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Cream ware china

January 05, 2023

Cream ware china

Cream ware another 18th century product stemming from the discovery of china clay in Cornwall. In fact we have the largest china clay mine in the world.

This allowed us to have cream coloured china and also unlike the terracotta forerunner was able to be a lot finer and also extruded through sieves etc or indeed made into a slurry and cast in moulds. Allowing mass production of highly details items cast with say grapes and leaves and other fine detail.

Wedgwood as well as Leeds pottery and others were quick to catch onto the commercial possibilities of this allowing mass production of fine china. Also with the aid of lead glazes made a china far more durable and therefore easy to use in the large houses of Britain.

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