A Spode ABC. A companion to the Spode History blog. All about the world famous pottery manufacturer.
How Old Is My Spode?
Friday, 4 June 2021
Spode & the Royal Pavilion
It's not always immediately obvious, but Spode produced some spectacular ceramics for the Royal Pavilion, Brighton, for the Prince Regent later King George IV.
Got to the B page for links to my three blogposts, a sort of a mini-series, on my Spode History blog - click
Sunday, 5 April 2020
Spode and April
for my new SpodeHistory blogpost
Spode and April.
Hamilton pattern on April shape
Tuesday, 16 July 2019
A Beautiful Dinner Service
What did the Spodes use on their dining table? Find out
And here's a clue...
Friday, 4 January 2019
Spode's Bottle Ovens... and a New Book
Bottle ovens became the most important part of the pottery factory.
One disastrous firing could ruin a potbank.'
Bottle Ovens & the Story of the Final Firing
by Terry Woolliscroft and Pam Woolliscroft
published by Gladstone Pottery Museum
August 1st 2018
ISBN 978 0 9505411 3 6
Buy the book!
Find facts and figures about
Spode's bottle ovens
on my blogpost
Spode and Bottle Ovens
Spode Factory 1930s
Lots more about bottle ovens on
Spode History's Bottle Ovens
The seasons of the year are often a design them in both useful and ornamental wares made by Spode, and also, in
figures. Find out about
pattern on the S page
Plate (detail) Seasons pattern
Parian figure, 'Spring Flowers' c1875
Friday, 14 July 2017
This lovely word - clobbering - is explained on the updated C page.
I shall tempt you there with a sneak preview of the plate which is featured.
Tuesday, 30 May 2017
Statuary Porcelain and London
More about the London business on the L page linking you to blogposts on Spode History.
And also a little more about Parian on the P page. It was originally called Copeland's Statuary Porcelain.