Thursday, March 30, 2006


In 1754 Josiah Wedgwood began to experiment with coloured creamware. He established his own factory in England, but often worked with others who did transfer printing. He also produced jasperware, made of white stoneware clay that had been coloured by the addition of metal oxides. Jasperware was usually ornamented with white relief portraits or Greek Classical scenes. Jasperware, his most successful innovation, was a durable unglazed ware most characteristically blue with fine white cameo figures inspired by the ancient Roman Portland Vase. Many of the finest designs were the work of the British artist John Flaxman.

Wedgwood factories to this day continue to produce many varieties of Wedgwood China and Pottery. Wedgwood collectors abound in the USA; some even say that there is more collectible Wedgwood in the USA than in England. So, naturally, there are some Yahoo Groups dedicated to the subject of Wedgwood products, old and new.

If you are a Wedgwood devotee, check out and join the following Wedgwood Yahoo Groups:

All of the Yahoo Groups are free to join and participate in; but the exchange of information is priceless.

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