Clay Wedger. Photographed by William Blake.

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Date:1900 - 1910 (c.)

Description:Lantern slide of a pottery worker known as a clay wedger at work.

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;

"The Clay Wedger. Plastic clay as removed from the filter is taken in lumps of about a cwt, cut in two, one half raised to arms length and dumped into the other half. This is continued until the mass is kneaded to a consistency fit for pottery making."


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Creators: Mr William Blake - Creator

Donor ref:(40/11988)

Source: The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery

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