2019 is a landmark year for Wedgwood as the company celebrates its 260th Anniversary. Wedgwood was founded in 1759 by Josiah Wedgwood, an entrepreneurial twenty-nine year old Staffordshire potter whose vision, creativity and passion were to transform English pottery from a cottage craft into an art form and an international industry. Throughout 2019, Wedgwood celebrates 260 years of innovation and craftsmanship. Since its foundation in 1759, Wedgwood has since developed a rich heritage throughout the centuries and, with a Royal Warrant to Her Majesty the Queen, Wedgwood is known for a standard of excellence. Wedgwood designers have continued to bring inspiration to the table throughout the decades and for Spring 2019, we celebrate with a new edition to the Wild Strawberry Collection. To mark 260 wonderful years of Wedgwood, the Wild Strawberry Collection is complimented with the addition of gold foliage and delicate butterflies.
First designed in 1965, Wild Strawberry continues its journey of transformation with 5 new accent shapes to the collection. The design features crisp and white fine bone china with finely drawn leaves, flowers and succulent red strawberries. Made in England the Wild Strawberry Gold collection showcases British craftsmanship and time-honoured decorative skills synonymous with Barlaston, the home of Wedgwood. Moreover Wedgwood is delighted to be celebrating its 260th anniversary in 2019 by presenting two show gardens at the RHS Flower Shows, Chelsea and Chatsworth, alongside the Wedgwood Tea Conservatory where the Wedgwood Tea Experience will provide an opportunity to sample Wedgwood’s Wonderlust Tea. Also available will be a limited-edition Strawberry and Cucumber Tea that links to Wedgwood’s 260th anniversary collection of Wild Strawberry Gold. Bernadine Tay, a global tea curator, has developed this original tea offering, the Wonderlust Tea Collection, which has taken cues from culture and art in the spirit of the historic Grand Tour, to create innovative tea blends with extraordinary flavours.