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The Genius of Josiah Wedgwood

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2013 Nomination 

The Grierson Award nominated film follows Josiah Wedgwood, one of the founding fathers of the Industrial Revolution and the man who revolutionized English pottery. AN Wilson's father was Director of the Wedgwood factory and himself a potter and so Andrew grew up in the 'Potteries'. He sets out to tell the story of the man and what he achieved arguing he was surprisingly modern for his time. Set within the social context of its day, AN Wilson will explores Wedgwood's relationship with the Lunar Men. He argues that Wedgwood was a man with a hand in every part of the revolutionary pie: transport policy, engineering, politics, marketing, education, industrial relations, trade, human rights - and philosophy. And that Wedgwood was our greatest inventor.

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