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Creamware, Lustreware & Faience

Creamware is a cream-colored refined earthenware. In France its known as faïence, in Netherlands as Engels porselein, and in Italy as terraglia inglese.  It was created about 1750 by Staffordshire potters who refined the techniques to create a finer, thinner, whiter body pottery decorated with a brilliant glaze. Most notable producer of creamware was Josiah Wedgwood. Lustreware or Lusterware (respectively the spellings for British English and American English) is a type of pottery that uses a metallic glaze that gives the effect of iridescence.