New Beginnings at Nantgarw China Works in Wales


Nantgarw China Works is the only surviving 19th century porcelain works in Great Britain. From its beginning on this site between the years 1813-14 and again in 1817-20, the finest porcelain of its day was produced by William Billingsley (1758-1828), one of the most remarkable porcelain painters and manufacturers of his day.
In Nantgarw in the year 1813 the manufacture of porcelain began,at the pottery located on the outskirts of the village, along side the Glamorgan canal. This secluded spot had its advantages, coal was plentiful and cheap, living expenses were also cheap, there was a mill near by for grinding purposes, the canal provided cheap transport to Cardiff and its shipping port.



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