Wedgwood plate mould, 1990s

Josiah Wedgwood and Sons Limited

Buy this image as a print 

License this image for commercial use at Science and Society Picture Library

Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum, London

Plate mould from dust press, to produce Wedgwood, 1996.

Many different types of clay are used to produce ceramics. The most common include ball clay, china clay and fire clay. Clays are classified as refractory or fusible clays. Refractory clays such as fire clay and china clay are high-fired clays, while fusible clays such as marl are low-fired. Earthenware is made from fusible clays while hard paste porcelain and stoneware are made from refractory clays.


Materials Science Gallery
Object Number:
Wedgwood Ltd

Cite this page


We encourage the use and reuse of our collection data.

Data in the title, made, maker and details fields are released under Creative Commons Zero

Descriptions and all other text content are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 licence

Using our data


Download catalogue entry as json

View manifest in IIIF viewer

Add to Animal Crossing Art Generator

Download manifest IIIF

Our records are constantly being enhanced and improved, but please note that we cannot guarantee the accuracy of any information shown on this website.