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Belleek in Fermanagh And Omagh District, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
 

The Enamel Grindstone

 
 
The Enamel Grindstone Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 20, 2012
1. The Enamel Grindstone Marker
Inscription.  

Enamel colours have always been used to decorate pottery wares. Today they come processed but in early years of the Belleek Pottery they, along with most raw materials, were processed at the Pottery.

This particular grindstone was used to crush and mix the raw enamel colours. Enamel colours are made from the oxides of metals.

Each metal's oxide gives a different colour, e.g. browns and blacks from Iron oxide, greens from Copper oxide, and blues from Cobalt oxide.
 
Erected by Belleek Pottery.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicIndustry & CommerceMan-Made Features.
 
Location. 54° 28.745′ N, 8° 5.601′ W. Marker is in Belleek, Northern Ireland, in Fermanagh And Omagh District. Marker and Grindstone are at the entrance to the Belleek Pottery Factory Visitor Centre. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3 Main Street (A47), Belleek, Northern Ireland BT93 3FY, United Kingdom. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers are within 21 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Donegal Corridor
The Enamel Grindstone and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 20, 2012
2. The Enamel Grindstone and Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Welcome to Belleek (within shouting distance of this marker); The Franciscan Friary of Donegal (approx. 19.1 kilometers away in Ireland); Donegal Friary / Mainistir Dhún na nGall (approx. 19.2 kilometers away in Ireland); "The Frenchman's Anchor" (approx. 19.3 kilometers away in Ireland); Donegal Castle / Caisleán Dhún na nGall (approx. 19.6 kilometers away in Ireland); Donegal Castle (approx. 19.6 kilometers away in Ireland).
 
The Enamel Grindstone and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 20, 2012
3. The Enamel Grindstone and Marker
At entrance to Belleek Pottery Factory Visitor Centre
The Belleek Pottery Factory image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 20, 2012
4. The Belleek Pottery Factory
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 24, 2018. It was originally submitted on March 24, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 565 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on March 24, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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Feb. 28, 2021