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Roadworks which led to Josiah Wedgwood's sculpture demolition set to last until mid-April

From Stoke-On-Trent Live the Festival Park roadworks which led to demolition of the Josiah Wedgwood sculpture last week are set to last until mid-April. The works, which began last week, will see the road closed overnight this weekend to allow markings to be repainted. The current works - which saw the 10ft red brick sculpture, by the late Vincent Woropay, destroyed during the creation of a new footway for the widened road - will be complete by the end of next week. A further phase, which will involve utility companies, will take eight weeks and see 'traffic management' put in place.

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Josiah Wedgwood's unique brick sculpture in happier times . WSWDC member

Alan Barnett poses with Wedgwood's clay likeness, pre-destruction.


Alexis E. Barton at Juniper restaurant in Birmingham, Ala. (Andi Rice for The Washington Post)

My family found joy in entertaining

Wedgwood china continues to be the center of family life and gatherings.  Alexis Barton shares her

family's long history of collecting and setting a fine table with their Wedgwood china and the feelings that those memories evoke.  Ms. Barton writes of purchasing her first set of fine china,  Sheila Bridges Harlem Toile de Jouy and how it honors all the past generations of her loved ones.  The link below will

direct you to the full article as it appeared in the Washington Post Sunday magazine.

One-of-a-kind Wedgwood tea and coffee set is now on display

at the V&A Wedgwood Collection in Barlaston










StokeOnTrent Live reports that a one-of-a-kind Wedgwood tea and coffee set which previously belonged to fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld is now on display in Staffordshire. The 'Campanula' set can now be seen at the V&A Wedgwood Collection in Barlaston and was owned by the controversial creative director for Chanel until his death in 2019. Designed by Paul Follot for Wedgwood, the hand-painted set was made around 1923 and includes 16 cups, 15 saucers, a teapot, a coffee pot, a milk jug and a sugar pot. The pieces are thought

to be the only examples of this pattern and shape in existence. 

The stunning Campanula set can now be seen at the V&A Wedgwood Collection in Barlaston


The poor potter who invented modern advertising


Wedgwood & Byerley showroom, York Street

BBC Select discusses Josiah Wedgwood's humble origin and his marketing strategies to appeal to the social aspirations of the growing  middle class.  From opening the first purpose built showroom in the fashionable West End of London, to clever invoicing techniques, Wedgwood transformed the buying public's tastes and vastly increased his sales and ultimately his wealth.

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