Blue printing on earthenware
Josiah Spode I was the first potter to commercially produce underglaze blue printed earthenware. It was in production by 1785 and profoundly changed the course of history for the Staffordshire potters. This new technology produced attractive pottery at an affordable price. The rising number of middle-class consumers offered a growing market at home and abroad and as the levels of disposable income rose, blue printed pottery became universally available.
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