- One of the most important ceramic concerns in Staffordshire in the early nineteenth century, examined here for the first time
- Entirely new research which identifies a long-forgotten factory, the wares of which have been generally admired but were previously unattributed
- Comprehensively illustrated
This is the first book to explore the work of the forgotten ceramics concern - Chetham & Woolley. The original partnership of James Chetham and Richard Woolley established a factory in Longton, Staffordshire in 1795. The partnership was responsible for developing a new ceramic body - semi-transparent stoneware, properly termed Fildspathic Stoneware. In its day the Chetham & Woolley factory occupied a very important position in the Staffordshire ceramics industry. Until recent research carried out by Colin Wyman practically all memory of Chetham & Woolley had been lost. This book re-establishes the factory's well-deserved reputation.
Colin Wyman is the Chairman of the Oxford Ceramics Group, Honorary Treasurer & Trustee of the English Ceramic Circle and a member of the Northern Ceramic Society. He has previously published many papers in conjunction with the English Ceramic Circle, and has frequently lectured on ceramic subjects, principally concerning transfer printing and stoneware.