Joseph Warburton


Location and period of operation:

Joseph Warburton

Hot Lane

(operating in this period)

Joseph (or John) Warburton (b.1694-d.1752) was one of the most important potters in the early part of the eighteenth century. His factory was in Hot Lane (on the boundary of Burslem and Cobridge) in the North Staffordshire Potteries

He was recorded as 'John or Joseph Warburton' in a list of pot works drawn up by Josiah Wedgwood. In 1792 he wrote that he had produced the list by "having examined some of the oldest men in the pottery here, nearly 30 years ago, who knew personally the masters in the pottery..." 

  • He was succeeded by his son John (b.1720-d.1761): John Warburton

  • Another son Jacob had a factory at Cobridge (b.1740/1-d.1826) Jacob became a principle in the New Hall concern: 
    Jacob Warburton


The Warburton family of potters

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