Josiah Wedgwood Part II: Queen Charlotte’s Potter

Once Josiah Wedgwood ended his partnership with Thomas Whieldon and struck out on his own his career began to truly hit its stride. The shop he rented from his uncles, the Ivy Works, was soon too small to hold his expanding business.

Wedgwood turned out innovation after innovation. The plates, pots, and . . . → Read More: Josiah Wedgwood Part II: Queen Charlotte’s Potter

Josiah Wedgwood : First Name in Pottery and Porcelain Part I

Wedgwood was a family name long before it came as close as any surname can to being synonymous with a craft. Josiah Wedgwood was not even the first potter to bare the name. His great-great-grandfather, Gilbert is described in a surviving document as a master potter.

The man that would eventually be . . . → Read More: Josiah Wedgwood : First Name in Pottery and Porcelain Part I

Porcelain and Pottery: How to tell the difference

When considering buying a bowl or antique vase one important thing to know is whether the piece is porcelain or pottery. While only experience will enable you to do this quickly and with complete accuracy there are some simple things the novice collector can do to help make sure that they get what . . . → Read More: Porcelain and Pottery: How to tell the difference