English potters named Adams. The term refers to three branches of the same family name, Adams, that made Anglo-Saxon pottery in the 1800s.
The first pertains to William Adams (1748-1831), born in Brick House. His work is not known to be very important. The second is about William Adams (1772-1829), who was born in Stoke and made flow-blue ware for the U.S. market. His son William Adams continued this series. (1798-1865). Another William Adams belongs to the third group. He was born in Greengates, and after learning from Wedgwood, he made creamware and especially groups of household pottery that looked like Wedgwood’s dark blue jasper models. His son Benjamin continued his work. (who died in 1820). The headquarters of the William Adams and Sons firm are in Tunstall and Stoke, Staffordshire. The company has been around since 1769; Wedgwood bought it in 1966. It is continuing in business today.
It was known for the high quality of its products, especially the blue-and-white pottery based on porcelain from China. During the twentieth century, it mostly made toiletries and tableware with designs based on eighteenth-century models or historical events (such as the 1913 Shakespearian Series or the Cries of London). It also made tableware for children with Victorian-style themes and country scenes, flower or fruit designs.
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