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WEDGWOOD, Josiah (1730 - 1795), Potter

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
WEDGWOOD, Josiah (1730 - 1795), Potter

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British, 18th century, male.

Born 12 July 1730, in Burslem; died 1795.


Josiah Wedgwood came from a family of potters and received a basic education in Newcastle-under-Lyme. After the death of his father he went to work for his eldest brother Thomas in the family pottery and was apprenticed to him for five years from 1744. In 1759 he started to work for himself at the Ivy

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