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Josiah Wedgwood

Josiah Wedgwood

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Tourist Information Centre

01782 236000

Address

Opposite Stoke-on-Trent Railway Station,
Station Road,
Stoke ,
Stoke-on-Trent,
ST4 2AA

Details

Sculptor: Edward Davis. One of Stoke-on-Trent’s most famous son’s Josiah Wedgwood (1730 – 1795) belonged to the fourth generation of a family of potters. He established two pottery manufacturing bases in the city and became internationally known for his high quality ceramics including creamware and jasperware. Wedgwood is featured wearing formal dress of the period and in his left hand he holds a copy of the Portland Vase, a Roman artefact in glass, of which one of his factories made reproductions.

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Map reference: SJ 879456  Lat: 53.00811 Long: -2.18082