Wedgwood was founded in 1759 by Josiah Wedgwood, who is now remembered as the Father of English Potters. He was the youngest of 12 children born in Burslem, Staffordshire, in the heart of the English potteries and serviced his apprenticeship as a potter before setting up his own business.

Wedgwood's best known product is Jasperware, created to look like ancient Roman cameo glass. The most popular jasperware colour has always been "Wedgwood blue" (a darker shade is sometimes called "Portland Blue"), but there are many, many colour variations of Jasperware.

Another product, revered by collectors around the world is Wedgwood Fairyland Lustre by Daisy Makeig Jones, who joined Wedgwood as an apprentice painter in 1909, and launched Fairyland Lustre in 1915. Similarly, Keith Murray designed wares from the Art Deco era are well sought after by collectors, globally.


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