Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Wedgwood Museum is now Open.
The long-awaited Wedgwood Museum, located at the site of the Wedgwood factory in Barlaston, UK is scheduled to open on October 24, 2008.
Some will visit Wedgwood to see the first vases which Wedgwood threw at the Etruria works which he eventually was forced to abandon in favour of Barlaston when the local coal-mining works caused the site to sink. The Portland Vase, which takes pride of place in the museum, was fiendishly difficult to throw because of the 17lb weight of clay required. It was a testament to Wedgwood's fervent desire to develop his industry as well as profit from it that he invented the pyrometer - also on display - which allowed him and generations of ceramicists to know the temperature of the coal-fired ovens in which the vases were placed.
See the entire article at: http://www.independ ent.co.uk/ travel/uk/ south-east- england/the- wedgewood- museum-950022. html.
And see our Wedgwood pieces available for purchase at: http://www.pennyspantry.net. Stop in at our Pantry on a regular basis, as we are adding new Wedgwood pieces and other Collectibles every week. Pictured above is a Wedgwood Jasperware Biscuit Barrel, Circa 1880 or prior.