Blue Italian a rich history

The History of Blue Italian

With its floral chinoiserie border encompassing a rural Italian scene in shades and textures of cobalt blue, the Spode Blue Italian print is one of the most recognisable and admired …

Introducing: Josiah Spode II

Following on from our previous feature on Spode’s much-loved founder, Josiah Spode I, this month we explore the fascinating life of his son and successor, Josiah Spode II, who took …

Introducing: Josiah Spode I

When thinking of iconic names in the pottery industry, Josiah Spode I will most certainly be front of mind. Born in 1733 in the heart of Stoke-on-Trent, England, Josiah Spode …