Whieldon was one of the most important and
influential potters of his day. In 1747 he was a
tenant of the Fenton Vivian potworks in Fenton,
A number of important potters, including Josiah
Spode, served their apprenticeships with Thomas
Whieldon and between 1754 and 1759 Whieldon took
Josiah Wedgwood as a business partner.
Some of Whieldon's best know products were
tortoiseshell ware and agate ware. Tortoiseshell
ware was produced by applying copper and
manganese to cream coloured earthenware to stain
it, and then coating the piece with a clear
Thomas Whieldon retired in 1780 and the factory
at Fenton was demolished in the same year.
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