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WedgwoodYou might think you know all that there is to know about Wedgwood but with over 250 years of history, there’s far more than meets the eye. Beyond the signature white and blue, here are 5 intriguing facts about this quintessentially English brand that make for an interesting read.

The most famous potter in history couldn't use a potter's wheel

But that did not prevent him from building a ceramics empire. Josiah Wedgwood was a man who triumphed against all odds. After overcoming smallpox in his youth, he later chose to have his right leg amputated to relieve his pain. Although he was left unable to use his beloved potter’s wheel, he remained unstoppable in his business conviction. Josiah was a survivor, and his reduced mobility only inspired him to evolve new ways to pursue his objectives and certainly never dimmed his pioneering brilliance.

Wedgwood sought perfection

Thorough, dedicated and determined, Josiah Wedgwood took a very scientific approach to the art of ceramics manufacture. He set himself the ambition of reliably producing a perfect glazed white body, and applied himself tirelessly to achieving it. He succeeded in 1761, after 411 experiments. This conviction and professional dedication to manufacturing technique led to changes in production methods which both influenced and helped to shape the Industrial Revolution.

Wedgwood is the First Lady's choice

For over two hundred years Wedgwood has been present in the world's most elegant homes. Over the centuries, numerous stately households have had an affinity with Wedgwood. From the holiday palace of Empress Catherine The Great, to the banqueting tables at Queen Elizabeth II’s coronation in 1953, via a 1,282 piece dinner service at The White House during President Roosevelt’s time in office. Knowing that our tableware continues to be sought-after amongst today’s most influential tastemakers is something that brings us inspiration every day.

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