- Posted July 30, 2012 by
trent on stoke
Britain Going to Pot..tery
In 1765, Josiah Wedgwood created a new pottery company that developed a unique satin finished strikingly blue form of earthenware which impressed the then British Queen consort Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz who gave permission to call it "Queen's Ware"; it was a smash hit across europe
At the time people were discovering the history of the Greeks, Romans and Egyptians. Wedgwood took advantage of that fascination by copying ancient pottery patterns and motifs. Certainly among his most popular styles was his development of the distinct blue Jasperware. This alone took over 3,000 samples to create!
Interesting Fact: Josiah Darwin was also related by marriage to Charles Darwin, which no doubt contributed greatly to his future success.
Produced and Hosted by Pottery student Percy von Lipinski
Edited by Lindsay Siljander
Special Thanks: Ian Weightman