Category Famous Potters

Key Figures in Wedgwood History

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William Greatbatch (1735 – 1813)

It is generally claimed that William Greatbatch was apprenticed to ...

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The Rhead Family

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Mug by Frederick Alfred Rhead with illustration by Louis Rhead
Mug by Frederick Alfred Rhead with illustration by Louis Rhead

Mug by Frederick Alfred Rhead with illustration by Louis Rhead

Several generations of the Rhead fa...

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Clarice Cliff Biography

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Clarice Cliff 1899-1972

Clarice Cliff

Clarice Cliff

Clarice Cliff was born on 20 January 1899 in Meir Street, Tu...

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Charlotte Rhead

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Charlotte Rhead

Charlotte Rhead

Charlotte Antoinette Adolphine Rhead was born into a talented Potteries’ family on...

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Frederick Hurten Rhead

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Frederick Hurten RheadSeveral generations of the Rhead family were designers and art directors to important potteries in S...

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Josiah Wedgwood

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Josiah Wedgwood

Josiah WedgwoodJosiah Wedgwood was born in 1730 and began his career in the potteries at the age of 14 when he was ...

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Clarice Cliff Part 1

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The Life of Clarice Cliff Part 1

Clarice CliffIn 1930, when Clarice Cliff became Art Director of Newport Pottery,...

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Clarice Cliff Part 2

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Clarice Cliff

Clarice Cliff

No one could have predicted Clarice Cliff’s rise to become Art Director of Newport P...

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