Wedgwood Ware

Wedgwood Ware

By (author) 

List price: US$11.95

Currently unavailable

We can notify you when this item is back in stock

Add to wishlist

AbeBooks may have this title (opens in new window).

Try AbeBooks


Josiah Wedgwood I was born into a family of potters and became the finest marketing man of his era. His pioneering spirit built up the most important English pottery business of the eighteenth century so that the name Wedgwood became a generic word for fine earthenware. He is justly famous for perfecting the Black Basalt and Jasper stoneware bodies and for producing many designs based on the antique artefacts excavated at Pompeii and Herculaneum. This book also reviews and illustrates the firm's products through the nineteenth century, the designs of Lessore, Dresser, Crane and Barnard, the resurgence after 1904 when John Goodwin became art director, and the subsequent restablishment of the firm's essential greatness.
show more

Out of ideas for the holidays?

Visit our Gift Guides and find our recommendations on what to get friends and family during the holiday season. Shop now .

Product details

  • Paperback | 40 pages
  • 150 x 210 x 2.79mm | 99.79g
  • Shire Publications
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • colour and b&w illustrations
  • 0747806128
  • 9780747806127
  • 1,473,421

Table of contents

The early years, 1730-66 The decade of developments, 1767-77 Consolidation of the business The nineteenth century The twentieth century Further reading Places to visit Marks Index
show more

About Robert Copeland

Robert Copeland, sone of Gresham Copeland, partner in the family-owned Spode Factory in Stoke on Trent, joined the firm in 1943. He spent three years learning the processes of manufacture and developed a keen interest and respect for all aspects of the pottery industry. He is now historical consultant to Spode Ltd.
show more