The Business

As a potter and as a merchant, Spode father and son were an unbeatable combination.  Their remarkable business acumen built not only a great pottery in Staffordshire but also launched a  successful ceramic retail store in London.  From humble beginnings they achieved amazing economic success.

To see how Josiah Spode I built the Stoke-on-Trent potworks and how Josiah Spode II built the London business click below:

Spode Works Stoke-upon-Trent
London Retail Business
The End of an Era