Photography by Kathy McGuinness Designs

WEDGWOOD OVER THE YEARS

Stoke On Trent Live shares archival photographs from the Sentinel of busy potters and notable visitors at the Wedgwood factory. Famous faces tour the factory and try their skills throwing pots and modelling tea cups. It's a great way to visit the factory from the comfort of your living room.

 

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Charlotte, North Carolina is a must visit for all Wedgwood collectors this year.  The Wedgwood International Seminar will be held in Charlotte this year from August 12 to August 15, 2020.

 

Classic Black: The Basalt Sculpture of Wedgwood and His Contemporaries” is on exhibit at the Mint Museum Randolph through Aug. 30. It features more than 100 black basalt sculptures, including vases, busts and medallions created by Wedgwood and several other artists from the same time period.

Wedgwood International Seminar

Charlotte, North Carolina August 12 -15, 2020

This year's Wedgwood International Seminar in Charlotte, North Carolina promises to be an exceptional event for all Wedgwood and fine arts collectors. The seminar has been rescheduled to August 12 - 15 with accommodations at the Embassy Suites by Hilton. Along with lectures from noted Wedgwood experts and researchers there will opportunities to enjoy the Mint Museum basalt exhibit, Biltmore estate and other local sights. Visit the Wedgwood International Seminar web site for more information and to see photos from last year's seminar.

Wedgwood breaks the molds again.

Moving forward into a more colorful future

Photograph courtesy of Wedgwood

After 260 years, Wedgwood has undertaken a rebrand and will tap social media and influencers to help meet the new definition of luxury.  The possibilities are only limited by your own imagination, so find your style and start perfecting your own eye for code-mixing.  Code-mixing is the art of cherry picking your favorite designs from various collections and marrying them up in a mix-and-match creation that’s all your own.  This ain't your Grandmother's Wedgwood!!

Triangular salad plate from the "Frog" service

produced for Catherine the Great, Empress of Russia

Queensware Orange Bowl - photograph courtesy of Wikipedia

Josiah Wedgwood's accomplishments continue to amaze our modern society, through not just his invention of the china and stoneware products that bear his name, but also his ability to analyze his customers and their desire to set themselves apart from their fellow man. These observations encouraged him to wisely bestow "as much pains and expense" on gaining "royal or noble" approval for his products as on the products themselves. Tim Harford explains more on Josiah Wedgwood and the "Coase conjecture.”

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