Wedgwood factories

The Wedgwood company began its life as a family business established over 350 years ago by the great-grandfather of Josiah Wedgwood I. In all those years, Wedgwood has been based at five factory sites, and it has been located at two of those sites - Etruria and Barlaston - for almost 250 years. This chapter explores the history of the potteries at these five key locations.

Both Etruria and Barlaton, established by the two great visionaries in the company's history, Josiah I and Josiah V, were model factores of their respective eras.