Like Moonstone, Ravenstone (the company’s name for black) is one of Wedgwood’s matt glazes, those with an eggshell or satin sheen, developed during the 1930s. Created for use on the shapes designed during this period by Keith Murray and John Skeaping, both Moonstone and Ravenstone have been used continuously by Wedgwood.
David Puxley was the first studio potter to be employed by Wedgwood. He studied ceramics and sculpture at the Oxford School of Art before joining the company in 1964. Puxley was primarily interested in the design of ceramics and, like his colleagues, was given free reign to experiment with different types of ceramic and glazes. […]