From his kilns and workshops in Stoke-on-Trent, Josiah Wedgwood revolutionized the production of ceramics, transformed the luxury markets, and helped to usher in a mass consumer society. But Wedgwood was radical in more than his designs. He campaigned for free trade and religious toleration, and created the ceramic 'Emancipation Badge', depicting a slave in chains and inscribed 'Am I Not a Man and a Brother?' that became the symbol of the abolitionist movement. This biography captures the energy and originality of Wedgwood and his extraordinary contribution to the transformation of eighteenth-century Britain.
  • Author: Hunt, Tristram
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Publication Date: 06/04/2023
  • ISBN: 9780141984629
  • B-Code: B067339
  • Pages: 352
  • Dimensions: 198x129mm