Spode Timeline 1733 - 1833

Historical Timeline

Josiah Spode I was born

In 1733 Josiah Spode was born and christentend at St. Peter ad Vincula, the parish church of Stoke-upon-Trent, Staffordshire

1754 Josiah Spode I married Ellen Findlay

1784 - Blue Printing

1784 - War broke out

Ceramics Timeline

 Spode family

Spode earthenware 1760s-70s

Spode stonewares of the late 18th century

Spode blue printing

Spode bone china

Spode stone china

Spode felspar porcelain

Spode color printing

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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Plate, printed pattern Two Figures II