NameSarah Jane Roberts
Birth5 Feb 1859, Llanelli CMN Wernlle
Death19 Nov 1935, Llanelli CMN
BurialLlanelli CMN Box Cemetery
OccupationLlanelly Pottery, Earthenware Painter
FatherThomas Roberts (1833-1904)
MotherJane Wells (1834-1874)
Notes for Sarah Jane Roberts
Sarah Roberts (Auntie Sal) was chief paintress at the Llanelly Pottery and mainly responsible for the cockerel plates which were painted by other paintresses on piecework. Quickly and carelessly produced, each one is diffferent and although they now change hands for hundreds of pounds, they were sold at the time for a few pence and used as houseware by the family and even for mixing paint. Short and dumpy and always dressed in black, during the First World War she used to bully shopkeepers in Llanelli to sell her cigarettes to send to her nephews at the front. After the pottery closed in 1922 she worked in her brother's florist shop in Llanelli Market. In the last years of her life she was nursed by her neice Annie Gwendoline Hawkins until her death in 1935.
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