I became more intrigued by Wedgwood when I learned that in addition to being a successful entrepreneur, Potter, designer and Craftsman, Josiah Wedgwood was also active in the British Anti-slavery movement of the 18th century. Working alongside abolitionists by helping bring public attention to the movement with his slave medallion, which was created in 1787 and distributed to help spread the word.
I loved that he was willing to use his expertise position and his privilege to create something beautiful and meaningful that also expressed his conscience about something he deeply believed was wrong. One of my favorite pieces is a yellow and black Jasperware
dish with the words ‘Am I Not A Man And A Brother’.
My mother gave me a small black and white Wedgwood slave medallion which I eventually turned into a necklace, so I guess you can say that not only do I eat off of Wedgwood China and collect colorful Jasperware, I also wear Wedgwood.