In the early 19th century, William Billingsley arrived at the small hamlet of Nantgarw in South Wales and created arguably the finest porcelain ever made. However, due to the fragility of the fine body, up to 90% of the porcelain was destroyed in the kilns and despite the exceptional quality, the factory closed after only four years of operation. Today individual pieces of Nantgarw porcelain are rare, highly collectible and can swap hands for many thousands of pounds.
For two hundred years, the exact recipe and production methods have remained secret, however recent spectroscopic analysis and historic research, including coded documents unearthed in museum archives, have given us the opportunity to now recreate this extraordinary porcelain.
We need your help to raise £15,000 to recreate Nantgarw porcelain. We will use traditional and modern materials, practices and kilns to make the porcelain on the same premises used by William Billingsley in 1813. In return for your donation, you will receive a limited-edition reward to say thank you (or diolch yn fawr as we say in Wales).
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