Ralph Wood toby jug modeled by Douglas V. Tootle and produced by Kevin Francis Ceramics of Stoke-on-Trent, England, in a 1992 limited edition of 350. Ralph Wood (circa 1715 - 1772), called the "Miller of Burslem", was apprenticed to John Astbury in 1730 and subsequently worked with Thomas Whieldon, learning the manufacture of colored glazes. He began producing his own salt-glazed wares in 1754 at Burslem. By 1760 Ralph Wood was making extremely well-modeled figures with colored glazes. He was among the first of English potters to impress his name on his wares, and he is credited with introducing the Toby jug, his first model being Toby Philpot about 1772. This Ralph Wood toby jug is holding a Toby Philpot jug.