He founded the wedgwood company and many of his descendants were closely involved in the management of the company.
Right down to the time of the merger with the Waterford Company.
The Wedgwood company is a British pottery firm, originally founded by Josiah Wedgwood c1795, and possibly the most famous name ever associated with pottery.
In modern times Wedgwood merged with Waterford Crystal in 1987 to become Waterford Wedgwood.
Other landmarks include a fine red stoneware known as rosso antico, black basaltes and the jasperware that came to be the company’s best-known product.
In 1768 Wedgwood developed a fine black porcelain called Black Basalt.
Josiah Wedgwood II (1769-1843) second son of Josiah I, succeeded his father as proprietor in 1795 and introduced the production of Wedgwood bone china.
Josiah Wedgwood III (1795-1880) son of Josiah II, partner from 1825 until he retired in 1842.
Wedgwood was a constant innovator, a thinker, and a scientist.
In 1782 he perfected a tool for measuring heat in kilns.