Josiah Wedgwood

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Noun1.Josiah Wedgwood - English potter (1730-1795)Josiah Wedgwood - English potter (1730-1795)    
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1730: Josiah Wedgwood, English pottery designer and manufacturer, was born in Burslem, Staffordshire.
1730: Josiah Wedgwood, pottery designer and manufacturer, was born in Burslem, Staffordshire.
Creamware is fine cream-coloured earthenware made in England in the 18th century, and Liverpool had links with Josiah Wedgwood, who sent his creamware to Merseyside to be decorated with transfer printing, developed in Liverpool about 1754.
Another set of 12 tiles carrying the same estimate was designed by Helen J A Miles for Josiah Wedgwood & Sons in about 1880, each transfer-printed in blue and white illustrating the months of the year.
A Josiah Wedgwood was the social reforming, one-legged, businessman who started his pottery firm in Staffordshire in 1759.
They were led by Erasmus Darwin (Grandfather of Charles Darwin), and among them were Matthew Boulton, James Watt, Josiah Wedgwood and later Joseph Priestley.
Sir Ralph Wedgwood, great-great-grandson of Josiah Wedgwood I (1730-1795) assembled the internationally important collection, which includes several significant documentary pieces on loan to the British Museum, the Victoria and Albert Museum (both in London), and the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford.
And a reworked Wedgwood Museum showcases 3,000 artefacts dating back to 1759, when Josiah Wedgwood founded the company, and for children there's a pottery-themed outdoor play area.
I have often wish'd,' wrote Josiah Wedgwood in December 1774, 'I had saved a single specimen of all the new articles I have made, & would now give twenty times the original value for such a collection.' In fact it was not until the start of the last century that such a collection was begun by Wedgwood's successors.
The idea of preserving examples of Wedgwood's production can be traced back to Josiah Wedgwood (1730-1795), who first pondered the idea in a letter to his partner Thomas Bentley (1731-1780) in 1774.
Paul Mulvey begins by tracking Josiah Wedgwood's developing political beliefs through his education, employment in the family business, and encounter with Fabianism.