The drinks are in the pig

Rouser 2012
Rouser 2012

SUSSEX people have always been partial to pigs. They even created a thriving ceramic industry out of them by producing them in clay.

In 1986 an exhibition of Sussex ceramics was held at Seaford Museum.

Here is curator Sue Sutton holding a typical Sussex clay pig, dating from 1800 and valued at the time at £2,000.

The pig was used for holding strong wine. The remarkable thing is the removable head was used as the drinking vessel.

The pig was on loan from the Anne of Cleves Museum in Lewes.