Museum Late: Wedgwood and Sustainability with Tom Wedgwood

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Museum Late: Wedgwood and Sustainability with Tom Wedgwood

Did you know that every piece of plastic ever produced is still on our planet?


Join Tom Wedgwood for a lively introduction to how today’s developments in sustainability speak to Wedgwood’s history of innovation.

What does sustainability mean in context of Wedgwood's 260 year history? From the challenges Josiah Wedgwood faced in the height of the industrial revolution to the modernisation of the Wedgwood factory production with the creation of the Barlaston site in the 1930s to the current challenges we are facing in today’s environment with climate change, supply chain management, resources and clean energy demands.

Tom Wedgwood is the founder of Catching Light and 8th generation direct descendant of Josiah Wedgwood. Catching Light focuses on green technologies, electric marine propulsion, and sustainable community developments exploring the use of bamboo and hemp. Tom is currently developing battery technology with ceramic chemistries. Prior to Catching Light, Tom worked for the Waterford Wedgwood Group for 22 years in Asia Pacific, Europe and the US in various roles. Tom lives in Stone and enjoys coaching junior rowers at Trentham RC.


 6:30 PM


V&A Wedgwood Collection at World of Wedgwood

Take this opportunity to explore the galleries after hours, including a special view of the brand new display 'Earth and Ware'.

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