Tuesday July 14, 2020

Rich pattern of a potter's true history comes to life

The Potter's Hand by AN Wilson. Atlantic Books, €18.90. Reviewed by Anna Carey.

22nd September, 2012
Josiah Wedgwood is reimagined in AN Wilson's book. Photo: Getty

The Potter's Hand

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In the 18th century, a Staffordshire potter called Josiah Wedgwood turned pottery into fine art. He created exquisite pieces for everyone from Catherine the Great to Britain's Queen Charlotte and if he had merely confined his interests to his craft, he would still be remembered as an artist and master craftsman, like his contemporary Robert Adam.

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