Lord Wedgwood - my close personal friend
As I was saying to Lord Wedgwood the other day while lunching at the British Consulate...Oh pardon me, what's that, you didn't catch what I said? Nothing really, I merely mentioned that I dropped by the British Consulate the other day for luncheon (slightly surprised that there were no chip butties!) and had a good old chat with the completely charming Lord Wedgwood of the famous china dynasty. Okay, okay, there were about 30 other media types there, too, and it was to mark the 250th anniversary of this illustrious company. But still, I did talk to him, and we did chat about how deeply founder Josiah Wedgwood changed and affected the materials and design of the plateware and vessels we use for food and ornamentation. Josiah was also a fascinating individual - an abolitionist when it wasn't that popular and a great supporter of artisans and craftspeople. More about that in an upcoming feature for the New in Homes section. In the meantime, feast your eyes on the gorgeous teacups and saucers from this hugley historic company (and check out the Wedgwood exhibition at the ROM) And if you run into His Lordship, do tell him I say hello!