Delft Pottery

What is Delftware Pottery?

Potters from Delft, Holland and later Dutch emigres to England established the blue and white tradition known as “delftware” between roughly 1630 to 1750.  An opaque white glaze over earthenware clay allowed for a wide range of painted decorative possibilities in Delftware pottery.  The quirky imagery of many early Delftware examples were influenced by Italian majolica and Chinese export porcelain.