June 2005

Spode...Inventors of Bone China

For over 200 years, Spode has been created in the same English factory. The founder of Spode, Josiah Spode, is important because he made two major contributions to the ceramic industry in the late 18th Century. He perfected blue underglaze printing and developed the formula for bone china. Spode China has some of the most recognizable patterns in homes today. Whether it's Blue Italian plates, or Woodland Spode you've probably seen these patterns out around the holidays at the homes of family or friends. To Find an authorized USA Spode Dealer visit the official Spode website. www.spode.co.uk