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Drongan Pottery

Drongan Pottery

The Drongan Pottery works were located on the Drongan estate where large deposits of clay were readily available and where the nearby coal mines could provide ready fuel for the kilns. The clay formed rich, red earthenware and was suitable for the manufacture of dairy vessels, domestic items such as teapots, chimney pots, drainage pipes and flower pots. It was one of several works set up in the area in the 18th century (others included Stevenson, Sorn and Cumnock). The works at Drongan were certainly in operation by 1790. Not many of their early pots survive as they were renowned for being easily broken.

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