Ceramics and Pottery Industry


A Portrait of Josiah Wedgwood

Josiah Wedgwood: Industrialist Josiah Wedgwood was born in Burslem, Stoke-on-Trent in 1730 into a family of long… read more »

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Candelabrum, c. 1755-60

Rococo double candelabrum in form of a flowering tree crowned with a nesting bird. The applied flowers… read more »

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Chamberlain’s Royal Porcelain Works, Worcester

Image from: The New Illustrated Directory Entitled Men and Things of Modern England, 1858

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Derby Porcelain: William Duesbury II and Robert Bloor

Image: Old China Works, Derby, showing kilns for firing the porcelain. John Keys, Sketches of Old Derby… read more »

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Pastoral Group, c.1770

The group with a shepherd playing his pipe to a sleeping shepherdess is a good example of… read more »

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Ralph Wedgwood: Pioneer of Office Copying

Image: Wedgwood’s factory at Etruria in Staffordshire. The Useful Arts and Manufacturers of Great Britain of Great Britain Vol.… read more »

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The Staffordshire Potteries Directory: An Account of the Pottery Manufacture

Published in 1802, this Directory is one of the first written accounts of the pottery towns, Tunstall,… read more »

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