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Encyclopedia > Josiah Spode

Josiah Spode (23 March 1733 - 1797) was an English potter. He earned renown in the pottery business for perfecting the transfer printing process in 1784 and developing fine bone china, also known as porcelain. March 23 is the 82nd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (83rd in Leap years). ... Events February 12 - British colonist James Oglethorpe founds Savannah, Georgia. ... 1797 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... Unfired green ware pottery on a traditional drying rack at Conner Prairie living history museum. ... Unfired green ware pottery on a traditional drying rack at Conner Prairie living history museum. ... 1784 was a leap year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... A rare Dresden porcelain figurine Porcelain is a hard ceramic material first developed in China (hence the often-used term china instead of porcelain). It is fired at a higher temperature than that used to fire glazed earthenware and stoneware pottery. ...

Spode was a former apprentice of potter Thomas Whieldon, but left when Whieldon took in Josiah Wedgwood as a business partner. In 1761 Spode created a factory in Shelton, followed by another in Stoke in 1764. He owned and ran a very successful business in creamware (a fine cream-coloured earthenware) and in pearlware (a fine white-glazed earthenware). Thomas Whieldon was one of the most respected and well known potters of his time. ... Josiah Wedgwood Josiah Wedgwood (July 12, 1730 – January 3, 1795) was an English potter, credited with the industrialisation of the manufacture of pottery. ... 1761 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... A factory (previously manufactory) or manufacturing plant is a large industrial building where workers manufacture goods or products. ... This page is about Stoke-on-Trent in England. ... 1764 was a leap year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ...

Josiah Spode had a son, Josiah Spode II, who carried on the business.

The Spode Society

The Membership Secretary, c/o The Spode Museum, Spode Ltd., Church Street, Stoke-on-Trent, ST4 1 BX spodemuseum@spode.co.uk



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Josiah Spode I, 1733-97 (373 words)
Josiah Spode, a former apprentice of the great Staffordshire potter, Thomas Whieldon, and continued by his son Josiah Spode II.
Josiah Spode I established a factory in 1761 in Shelton, and another in the town of Stoke in 1764.
Spode's nearest rival was Minton (1796-present), outstanding in the Victorian period for its "art" porcelains.
Josiah Spode (278 words)
It is widly aknowledged that Josiah Spode's son, Josiah Spode II, was responsible for the development of bone china from 1800 and on.
Josiah Spode developed a highly effective method of transfer printing with blue underglazes, which became the signature of many of his most admired designs.
Josiah Spode II took over the Spode pottery in 1797 and is credited with having introduced feldspar into Spode and pushing the technical envelope in the way Spode was crafted.
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