Person Born 1730 Died 3/1/1795
Master potter. Born in Burslem, Stoke, Staffordshire. Married his cousin, Sally. Childhood smallpox left him with a limp and he often used his stick to smash items that he felt were not good enough. Contacted the Cherokees Indians to find a source of the whitest possible clay. His London showrooms became a fashionable place to visit. Flaxman, Stubbs and Lady Diana Beauclerk all provided designs for him. Promoter of social reform and active in the fight against the slave trade.