Josiah Wedgwood

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Josiah Wedgwood (1730-1795) was an English manufacturer and inventor who designed and created pottery of all kinds. Noted for his jasper stoneware, Wedgwood was also innovative in how he set up his factory works, for embracing new technology like the steam engine, and using creative sales and marketing techniques. Wedgwood pottery is still made today and remains highly collectible.

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  • 1730 - 1795
    Life of the British potter Josiah Wedgwood.
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