Blue and White Pottery

What is Blue and White Pottery?

Potters from Delft, Holland and later Dutch emigres to England popularized a style of maiolica known as “delftware” from roughly 1630 onward.  An opaque white glaze over earthenware clay allowed for a wide range of cobalt blue painted decorative possibilities, which were later expanded to include a variety of colors.  The quirky imagery of many early Delftware examples were influenced by Italian majolica and Chinese export porcelain.

The images below offer a sample of my recent work.