National Museum of Art Lecture Series: The influence of Josiah Wedgwood
[image: Vase, black basalt stoneware with encaustic enamelling, Wedgwood & Bentley, about 1771-1780]
Vase, black basalt stoneware with encaustic enamelling, Wedgwood & Bentley, about 1771-1780
With Gaye Blake Roberts, Director, Wedgwood Museum.
Josiah Wedgwood (1730-1795) is celebrated as a pioneering innovator, not only in the history of ceramics but also as a retailer and a social reformer.
He was, in the words of Gladstone, 'the greatest man who ever, in any age or country, applied himself to the important work of uniting art with industry'.
In her lecture, Gaye will examine the influence of this remarkable man, including references to Wales and its ceramics industry.
Gaye is Director of the Wedgwood Museum, Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and a Fellow of the Museums Association, and a renowned speaker and author on British ceramics.
Supported by the Art Fund.