Scheduled for publication in 2017 is my book: The Origins
of Worcester Porcelain. The book will discuss aspects of ceramic developments
in Great Britain from around the 1720s onwards that brought about,
or had a bearing on, the founding of the Worcester porcelain manufactory.
The book will feature rare and significant wares (dating prior to
1760 ) from the Museum of Royal Worcester, other museums, auction
houses and private collections. The two main pathways discussed will
1/ The pottery route from Staffordshire & Stourbridge (including
the approximate site of William Shore's pottery and the probable Robert
Podmore connection); Podmore's move to Worcester, the Doctor Wall/
William Davis experiments; and the probable wares produced at Worcester
prior to the purchase of the Lund's Bristol concern. A discussion
of the early careers of William Shore and Benjamin Quarman.
2/ New evidence and discussion of porcelain experimentation from the
1720s onwards embracing soaprock; Thomas Briand's porcelain manufactory
in South London; a survey of A Marked wares; Edward Heylyn
and Bow; the evolution and failure of the Limehouse manufactory; the
wares of the Limehouse manufactory including many images; the emergence
of Benjamin Lund at Bristol and his incredible life story; the possible
Redcliff site of Lund's porcelain works; the wares of the Bristol
manufactory including many images; associations with Delftware; and
other aspects of glasshouses and ceramics in Bristol.
The book will then track the development and the progression of the
Warmstry manufactory to around 1758 with a detailed examination of
when mainstream production commenced and when the extensions to the
works were completed that allowed full scale enamelling to take place.
The wares of the Worcester manufactory to around 1758 including many
images. The varying roles of the personalities involved will also
The book will combine connoisseurship, new facts and known history.
New and existing analytical data will help support the arguments put
forward. A major contribution by Bill Jay with largely unpublished
chemical data will feature. Unpublished chemical data conducted at
the University of Norwich on behalf of myself will be revealed. Updates
on the books progress will be posted on this website regularly.
Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
to register your interest in purchasing this book. A subscribers list
is planned. The book will be over 550 pages in A4 size. Sample pages
available upper right.
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