Author: Gaye Blake-Roberts
Publisher: Rizzoli Publications
ISBN: 9780847860104
Release Date: 2017
Genre: Wedgwood ware

The most comprehensive presentation to date of Wedgwood, English purveyor of fine china, porcelain, and luxury accessories known for its timeless, elegant, and classic designs. This is the definitive book on Wedgwood, the preeminent luxury china brand in the world and the essence of English design and craftsmanship. Founded in 1759, Wedgwood has a deep heritage in pottery making that represents timeless design and enduring style. The eponymous founder, Josiah Wedgwood, was an entrepreneur and visionary who quickly became Britain's most successful ceramics pioneer, elevating pottery from a cottage craft into a luxury good and an art form. He was the mastermind behind Wedgwood's most enduring pieces, including Queen's Ware, Black Basalt, and Jasperware. That tradition of master craftsmanship and innovation continues today as Wedgwood works with celebrated designers such as Vera Wang and Jasper Conran. With historic photographs, drawings, and watercolors from Wedgwood's extensive archive, which display the craftsmanship and technical innovation, this book is a visual celebration of English design. It offers a lavish look at some of the most timeless china creations in history with a focus on Wedgwood's 100 icons, in-depth essays on the brand and its history, and pattern books and sketches from the Wedgwood archives. While paying homage to the pioneering spirit of Wedgwood, this volume documents the achievements of a brand that is a symbol of elegance and timelessness, infusing classic craftsmanship with fresh design, and promises to impress fans of Wedgwood, old and new.


Author: Brian Dolan
ISBN: 1422368114
Release Date: 2007-08

Wedgwood pottery, with its white classical figures against a pale-blue background, has been one of the most recognizable names for 200+ years. This biography shows how a disenfranchised child grew up to become the first tycoon. Born into a poor family in Staffodshire, England, Josiah Wedgwood began life with dim prospects. But, he conducted a series of chemical experiments & discovered a pure white glaze then unattainable in Europe. He moved up & built an empire. Wedgwood revolutionized a model of business that is now ubiquitous. He organized skilled labor in one of the world¿s first factories; offered his employees health insurance & pension plans; & opened showrooms, engaged traveling salesmen, & offered money-back guarantees. Illus.

Wedgwood Jasperware

Author: Gaye Blake-Roberts
Publisher: Shire Publications
ISBN: 0747810540
Release Date: 2011-07-19
Genre: Antiques & Collectibles

'Jasper' refers to the highly distinctive blue-and-white wares that have been produced by the Wedgwood company for more than two centuries. It was arguably Josiah Wedgwood's most important contribution to ceramic art and was a direct result of several thousand experiments over many years. It has been by far the most widely collected of all Wedgwood products, and this book will explore the history and stories behind this unique ware.

European Porcelain in The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Author: Jeffrey Munger
Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art
ISBN: 9781588396433
Release Date: 2018-05-09
Genre: Antiques & Collectibles

Porcelain imported from China was the most highly coveted new medium in sixteenth- and early seventeenth-­century Europe. Its pure white color, translucency, and durability, as well as the delicacy of decoration, were impossible to achieve in European earthenware and stoneware. In response, European ceramic factories set out to discover the process of producing porcelain in the Chinese manner, with significant artistic, technical, and commercial ramifications for Britain and the Continent. Indeed, not only artisans, but kings, noble patrons, and entrepreneurs all joined in the quest, hoping to gain both prestige and profit from the enterprises they established. This beautifully illustrated volume showcases ninety works that span the late sixteenth to the mid-nineteenth century and reflect the major currents of European porcelain production. Each work is illustrated with glorious new photography, accompanied by analysis and interpretation by one of the leading experts in European decorative arts. Among the wide range of porcelains selected are rare blue-and-white wares and figures from Italy, superb examples from the Meissen factory in Germany and the Sèvres factory in France, and ceramics produced by leading British eighteenth-century artisans. Taken together, they reveal why the Metropolitan Museum’s holdings in this field are among the finest in the world. p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 14.0px Verdana}

Wedgwood Ceramics

Author: Daniel J. Keefe (III.)
Publisher: Schiffer Pub Limited
ISBN: UOM:39015063653508
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Antiques & Collectibles

The vast array of ceramics manufactured by the venerable English manufactory Wedgwood, appear in over 500 stunning color photos. Early green-glazed earthenwares, Queen's Ware, black basalt, jasper ware, dry-bodied stonewares, majolica, bone china, and lustre ware forms range from teapots and tableware to statuary and Art Deco sculptures. The fascinating, detailed history of the development and dissemination of Wedgwood products includes a useful timeline for quick reference, bibliography, index, and values in the captions. This work should be required reading for every Anglophile and ceramics aficionado!

