A traditional English decorative technique associated with red earthenware and lead glaze. Colored slip is piped onto the leather hard pot much like cake decoration. The most noted exponent of slipware was the 18-century potter “Thomas Toft”; his dishes set a standard that few modern potters can compete with.
Earthenware decorated with coloured slips.
Earthenware pottery decorated with white or colored slops under a transparent lead glaze. Slipware was popular in the ancient Near East, from the 8th century onwards. English slipware was made in the 17th and 18th centuries. Most early American pottery was slipware.