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- piece work
- In the Staffordshire Pottery industry piece-work employees are paid a fixed "piece rate" for each item of pottery they produce. It can be considered a form of performance-related pay. Day-wage on the other hand guaranteed a fixed income calculated on daily attendance distinct for piece rate or salary. Depending on the skill and speed of the operative, piece-work could be more lucrative for the worker.
- plate presser
- In the late 18th 19th centuries plates were made by pressing sheets of clay onto molds. The mold formed the front of the plate, the plate maker threw a circle of clay onto the mold, and smoothing and pressing into shape, eventually using tools to trim excess and to form a footring.
- A hard dense white ceramic that is translucent.
- To create a print a design has to be cut into a sheet of copper. One or more of the following techniques may be used to create a design.