Realising the commercial prospects of the business, James concentrated first on the production of high quality salt-glazed
bricks, still in demand for the building work in progress in Northern cities and as this prospered, he opened an art pottery studio to produce decorative tiles and fine pottery.
Walker's Pottery was set up in the 1840s just outside Corbridge and produced a wide range of goods including retorts used to make coal gas, bricks, floor and roof ridge tiles, chimney pots, salt-glazed
troughs and sanitary wares.
stoneware bottles were discovered as archaeology teams continued the second phase of the market place redevelopment.
The two artists seem happy to work together, as in a stoneware, salt-glazed
and woodfired little piece with four open-necked forms cuddling together.
The nearest they came to frivolity was salt-glazed
stoneware "Reform Flasks" made in 1832 to celebrate the passing of the Reform Act and depicting the heads of those politicians associated with it.
But other items survived "remarkably" intact - including the windows, doors, tiled facade and three salt-glazed
ceramic urinals from 1914.
It's been in business since 1878 and is the only UK firm producing salt-glazed
in 1811 and was known for its salt-glazed
stoneware and handpainted designs.
stone bottle is stamped with the face of a grimacing man.
Chinese porcelain cup from around 1700 found in the city Cologne salt-glazed
mug from around 1500-1550 found in a stone-lined cesspit in Chester The artefacts are on display at the Newstead Gallery in the Grosvenor Museum
The company was founded in Derbyshire, England, where its salt-glazed
pottery was used for bottles and jars.
One of the star lots is a large fish salt-glazed
footed vase expected to fetch pounds 2,000 to pounds 4,000.