A BRIEF HISTORY OF WEDGWOOD

By: John Hogan

The first Wedgwood factory was early as 1600. It was established by Thomas Wedgwood in Burslem, Staffordshire, England.

WEDGWOOD JASPERWARE TEA SERVICE, C.1900-20

WEDGWOOD JASPERWARE TEA SERVICE

WEDGWOOD JASPERWARE TEAPOT, CIRCA 1900-1920

WEDGWOOD JASPERWARE TEA POT

WEDGWOOD NEST OF 5 BONE CHINA PLATTERS, C. 1890-1900

WEDGWOOD BONE CHINA PLATTERS

WEDGWOOD BONE CHINA PLATTER (ONE OF SET) C. 1890-1900

WEDGWOOD BONE CHINA PLATTER



In 1906, a Wedgwood china museum was established at the Etruria pottery. A new factory was built at nearby Barlaston in 1940, and the museum was moved to and expanded at this location. The Etruria works was closed in 1950. During the 1960s and 1970s, Wedgwood acquired many English potteries, including William Adams & Sons, Coalport, Susie Cooper, Crown Staffordshire, Johnson Brothers, Mason's Ironstone, J. & G. Meakin, Midwinter Companies, Precision Studios, and Royal Tuscan.

If we know Wedgwood, we are aware that Wedgwood always was held in high esteem by British royalty and always graced their palaces. Wedgwood items were always prestigious and were commissioned by royalty to be permanent displays throughout their castles/palaces. Whether items be displayed in curio cabinets, on buffets, on hall tables or on dining room tables, Wedgwood objects were visually eminent. In the royal households, it is not uncommon to feast ones eyes upon a great Wedgwood dinner service either on the dining room table or in an open hutch proudly on display for personal enjoyment or for the enjoyment of their guests.

Today the Wedgwood Group still retains the same reputation for quality and is still associated with the affluent and elite of society. Design is an essential factor. Wedgwood Group companies are served by a large, highly qualified, and experience team of designers and modelers, supplemented by contributions from eminent contemporary artists.

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