Belleek in County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
The Enamel Grindstone
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.
Location. 54° 28.745′ N, 8° 5.601′ W. Marker is in Belleek, Northern Ireland, in County Fermanagh. Touch for map. Marker and Grindstone are at the entrance to the Belleek Pottery Factory Visitor Centre. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3 Main Street (A47), Belleek, Northern Ireland BT93 3FY, United Kingdom.
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers are within 21 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Donegal Corridor (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 "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).
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Credits. This page was last revised on July 24, 2018. This page originally submitted on March 24, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 542 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on March 24, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.