The other Josiah
Last month, in my column in Homes & Antiques, we looked at the genius of Josiah Wedgwood, the modest potter who transformed Staffordshire. This month we look at his contemporary and namesake: Josiah Spode, whose son was also called Josiah.
If you read this blog you will know about Spode, one of the greatest potters of the 19th and 20th Centuries. The story of how this factory came into being is very interesting, as is the time this took place in; the Industrial Revolution gave so many opportunities to young aspiring men and women - and they in turn fuelled the enormous growth that would lead to today's wealth and prosperity.
Of all the factories, the Spode factory was one of the most wide-ranging in its styles and abilities. One reason was that the Josiahs Spode, both father and son, understood the value of working with brilliant people in partnership rather than competition - yet they were fiercely competitive in their field.
So in my column you don't only read about them, but also about Henry Daniel and William Copeland, two important business partners.
You can read all about it in the column, and if you like you can make use of below offer to get a subscription at a discount.
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Where to find things
I always have lots of Spode in my collection... you can find it here. And you can find all my available stock here. If you always want to see the latest additions, follow me on Instagram... I post pictures and a story every single day.
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Happy weekend, and let's celebrate the Josiahs!
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