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

Spode creamware

Developed in the 1740s creamware was one of the standardStaffordshire products during Josiah Spode’s early training and partnerships. It was still popular when he established his own factory in 1776. Plain creamwares would have been of modest price, but printed and painted decoration offered more sophisticated and more expensive products. To produce a more porcelain-like finish, after about 1775 potters began to add a small amount of cobalt blue to the glaze and china-glaze or pearlware was added to the standard factory repertoire.

more on Spode's creamware and pearlware 

Fruit basket and stand, creamware, impressed 'SPODE' and with brown painted pattern number 2580, ©Victoria and Albert Museum, London