Leigh J. Dodd
Excavations on the Site of the Lewis Pottery Complex, Buckley, North Wales, United Kingdom

Ceramics in America 2003

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  • Figure 1
    Figure 1

    Oblique view of the Lewis kiln, Buckley, showing walk-in entrance, fireboxes, alternating brick flooring, and surrounding hovel wall base. Scale bars each measure 2m (approximately 6.5'). (All photos, courtesy Earthworks Archaeological Services.)

  • Figure 2
    Figure 2

    The potters’ cottage and workshop, comprising five individual rooms. The possible drying floor lies at the bottom left of this photograph. Scale bar measures 2m.

  • Figure 3
    Figure 3

    The remains of the second kiln uncovered during the excavations. Scale bars measure 1m (approximately 3.3') and 2m.

  • Figure 4
    Figure 4

    Face fragment, Lewis Pottery Complex, Buckley, North Wales, mid-eighteenth to nineteenth century. Biscuit-fired earthenware. One of the most unusual sherds recovered during the excavations, it bears an applied molded bearded face and is coated with white clay slip.