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Founder, Josiah Wedgwood (1730-1795), who is remembered as âthe Father of English Potters', was born in Burslem, Staffordshire, in the heart of the English potteries. He served his apprenticeship as a potter before setting up his own business in 1759.Â Wedgwood manufactures quality ceramics, combining sophisticated classical contemporary design with highly skilled craftsmanship and the highest standards of quality. Wedgwood is quintessentially English and has a tradition of innovation, quality and craftsmanship. Wedgwood designs are widely acknowledged as timeless, elegant, classic and understated. The Wedgwood design teams also work with external designers for cross-pollination of ideas and experience.Â Excellence in design, quality and craftsmanship since 1759.