Special Exhibits and Programs
“Beautiful forms and compositions are not made by chance, nor can they ever, in any material, be made at small expense.”
- Josiah Wedgwood
Josiah Wedgwood (1730-1795) built a pottery empire in Staffordshire, England that, to this day, remains at the forefront of the global ceramics industry. When we hear the name “Wedgwood” we tend to think of that innovative pale blue Jasperware that has defined the company for over 250 years. But Wedgwood is so much more!
American history and Wedgwood history are finely interwoven, as evidenced by Josiah Wedgwood's interests in the American Revolution and the Western anti-slavery movement. From the beginning, Wedgwood has incorporated American-specific commemorative wares into its marketing plan. Beyond Wedgwood Blue explores how American themes and national heroes made their way into Wedgwood's range of products, and in turn how American tastes influenced Wedgwood designs.
Join us from July 6-September 30, 2021, at the Havilah Beardsley House on Ruthmere Campus for Beyond Wedgwood Blue and experience ceramics as never before.
Special Programs and Events related to this exhibit include:
June 24 EOQ Cocktails - Exhibit Sneak Peak Preview 5-7pm - Beer Tasting from Wedgewood Brewery of Middlebury