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The Wedgwood Society of Washington D.C. was formed in 2000 to promote the education and enjoyment of Wedgwood collectors in the mid-Atlantic area. Wedgwood enthusiasts and collectors meet several times a year to share their research in the form of lectures, newsletters and other educational forums. Membership is open to anyone with an interest in Wedgwood . Our meetings are open to the public and we welcome all who appreciate the art and timeless beauty of Wedgwood.
Join the WSWDC
We welcome all those interested in learning about Wedgwood.
Our in-person meetings and lectures are free and open to all. Meetings are normally held at the Total Wine Chantilly, Virginia and conclude with refreshments and complimentary wine tasting.
Currently we are presenting our lectures and meetings on the ZOOM platform to our members in good standing. One benefit of the ZOOM meetings is allowing our out of town members to join us.
Your membership also includes a subscription to our informative newsletter the Capitol Wedgwoodian.
Join our international membership today. You can join using the convenient PayPal feature below or download our membership form located in the Membership section.
CHEROKEE CLAY, AND THE
18th-CENTURY FASCINATION WITH INDIGENEITY
Our next meeting will be on Sunday,
July 18 at 2:00 pm, on ZOOM.
Dr. Susan Egenolf from Texas A&M will discuss "Josiah Wedgwood, Cherokee Clay, and the 18th-Century Fascination with Indigeneity". In April 1768 Josiah Wedgwood acquired five tons of Cherokee clay from North Carolina which lasted him until at least until 1783. Wedgwood later wrote that Cherokee clay was the basis for the new biscuit porcelain (jasper) that he was making.
This ZOOM meeting is open to all WSWDC members in good standing. Please check the ZOOM section
in our Members Only section for
meeting information. See you there!
Contact us with your questions about
the Society and Wedgwood collecting. However, please note that the
WSofWDC cannot provide appraisals
nor purchase collections.