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Wedgwood England 1759

Wedgwoods history spans over 260 years after interdependent potter Josiah Wedgwood in Burslem, England, began experimenting avidly with clay, discovering its many possibilities. Today he is remembered as the “Father of English Potters”, an innovator in new techniques and design. He was also a moderniser in new business practices and sales techniques including direct mail, money-back guarantee, free delivery, celebrity endorsement, illustrated catalogues and buy one get one free. In 1995, Wedgwood was granted the Royal Warrant, a mark of recognition of those who have supplied goods or services to the Royal Households for at least five years, from Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

Wedgwood England 1759


There are many facets to Josiah Wedgwood best known as a Potter but also an entrepreneur and abolitionist. He was born in Burslem, Staffordshire, the eleventh and last child of potter Thomas Wedgwood and Mary Wedgwood. It was his scientific approach to pottery making that set him apart from other producers at the time, meticulously researching the chemistry of materials and techniques.

Wedgwood's great friend was abolitionist campaigner Thomas Clarkson, this raised his awareness of the cause and he began to actively participate in the campaign for the abolition of slavery. Wedgwood mass-produced cameos depicting the seal for the Society for Effecting the Abolition of the Slave Trade which were widely distributed, in turn, becoming the most recognised image of a black person in all of 18th-century art.

Glassware handcrafted with precision

Toast in style with Wedgwood's contemporary glassware, mouth-blown and inspired by natural forms. The gorgeous crystalline designs that add a modern touch to any barware collection, are also packaged beautifully making them a perfect gift idea.
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