Metal is expensive to shape: copper needs polishing and may be injurious to health; iron and steel rust. Ceramic products, made from clay, fired and glazed, can be cleaned easily and are the most hygienic wares available. Although breakable, they can be very decorative and colour. Indeed, a certamic is a thermo-setting plastic and may be formed into many thousands of different articles.
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Author Biography - Robert Copeland
Robert Copeland grew up in the family which had owned the Spode manufactory since 1833. He joined the firm in 1943 and, after holding many executive positions, was appointed historical consultant to Spode Limited in 1979. Now retired, he remains a trustee of the Spode Museum Trust.