Wedgewood Pottery visit

P1020994At their March meeting u3a Todmorden members heard a fascinating presentation about the life and work of Charles Darwin, who married his cousin Emma Wedgewood, so it was coincidental that 51 members of the “let’s go” group visited the Wedgewood pottery factory and museum recently.

 

 

 

Greeted by yet another sunny day, members enjoyed tea in the excellent restaurant before exploring the large museum and learning of the history of the company. Examples of the fine craftmanship were on display.

 

 

 

There followed a guided tour of part of the factory where members watched as experts made and hand finished the famous products. Watching gold paint applied, by very steady hands, to finest porcelain was fascinating. No imperfect products are allowed to leave the factory so, at final inspection, items can be rejected and destroyed;some to the value of several thousand pounds. There was an opportunity to purchase china and pottery from the Wedgewood outlet.

 

 Report by Ernie Rogan

 

 

 

 

 

 

Report by Ernie Rogan