With this fine-grained stoneware he was able to produce copies of the newly excavated Etruscan pottery from Italy.The new innovation proved another huge commercial success.The original manufactory was a pioneer of new products such as those modelled by William Greatbach, and those coloured with lead glazes developed by Josiah Wedgwood during his partnership with the Staffordshire potter Thomas whieldon.
Jasper can be almost any colour, although the most famous examples are are pale or dark blue and white.
The new material was used in an astonishing array of objects, including, of all things, a grand piano.
Jasper Ware is also famous for the bas relief applied to the sides, often in imitation of classical Greek motifs.
Jasper Ware has been in production for over 200 years, and in that time the methods of production have remained virually unchanged.
The Wedgwood company is a British pottery firm, originally founded by Josiah Wedgwood c1795, and possibly the most famous name ever associated with pottery.