Wedgwood has been an international company for over two centuries founded in 1759 by Josiah Wedwood. Josiah is remembered as 'the Father of English Potters', was born in Burslem, Staffordshire, in the heart of the English Potteries.
He served his apprenticeship as a Potter before setting up his own business 'Wedgwood'. During his lifetime he invented and produced what remain today three of Wedgwood's most famous ceramic bodies – Queen's Ware (1762), Black Balsalt (1768) and finally Jasper (1774).
Wedgwood Museum - http://www.wedgwoodmuseum.org.uk/
Wedgwood Wikipedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wedgwood
Josiah Wedgwood Wikipedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Josiah_Wedgwood
Wedgwood Visitor Centre - http://www.wedgwoodvisitorcentre.com/