Wedgwood Does it Again

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Wedgwood are England’s finest bone china company, synonymous with beauty, craftsmanship and innovation for almost 250 years. Founded by Josiah Wedgwood, known as the ‘father of English potters’, Wedgwood created the ornamental wares black basalt and Jasper for which they are still renowned. They also perfected Queen’s Ware, the company’s celebrated cream coloured ceramic body.

Although the headquarters lie in Stone on Trent in the UK, Wedgwood has merged with Waterford Crystal and Royal Doulton. Collectively the company is know as Wedgwood Royal Doulton Waterford Crystal and employs more than 3500 people worldwide.

Today Wedgwood’s range includes lead crystal glassware, lighting, and other home accessories. As well as traditional and stock company designs they also commission designs from premiere fashion designers like Jasper Conran and Vera Wang (check out her sexy toasting champagne flutes).

Just the Wegdwood name alone the design makes any dining or decorating experience classy and memorable. Timeless. Wegdwood’s products can be found at high end department stores and independent outlets through the UK. Most of their tableware is dishwasher safe too.

Wedwood Fine Bone China Cup, Saucer and Teapot  Many Wedgwood Fine Bone China cups

These days it is difficult to pigeonhole Wedgwood’s typical consumer as they hail from all walks of life. In the old day however, it could be said the style of products catered for mature consumers or those in a higher socio economic bracket. Whilst these may still largely hold true, modern and fresh designs such as Intaglio, a simple white tableware range give Wedgwood products a wider appeal. Their Summer party in June at the Bottacci II Hotel, Hyde Park was a celebration of English Elegance through the ages. It was refreshing to see clientele aged from mid twenties upwards.

Although Wegdwood pieces can appear pricey, a single teacup and saucer set is an affordable way to buy into this house of English heritage. Wedgwood also throw a reasonable sale twice a year with discounts of up to 50% on many products. The 2011 summer sale is currently on.

 Wedgwood   Wedgwood

If you really can’t afford to buy a Wedgwood pieces, you can still sample their splendour while dining out at any one of London’s finer restaurants.

No doubt Wedgwood have been an inspiration for other manufactures of fine bone china and homeware and will continue to be so for many years to come.

Visit Wedgwood at for more information.


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