Watt's jars

Watt’s jars

Watt bought a share in the Deftfield pottery business, Scotland's first industrial pottery. He expected that science and experiment would make ceramic wares that were stronger and more beautiful than before. Watt's workshop contains 66 creamware pots. Given that Watt was testing his pottery for a period of years, he must have been surrounded by the test pieces. None of the pots is known to be marked, but they are believed to come from Watt’s Delftfield Pottery, from which only one or two other pieces are known to survive. 

Currently on display in:
James Watt and our World
Inventory number :
1924-792 pts