The Synge-Craven Collection of Regional Slipware by Laurence Synge-Craven


This fine exhibition and appreciation of Slipware Pottery was held at Blackwell, the Arts and Crafts House in Bowness-on-Windermere, in the Lake District. Includes a foreword by Edward King, Director of Blackwell House.

Laurence Synge-Craven was one of my closest friends over many years, indeed he was my best man at my wedding and I his. In his introduction to this guide, he writes extensively on how we first met in the early 1980s and how he helped me in the country pottery I had established at Clapham, a beautiful village in the Yorkshire Dales, and through our many discussions and mutual appreciation of Slipware and country pottery, and as the funds were readily available to him, inspired him and his late wife Caroline to set to and build an enormous collection of their own of extremely high quality and rare Slipware pottery.

He continued to acquire fine examples of early slipwares from all over the United Kingdom, his house overflowing with the most wonderful examples of all areas of folk art, including furniture, paintings, longcase clocks, treen and of course slipware, from the Yorkshire Dales and the Westmorland Lakes. His passing was a great loss.

Edition – 1st Edition
Softback exhibition guide
Date – 2006
Pages – 64
Condition – Excellent
Publisher – Lakeland Arts Trust
Printed – Titus Wilson, Kendal
Dimensions – 8’’ x 8’’
Price –
Ref Number: 220171A

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