Flow Blue Ceramics- MSU Campus, MI

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As it turns out, this blurriness is not due to a manufacturing error or the effects of the elements, rather it is a decorative style known as “flow blue.” The name refers to the blue glaze that “flowed” as it was fired, giving patterns a characteristic blur. Flow blue was widely popular from about 1830 to 1915, and several pieces have been found on MSU’s campus.

Read more about the flow blue ceramics and the Gunson Collection on the MSU Campus Archaeology Program blog


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