Remembered today as the “Father of English Potters, twenty-nine year old Josiah Wedgwood began his career as an independent potter in Burslem, Staffordshire, England In 1759. Called creative, energetic, an astute business man and a patron of the arts, he soon rose to the status as Britain's most inspired and successful ceramics pioneer, leading English pottery from a cottage craft to an art form and international industry. His commitment to exacting standards of quality and his efforts to create affordable luxury products remain as the values at the heart of the Wedgwood brand to this day.
Wedgwood has had an enduring appeal among royalty and heads of state since Queen Charlotte,
enamored with her Wedgwood Cream Ware, eventually dubbed “Queen's Ware”,
gave Josiah Wedgwood the title 'Potter to Her Majesty'
and since Empress Catherine the Great of Russia ordered a service in Queen's Ware for fifty people,
which remains today on display at St Petersburg’s Hermitage Museum.
Today Wedgwood, the biggest selling dinnerware brand in the world,
graces the tables at the Vatican, the Kremlin and the White House.
On this page, see Wedgwood Ashlar Square, Ashlar Octagonal, Ashlar Round, Butterfly Bloom, Cornucopia, Dynasty,
English Lace, India, Intaglio, Nantucket Basket, Night & Day, Oberon, Palladian, Pashmina and Renaissance Gold Patterns.