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 HERE>

Sunday 5 April 2020

Spode and April

Click here 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 here.

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 page

Winter etc

The seasons of the year are often a design them in both useful and ornamental wares made by Spode, and also, in parian figures. Find out about Seasons pattern on the S page here.
Plate (detail) Seasons pattern
Parian figure, 'Spring Flowers' c1875

Friday 14 July 2017

Clobbering Plates

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.

Click HERE>

Tuesday 30 May 2017

Statuary Porcelain and London

Two updates.

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.