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JANET BLANCHARD POTTERY

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My redware and slipware pottery is inspired by early American pottery and folk art.  The simple forms with original and traditional  designs are glazed with a lead free glaze to make it both functional and decorative.  All pieces are individually hand made using a variety of traditional  TECHNIQUES.

     
On this site I've grouped the pieces into three catagories - REDWAREBLUE SLIPWARE, and FIBER ARTS POTS
 
 

 
 
REDWARE, which derives it's name from the red color of the earthenware clay, was the type of pottery commonly used in early America for utilitarian dinnerware.   In this group you will find pieces that have been decorated using various TECHNIQUES.  Here is an example of a slip trailed design.
 
 

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BLUE SLIPWARE  is made of white earthenware clay covered with blue slip (liquid clay).  A design is carved through the blue slip to reveal the color of the clay beneath.  This is an example of the decorating TECHNIQUE called sgraffito.
 
 
 

 
 
FIBER ARTS POTS  have designs relating to the fiber arts - spinning, weaving, and knitting.  You will find both redware and blue slipware pieces decorated in a variety of TECHNIQUES.  This is an example of a slip trailed design.

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