Wedgwood Jasper

Author: Robin Reilly
Publisher: Thames & Hudson
ISBN: 0500016240
Release Date: 1994-01
Genre: Jasper

Jasper has been by far the most avidly collected of all Wedgwood wares from the 18th century until the present day. It is still the style by which the firm is throughout the world and it continues to be produced in the 1990S. A dense white stoneware, jasper was the outstanding invention of Josiah Wedgwood's career as a potter - and the most significant innovation in ceramics since the discovery of porcelain by the Chinese some 900 years earlier.

Confessing a Murder

Author: Nicholas Drayson
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393324443
Release Date: 2003-05-20
Genre: Fiction

Abandoned on an island soon to be obliterated by volcanic activity, a condemned man observes local flora and fauna, deteriorates as a human, and recounts his idolatry of friend Charles Darwin and their shared interest in beetles. A first novel. Reprint.

The Dwight and Lucille Beeson Wedgwood Collection at the Birmingham Museum of Art Birmingham Alabama

Author: Elizabeth Bryding Adams
Publisher: University of Washington Press
ISBN: 0295972572
Release Date: 1993-01-01
Genre: Antiques & Collectibles

The Birmingham Museum of Art is proud to display permanently the Dwight and Lucille Beeson Wedgwood Collection, the largest and most comprehensive collection of eighteenth-century Wedgwood outside England. The most important part of the collection falls within the Wedgwood factory's Wedgwood and Bentley period (1769-80) and includes examples of most extant forms. Delicate teaware, which is translucent when held to the light, and elaborately detailed vases, medallions, and other objects are but a few of the fascinating basalt and jasper forms from the late eighteenth century. Also represented are pre-Wedgwood pottery from Staffordshire, both transfer- and enamel-decorated cream ware, caneware, antico rosso, and pearl ware and white ware from the late-nineteenth century. This collection of approximately fourteen hundred objects is a comprehensive compilation of most forms of Wedgwood's ware from the eighteenth century, and such rare pieces as the figure of Britannia, a medallion bearing the portrait of Sir William Hamilton and inscribed by Thomas Bentley, and a cream-ware cream cullier can be found in no other museum. Unlike the history of most ceramics, the history of Wedgwood is directly tied to the life of Josiah Wedgwood, a true Renaissance man, and the events of the eighteenth century. In this volume, the author traces Wedgwood's life and briefly discusses changes in the pottery industry which supported Wedgwood's sustained success. Sources of design and decoration are listed for many objects, and methods of production in relationship to distinctive characteristics of eighteenth-century ware are also delineated. Each entry in the catalog section gives complete information about the item: its date, dimensions, marks, provenance, and design source, if known. The black-and-white photographs of the items are supplemented by numerous color plates. Many design sources are illustrated.

The White Road

Author: Edmund de Waal
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 9780374709099
Release Date: 2015-11-10
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

An intimate narrative history of porcelain, structured around five journeys through landscapes where porcelain was dreamed about, fired, refined, collected, and coveted. Extraordinary new nonfiction, a gripping blend of history and memoir, by the author of the award-winning and bestselling international sensation, The Hare with the Amber Eyes. In The White Road, bestselling author and artist Edmund de Waal gives us an intimate narrative history of his lifelong obsession with porcelain, or "white gold." A potter who has been working with porcelain for more than forty years, de Waal describes how he set out on five journeys to places where porcelain was dreamed about, refined, collected and coveted-and that would help him understand the clay's mysterious allure. From his studio in London, he starts by travelling to three "white hills"-sites in China, Germany and England that are key to porcelain's creation. But his search eventually takes him around the globe and reveals more than a history of cups and figurines; rather, he is forced to confront some of the darkest moments of twentieth-century history. Part memoir, part history, part detective story, The White Road chronicles a global obsession with alchemy, art, wealth, craft, and purity. In a sweeping yet intimate style that recalls The Hare with the Amber Eyes, de Waal gives us a singular understanding of "the spectrum of porcelain" and the mapping of desire.

Josiah Wedgwood

Author: Brian Dolan
Publisher: HarperPerennial
ISBN: 0007139020
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Potters

An intriguing examination of the life and times of Josiah Wedgwood, potter to the Queen, and an Enlightenment pioneer.


Author: Geoffrey Wills
Publisher: Bounty Books
ISBN: 075370093X
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Pottery, English

Josiah Wedgewood rose from humble Staffordshire potter to national figure. Today, Wedgwood is a household name, world-famous for its pottery and china. This title traces the history of Wedgwood from the early days at Burslem.

