Josiah, 1730–95, English potter.
Trademark. a brand of ceramic ware made by Josiah Wedgwood and his successors.
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How to use Wedgwood in a sentence
The English potter and ceramist Josiah Wedgwood loved the meander.
On January 29, 1839, Miss Emma Wedgwood became Mrs. Emma Darwin.
The clay used by Mr. Wedgwood to make his pyrometric test, run in a few seconds into a white enamel.The Book of Curiosities | I. Platts
The most marked advance was due to one man—Josiah Wedgwood, who was born to the trade in 1730.
Stoke is situate in the county of Stafford, and has a great porcelain manufactory founded by Wedgwood.Memoirs of the Duchesse de Dino v.1/3, 1831-1835 | Dorothy Duchesse de Dino
But M. Renan assigns to it not less importance than Mr. Wedgwood and Mr. Farrar.
Wedgwood, though too far off to be a member, was intimate with Darwin and associated in various enterprises with Boulton.The English Utilitarians, Volume I. | Leslie Stephen
British Dictionary definitions for Wedgwood (1 of 2)
pottery produced, esp during the late 18th and early 19th centuries, at the Wedgwood factories
such pottery having applied classical decoration in white on a blue or other coloured ground
relating to or characteristic of such pottery: Wedgwood blue
British Dictionary definitions for Wedgwood (2 of 2)
Josiah. 1730–95, British potter and industrialist, who founded several pottery works near Stoke-on-Trent in Staffordshire
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