It was Josiah Wedgwood who founded the company in 1759 by starting as an independent potter in England.  Because of his creativity and innovation, he is known today as the “Father of English Potters”.

Being the pioneer, Wedgwood is the most celebrated of all English ceramics makers.  In fact, the company has the distinction of calling itself “Potter to Her Majesty” having created earthenware for Queen Charlotte in 1765, Catherine the Great of Russia in 1773 and even a 1,200-piece service for the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II nearly 200 years later.

The brand Wedgwood is now under the Fiskars Group of Finland, which also includes Waterford, Royal Albert, and Royal Doulton.