Cumnock Pottery

Over the new year we visited the Dumfries Museum, I think I mentioned it at the time. I was looking at the two or three pieces of Cumnock pottery that they have there which is a slipware pottery made up in Ayrshire just north of here. I have found some slipware made up on the east coast of Scotland too but this Cumnock ware is more often come across.

A couple of weeks ago now I was contacted by a lady regarding Cumnock Pottery and Dumfries House (also in Ayrshire, not in Dumfries) coincidence eh? Anyway I’ve been having a closer look at the Cumnock pots recently and I thought you might like to see them. Very much a gift sort of pottery I think the area was a popular holiday destination back in the late 19th early 20th Century. The pottery was made from 1792 through to 1920 but the pots with the mottos which I think are the most famous weren’t made until the 1830s.
So there you go. There is a website called Future Museums which is based on the contents oft he museums of South West Scotland, it has only been started recently but is planned eventually to contain the entire collections of these museums. It has quite a few images of Cumnock Ware there.
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4 Responses to Cumnock Pottery

  1. Anonymous says:

    We have a double spout slipware teapot dated Dec 1st 1907 inscribed with the originals owners‘ name – now officially an antique. Anyone for tea?

  2. Ron says:

    I love those drawings. Interesting how dark that clay is too.

  3. Yu might be interested in more information on the Cumnock History Group website: http://www.cumnockhistorygroup.org/industry-cumnock-pottery.html

  4. You might be interested in more information on the Cumnock History Group website: http://www.cumnockhistorygroup.org/industry-cumnock-pottery.html

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