Jun 17, 2013
Jun 29, 2013
Of special note was the "Darwin Water Lily" pattern made for Erasmus Darwin and produced between 1810 - 1820. Charles would have grown up knowing he had a famous grandfather!
We then drove to Wedgwood to the home of the famous Wedgwood pottery. The whole area is called "the potteries" because there are man potteries there besides Wedgwood. I went there because the Darwin and Wedgwood families were friends and interrelated for generations. Charles Darwin was not the only Darwin to marry a Wedgwood cousin. The pottery had a very nice museum, but it is not doing very much production. Most is now done overseas, just as in america.