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The statue of Josiah Wedgwood at the Festival Site - Etruria
the rear of Etruria Hall and the brick statue of Josiah Wedgwood I
The Festival Site, Etruria, Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent
|This 10ft high, red brick
sculpture of Wedgwood's face once took pride of place at the
Stoke-on-Trent Garden Festival of 1986.
In Dec 2009 (after 23 years in storage) the statue was moved to near the site of Josiah Wedgwood's home, Etruria Hall, now part of a hotel, and it is also close to where he built his Etruria factory in 1769.
"CAPO" - sculptor: Vincent Woropay
Capo, made in 1986 for the National Garden Gestival, Stoke-on-Trent.
This is a colossal head of Josiah Wedgewood carved out of extra-large
bricks, but, like a slave by Michelangelo, never quite emerging from the
It makes one feel that Wedgewood must still be something of an edifice in the potteries, and then leads one to think about clay - how one bit ends up in the Victoria and Albert Musem and another in a civic wall."
the statue viewed from Festival Way
photos: March 2010
more on Wedgwood's Etruria Factory
The frontage of Wedgwood's Etruria Hall
(now a listed building and part of a hotel complex)
Rear of the Hall
photos: Jan 2010
more on Etruria Hall