Wedgwood is a distinguished pottery company that has been with us since the 1700s thanks to its creator Josiah Wedgwood. His standards took pottery from being a cottage craft to a fine art. Wedgwood tableware found its way into the Royal Houses of the Queen of England, and Catherine the Great of Russia. The latter who at one time ordered over nine hundred bespoke items from Josiah. As he developed his art he went on to meet many artists from around the world and collaborated with them. One of the most well-known Wedgwood tableware styles is his Jasperware; this consisted of fiery, unglazed stone produced in a range of colours with reliefs of the day added as the finishing touch. In 1940 the Wedgwood factory, representing Wedgwood for the new generation , opened. Here, they could combine modern technologies and the standards of the craft. Designers, such as Jasper Conran and Vera Wang have added to the Wedgwood collections, helping to pioneer the Wedgwood name into the 21st century from their workshops in England. Both leading figures in the fashion industry, they pursue the development of this specialised potters craft and have created many wonderful, unique collections.
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