Figure 2 Price List, Vodrey Pottery Works, East Liverpool, Ohio, 1864–1865. (Courtesy, East Liverpool Historical Society.) The term Queen’s ware outlived any resemblance to the thin creamware perfected by Wedgwood and made by Jabez Vodrey in Louisville. As perpetuated by Vodrey’s sons, William H. and James N., and by other American potters, the term “yellow Queensware” had by the 1860s come to mean a high-fired stoneware of a deep straw color, made from the refractory clays found between coal seams.

Collectors today know it as “yellowware.” The addition of a transparent brown coating (Rockingham glaze) or splashes of color (variegated) seems to have added twenty-five cents to the price of a dozen pressed bowls. The earliest record thus far found of Rockingham glaze being made in America is dated 1843.