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Barlaston shape cream jug - Havana pattern - 1956

Barlaston shape cream jug
    Barlaston shape cream jug

This Barlaston shape cream jug is made of two different layers of clay. The interior layer is cream coloured and the exterior one is coloured in a solid mid brown, which is called "Havana". These two layers are fused together and form the elegant shape of a curved body that opens from the base to end up in a wide mouth.

This Barlaston shape cream jug is made of two different layers of clay. The interior layer is cream coloured and the exterior one is coloured in a solid mid brown, which is called "Havana". These two layers are fused together and form the elegant shape of a curved body that opens from the base to end up in a wide mouth. The idea of two coloured clays being fused as one body was developed by Norman Wilson in 1936.

  • Type of object: Teaware/cream
  • Mark: WEDGWOOD
    of ETRURIA
    & BARLASTON
    MADE IN
    ENGLAND
    [Printed in green]
  • Year produced: 1956
  • Body: two-coloured clay ware
  • Glaze: clear glaze
  • Material: ceramic
  • Accession number: 11868
  • Dimensions: 130 mm (width from spout to handle)

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  • Norman Wilson Associated

    Norman Wilson - Associated (1902 - 1985)

    Norman Wilson was born in 1902 and a master potter, designer and inventor. He was Works Manager at Etruria from 1927, Production Director from 1946 and Joint Managing Director from 1961. Norman Wilson was educated at Ellesmere College and graduated as a silver medallist from the North Staffordshire Technical College. He worked for a short period with his father who was also a china manufacturer before emigrating to Canada where he broke in polo ponies. He was recalled to the Wedgwood company by Frank Wedgwood who appointed him Works Manager at Etruria in September 1927. Norman Wilson was responsible for the introduction of the first gas-fired tunnel ovens at the factory as well as a wide range of new bodies, shapes and glazes. Mr. Wilson during the period 1930-1960 experimented and produced a wide range of Ornamental items such as vases and bowls in a range of ceramic bodies, and exhibiting a wide variety of glazes. He died in 1985. His son, Andrew Norman Wilson (best known as A.N.Wilson), born in 1950, is a writer, newspaper columnist and broadcaster.

Glossary

  • Clay

    Clay

    Clay dug from the ground is weathered before use in the ceramic industry. It is then mixed with water and allowed to sit so that the larger particles sink and the finer ones can be strained off, with the excess water being evaporated away. Before clay is used to create ceramic objects it must be thoroughly mixed and beaten to ensure it is even in consistency and to remove any bubbles of air.

  • Earthenware

    Earthenware

    Fine-quality earthenwares are white or off-white in colour. Since the middle of the eighteenth century earthenware has contained calcined flint. This gives the ceramic both strength and its lightness of colour. Earthenware is sometimes referred to as cream-coloured earthenware. Since Josiah Wedgwood received the patronage of Queen Charlotte in 1765 Wedgwood cream-coloured earthenwares have been called Queen’s ware.