Fancy Wares - Carolina Swirlware

Pottery called "swirlware" or "striped ware" was first made in Lincoln County during the early 1930s. Potters make swirlware by combining a light clay and a dark clay. Making swirlware takes longer than making regular pottery. The potter must be very careful not to overwork the clay and mix the two colors together.


Swirlware Teapot - Enoch Reinhardt, c. 1938

 

 
 
Swirlware canister
Burlon Craig
c.1970
 
Swirlware Pinch Bottle
Floyd Propst
c. 1935
 
Swirlware Pitcher
Alvie Smith
1996
 
 
 
 
Swirlware Pitcher
James H. Owen
1920
 
Swirlware 10 spout Flower Vase
Charlie Lisk
c. 1995