Metropolitan Slipware was made by the potters of Harlow (Potter Street).
fine red earthenwares
clear-glazed kitchen- and other domestic wares and distinctive black-glazed drinking vessels
The fabric of Metropolitan slipware compares closely with that of the Post-medieval fine redware and black-glazed ware also made at Harlow. The main inclusions are evenly sorted, fine, rounded quartz grains, mostly colourless. The body is usually reddish-brown in colour with darker surfaces under a good, glossy, clear, lead glaze, under which the trailed white slip appears golden-yellow. Vessels are wheelthrown, with heavy knife-trimming often apparent on open forms such as dishes
13th to 18th centuries but it is the wares of the 17th century that are best known, in particular Metropolitan slipware
photographs: Museum of London Archive