Displaying and using fine collectibles can infuse the everyday with a sense of history. In the 1700s, a variety of earthenware called creamware was produced by several companies, including Wedgwood. Although expensive today, creamware was affordable to the middle class during the eighteenth century; some of the most innovative styles and designs were created between 1780 and 1820.
Despite what its name might suggest, creamware is not necessarily white. In fact, it was produced in many colors, from pale cream or straw to greens and browns. The pottery is instead named for the pale-white clay used in its productions.