Art: Potter to the Queen

The youngest son, the youngest son Was certainly no wise one Yet could surprise one.

He was born the 13th and last son of a poor Staffordshire potter; Josiah Wedgwood died the father of an industry. What Henry Ford did for cars in the 20th Century, Wedgwood had done for plates, pots, cups & saucers in the 18th. Judging by the show of his vast works (and those of his descendants) which opened in the Brooklyn Museum last week, Wedgwood had taste as well as technique.

Wedgwood was primarily a businessman with an inventor's mind;...

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