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Easter 2021: Folk Faience Issue number
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      Folk faience began to flourish, in what is today Slovakia, in the 18th century, thanks to the Anabaptist sect of Habans. They discovered the secret of this shiny painted ceramic during their migration across Europe. After the decline of the traditional Haban lifestyle, their ceramic workshops, famous for their use of a specific range of colours and decoration, became part of the domestic production of ceramics. Apart from pottery production, a new type of ceramic, faience or, as it is referred to colloquially, jug making, developed in Slovakia. In Western Slovakia several well-known ceramic production centres were established, for example...

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