Here's a bit of the original blogpost to tempt you to the new one to find put more!
|Dessert plate with view of Spode bottle ovens c1800. Fired in those same bottle ovens for each stage of its various manufacture|
|Spode factory from the air 1929|
|Spode factory 1930s|
|Postcard, Spode's updraught hob-mouthed bottle oven prior to hovel collapse|
|Finished product: coffee cup, bone china, fired several times in Spode's bottle ovens, pattern 2812 c1820|
Robert Copeland's books about Spode found here and Terry Woolliscroft's websites: The Potteries Bottle Oven; The Last Bottle Oven Firing in the The Potteries and Potbank Dictionary