The History of Etruria, The Rise and Decline of the Factory Dominated Community Established by Josiah Wedgwood, Kevin Salt, © Wedgwood Museum

The History of Etruria, The Rise and Decline of the Factory Dominated Community Established by Josiah Wedgwood, Kevin Salt
© Wedgwood Museum


There are many books and journals that can tell you more about the history and craftsmanship of Josiah Wedgwood and the company he founded. Here is a brief selection.

‘Wedgwood Ceramics 1846-1959’, Maureen Batkin
Richard Dennis, 1982

‘Memoir of an Artist’, Helen Binyon
Lutterworth Press

‘Josiah Wedgwood and His Pottery’, William Burton
Cassell & Co Ltd, 1922

‘18th Century Wedgwood. A Guide for Collectors and Connoisseurs’, David Buten
The Buten Museum of Wedgwood, 1980

‘Masterpieces of Wedgwood in the British Museum’, Aileen Dawson
British Museum Publications Limited

‘Black Basalt. Wedgwood and Contemporary Manufacturers’, Diana Edwards
Antique Collectors Club, 1994

‘English Dry-Bodied Stoneware, Wedgwood and Contemporary Manufacturers 1774-1830’, Diana Edwards and Rodney Hampson
Antique Collectors Club

‘The Business of Management’, Roger Falk
Pelican, 1961

‘Wedgwood Letters’, edited by KE Farrer
Three volumes printed 1903/1906. Re-printed 1974 by Wedgwood and Eric Morten

‘The Selected Letters of Josiah Wedgwood’, Ann Finer and George Savage
Cory Adams and Mackay, 1965

‘Wedgwood Fairyland Lustre’, Una des Fontaines
Born-Hawes of New York: Sotheby Parke Bernet of London

‘The Factory in a Garden. Wedgwood from Etruria to Barlaston – the transitional years’, Sharon Gater and David Vincent
Keele Life Histories Centre, 1988

‘Wedgwood Jasper Ware. A Shape Book and Collectors Guide’, Michael Herman
Schiffer Books, 2003.

‘John Flaxman, 1755-1826’, David Irwin
Studio Vista/Christies

‘The Wedgwoods, being life of Josiah Wedgwood I’, Llewellyn Jewitt
Virtue & Co, 1865; re-printed by New Orchard, 1985

‘The Story of Wedgwood’, Alison Kelly
Faber & Faber

‘Wedgwood Ware’, Alison Kelly
Ward Lock Ltd, London and Sydney, 1970

‘The Collector’s Book of Wedgwood’, Marian Klamkin
David & Charles Ltd, 1971

‘Tom Wedgwood the First Photographer’, R B Litchfield
Duckworth & Co, London, 1903

‘Classical Wedgwood Designs’, Carol Macht
M Barrows Co, New York, 1957

‘The Portland Vase’, Wolf Mankowitz
Andre Deutsch Limited, 1952

‘Wedgwood’, Wolf Mankowitz
First published 1953 by Batsford. Later re-published 1966. Last re-printed in 1980 by Barrie and Johnson

‘A Group of English Gentlemen’, Eliza Meteyard
Longmans, Green & Co, 1871

‘The Life and Work of Josiah Wedgwood’, Eliza Meteyard
Two volumes Hurst & Blackett, 1865/1866; re-printed 1980 by Scolar Press, Ikley, Yorkshire

‘Wedgwood Trio’, Eliza Meteyard
Re-printed by Buten Museum of Wedgwood, Merion, Pennsylvania, USA

’The Wedgwood’s – Ten Generations of Potters’, Ralph M Mower
In ‘The Journal of Economic Business History’, Volume IV, Number 2, February 1932

‘Mr Stubbs the Horse Painter’, Constance Ann Parker
J. Allen & Co Ltd, 1971

‘The Green Frog Service’ edited, Michael Raeburn
Cacklegoose Press, London

‘Josiah Wedgwood’, Robin Reilly
Macmillan Press, 1992

‘The Collector’s Wedgwood’, Robin Reilly
Portfolio Press, New York, 1980

‘Wedgwood – The New Illustrated Dictionary’, Robin Reilly
Antique Collectors Club, 1995

‘Wedgwood Jasper’, Robin Reilly
Charles Letts & Co Ltd

‘Wedgwood The Portrait Medallions’, Robin Reilly and George Savage
Barrie & Jenkins, 1973

‘Wedgwood’, Robin Reilly
Macmillan Publishers Ltd, 1989

‘The History of Etruria, The Rise and Decline of the Factory Dominated Community Established by Josiah Wedgwood’, Kevin Salt
The Wedgwood Museum Trust, 2006.

‘Josiah Wedgwood’, Samuel Smiles
John Murray, 1894

‘Creamware’, Donald Towner
Faber & Faber

‘A History of Etruria, Staffordshire, 1760-1951’, E J D Warrilow
Etruscan Publications, 1952

‘The Wedgwood Circle’, Barbara and Hensleigh Wedgwood
Studio Vista, 1980

‘A History of the Wedgwood Family’, Josiah C Wedgwood
St Catherine Press Ltd, 1908

‘Staffordshire Pottery and its History’, Josiah C Wedgwood
Sampson Low, Marston & Co Ltd

‘Wedgwood Pedigrees’, Josiah C Wedgwood and Joshua GE Wedgwood
Titus Wilson & Son, 1925

‘Personal Life of Josiah Wedgwood’, Julia Wedgwood
Macmillan & Co, 1915

‘Wedgwood – A Collectors Guide’, Peter Williams
Quintet Publishing, 1992

‘Wedgwood’, Geoffrey Wills
Country Life Books, 1980

‘The Felix Joseph Collection of 18th Century Jasper’, Pamela J. Wood, Gaye Blake Roberts, Robin Emmerson, Lynn Miller, Claudia Reese
Andrew Kilburn Printing Services

‘The Genius of Wedgwood’, editor Hilary Young
Victoria & Albert Museum, London, 1995