Piers Wedgwood, 59, of iconic pottery brand Wedgwood, passed away on Wednesday January 29th of cardiac failure. Lord Wedgwood was known as a true English gentleman and worked as Josiah Wedwood & Sons international ambassador, devoting his life to maintaining regard for his family’s ceramic and decorative arts.
Piers Wedgwood was a British lord and a fifth-generation great-grandson on Josiah Wedgewood, creator of the distinctive blue-and-white pottery that embellishes tea tables and china collections. Wedgwood & Sons is a 255 year old company that is held in high regard worldwide.
As part of Lord Wedgwood’s role he would guide groups through the British tradition of afternoon tea. He said that whenever possible he would observe the custom as part of his own daily routine.
Lord Piers Wedgwood spoke to Tea Time Magazine about the traditional tea service in 2007. ‘The proper tea service includes a full tea set, with cloth napkins,’ he said. ‘A variety of serving pieces in different heights, shapes, and materials adds visual interest to your table. Don’t fret if you haven’t got a matched tea set. Mixing and matching patterns and materials creates a unique and stylish setting.’
‘Lord Wedgwood was a true English gentleman,’ said Pierre de Villemejane, CEO of WWRD, the holding company of Wedgwood. ‘The Wedgwood family has lost a passionate visionary, and the world has lost an amazing human being. Those of us who were fortunate enough to know and work with Piers have lost a dear friend and inspiring mentor.’
Check out our video with Lord Piers Wedgwood below:
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