|Figure 2 Price List, Vodrey Pottery
Works, East Liverpool, Ohio, 18641865. (Courtesy, East Liverpool Historical
Society.) The term Queens ware outlived any resemblance to the thin
creamware perfected by Wedgwood and made by Jabez Vodrey in Louisville.
As perpetuated by Vodreys 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.