and painted decoration. The distinction between the two is somewhat arbitrary, as both styles used coloured slips. However, for the purposes of this site:

    – barbotine decoration refers to pieces with thickly applied slips that create a textured, slightly raised surface;

    – painted decoration refers to pieces with thinly applied slips and smooth surfaces.

  • Slip-painted pieces with black or cream grounds are regarded as distinctive ranges in their own right, and are considered separately.

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