Here are some links which you might find useful: some are connected with Spode and others are about the history of the Pottery Industry in North Staffordshire... and others are just things I like...

Click or tap on the names of the sites to take you there.

The Last Bottle Oven Firing in the Potteries 1978

Potbank Dictionary

A glossary of the Pottery Industry -- A Dictionary of Ceramics Terms -- Since 1976 and regularly updated

The Potteries Bottle Oven
Spode factory under W. T. Copeland & Sons Ltd 1930s

'Collecting Spode China' from Country Living Magazine New York

Dishy News 

Gladstone Pottery Museum Story

Stoke Museums: Gladstone Pottery Museum

Michelle Erickson @ the V & A Film: An Agate Teapot - How Was it Made? 

Minton @ the Stoke-on-Trent City Archives

Nursery Gardeners

Old Bailey Online

Josiah Spode II (1755-1827)

Stoke Museums: The Potteries Museum &Art Gallery

Scandinavian Design (information on Eric Olsen)

Spode 'Onyx' Greyhound designed by Olsen from Mats Linder

Spitalfields Life

Spode Exhibition Online

Still Life Paintings with Spode by Jeanne Illenye

Stoke-on-Trent City Archives where the Spode archive now lives

Sèvres Porcelain

Transferware Collectors Club
Spode plate, Italian pattern, transfer printed in blue, handcoloured in red & gilded, pattern 2614 c1818
A History of Twyfords - sanitaryware manufacturer
A one-piece ceramic water closet  (WC) 'The Unitas' 1883
V&A Collections

Local History of Stoke-on-Trent (The Potteries)

Pam & Terry Woolliscroft

Spode ABC
A is for Aesops pattern
The Wind in the Willowware