The Chocolate War

Author: Robert Cormier
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 9780307834294
Release Date: 2013-03-19
Genre: Young Adult Fiction

One of the most controversial YA novels of all time, The Chocolate War is a modern masterpiece that speaks to fans of S. E. Hinton’s The Outsiders and John Knowles’s A Separate Peace. After suffering rejection from seven major publishers, The Chocolate War made its debut in 1974, and quickly became a bestselling—and provocative—classic for young adults. This chilling portrait of an all-boys prep school casts an unflinching eye on the pitfalls of conformity and corruption in our most elite cultural institutions. “Masterfully structured and rich in theme; the action is well crafted, well timed, suspenseful.”—The New York Times Book Review “The characterizations of all the boys are superb.”—School Library Journal, starred review “Compellingly immediate. . . . Readers will respect the uncompromising ending.”—Kirkus Reviews, starred review An ALA Best Book for Young Adults A School Library Journal Best Book of the Year A Kirkus Reviews Editor’s Choice A New York Times Outstanding Book of the Year From the Trade Paperback edition.

Stars of the Caucasus

Author: Michael Franses
ISBN: 1898113599
Release Date: 2018-03-19

Published on the occasion of an important international loan exhibition at The Azerbaijan Carpet Museum in Baku, this multi-author book is much more than a mere catalogue. Written by a team of international museum professionals and independent scholars, it is the first co-ordinated and detailed study of the West Caspian region's characteristic silk embroideries. The book traces the history of embroidery in the Caucasus, the multi-cultural sources of domestic embroidery iconography and designs in which the textile traditions of the Iranian and Turkic worlds meet, materials and needlework techniques, as well as the relationship between embroidery and the pile carpet weaving tradition in the region.00Exhibition: Azerbaijan Carpet Museum, Baku, Azerbaijan (2017).

Oceans of Innovation

Author: Katelyn Donnelly
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 9780241965832
Release Date: 2012-09-14
Genre: Business & Economics

This essay assumes the near certainty that the Pacific region will take primary leadership of the global economy in the near future and explores the implications for their education systems. It explores the historic insights that can be taken from the Atlantic's rise to global leadership and outlines the economic transformation over the last 50 years that has shifted leadership from the Atlantic to Pacific Asia. On this foundation, the authors lay out a new model for fostering innovation among individuals, teams, organisations and society as a whole. They recommend a combination of best practices in coherent reform of education systems together with the latest thinking on unlocking systemic innovation to produce the 'whole-system revolution' that will be required to inspire a generation and produce global leaders who are able to rise to the challenges of the 21st century. "This report highlights the challenges and opportunities that every education system around the world faces. May it facilitate an informed and productive dialogue on how we can better prepare our children for the future." Lee Hsien Loong, Prime Minister of Singapore "Excellent work on the future of education."David Miliband, Member of Parliament and Former Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs "It is a terrific analysis and very important piece of work." Sir Ken Robinson, Author and speaker on education and creativity "I found it quite mesmerizing." Bill Drayton, Founder and Chair of Ashoka "The report is sweeping and challenging." Charlie Leadbeater, Author of 'Learning from the Extremes' "Interesting and timely report." Baroness Sally Morgan, Ofsted Chair "Certainly the most stimulating thing in education that I have read for a long time." Geoff Southworth, Professor of Education and Former Director of Research and Policy at the National College of School Leadership

Inside the Royal Wardrobe

Author: Kate Strasdin
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 9781474269957
Release Date: 2017-10-05
Genre: Design

Queen Alexandra used clothes to fashion images of herself as a wife, a mother and a royal: a woman who both led Britain alongside her husband Edward VII and lived her life through fashion. Inside the Royal Wardrobe overturns the popular portrait of a vapid and neglected queen, examining the surviving garments of Alexandra, Princess of Wales – who later became Queen Consort – to unlock a rich tapestry of royal dress and society in the second half of the 19th century. More than 130 extraordinary garments from Alexandra's wardrobe survive, from sumptuous court dress and politicised fancy dress to mourning attire and elegant coronation gowns, and can be found in various collections around the world, from London, Oslo and Denmark to New York, Toronto and Tokyo. Curator and fashion scholar Kate Strasdin places these garments at the heart of this in-depth study, examining their relationships to issues such as body politics, power, celebrity, social identity and performance, and interpreting Alexandra's world from the objects out. Adopting an object-based methodology, the book features a range of original sources from letters, travel journals and newspaper editorials, to wardrobe accounts, memoirs, tailors' ledgers and business records. Revealing a shrewd and socially aware woman attuned to the popular power of royal dress, the work will appeal to students and scholars of costume, fashion and dress history, as well as of material culture and 19th century history.