Clews Staffordshire Pottery

James & Ralph Clews

In 1815 the brothers James and Ralph Clews rented a pottery works from William Adams in the Staffordshire village of Cobridge where they produced their specialty, high quality blue transfer printed wares, until their partnership ended in 1834.

Serving primarily the American and Russian markets, the Clews brothers produced a number of popular American design series, including “American Views” and “The Landing of Lafayette”. In addition Clews produced the Zoological [...] Click here to continue reading.

Wood & Sons Historical Staffordshire & Transferware

Wood & Sons Historical Staffordshire

Enoch Wood came from a long line of Staffordshire potters. With his sons produced a vast quantity of transfer ware in Burslem, England from 1818 to 1846, most marked Wood & Sons.

Wood was one of the first Staffordshire potters to develop the burgeoning American export market after the War of 1812, eventually producing at least fifty-eight American views, over eighty English views and a series of French views [...] Click here to continue reading.

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