William Adams

(1746—1805) potter

'William Adams' can also refer to...

Sir William Adams (1783—1827) oculist

William Adams (1564—1620) navigator

William Adams (1706—1789) Church of England clergyman and college head

William Adams (1772—1851) lawyer and diplomatist

William Adams (1823—1904) engineer

William Adams (1814—1848) Church of England clergyman and author

William Adams (1820—1900) surgeon

William Adams Brown (1865—1943)

William Adams Nicholson (1803—1853) architect

William Bridges Adams (1797—1872) railway engineer

William Bridges-Adams (1889—1965) theatre producer

William Davenport Adams (1851—1904) journalist and compiler of reference works

William Edwin Adams (1832—1906) radical and journalist

William George Stewart Adams (1874—1966) political scientist and college head

William Grylls Adams (1836—1915) scientist and university teacher

William Henry Davenport Adams (1828—1891) journalist and author

William Taylor Adams (1822—1897)


More Like This

Show all results sharing this subject:

  • Decorative Arts, Furniture, and Industrial Design


Quick Reference

Name of at least four potters in Staffordshire in the late 18th century and early 19th. The most distinguished William Adams (1746-1805) was the founder of Greengates Pottery, where the design and high quality of his jasper ware has led to the mistaken inference that he had been trained by Josiah Wedgwood; in fact he trained with John Brindley, brother of the canal builder James Brindley. His wares, of which some 300 examples are known to survive, are stamped Adams and Co. Apart from jasper ware, he also made underglaze blue-printed ware. He was succeeded by his son Benjamin, who ran the business until its closure in 1820.


From The Grove Encyclopedia of Decorative Arts in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Decorative Arts, Furniture, and Industrial Design.

Reference entries