A Guide to the Potter's Formula Log Books, 19th century Potter's Formula Log Books MS 92.4

A Guide to the Potter's Formula Log Books, 19th century

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the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation's
John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library
Manuscript Number MS 92.4


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Repository
John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation
Manuscript number
MS 92.4
Title
Potter's Formula Log Books, 19th century.
Extent
7 items.
Language
English

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Potter's Formula Log Books, Manuscript MS 92.4, John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation


Scope and Content Information

Seven pocket-sized journals dating from the 19th century which contain formulas written by individual potters for ceramic bodies, glazes, colors, and applied decorations. The authors of the log books are unknown, although evidence indicates that they originated in Staffordshire. These books provide documentation of the experiments undertaken by potters to develop high quality ceramics. Along with recipes and formulas, many of the pages include annotations concerning experimentation with different mixtures for clays, glazes, and tints.

Index Terms

    Subjects:

  • Ceramics.

Additional Descriptive Data

Bibliography

For more information about these books see:

Research Review, Summer, 1992.

Bibliography

For more information about these books see:

Research Review, Summer, 1992.