V&A Wedgwood Collection
The V&A Wedgwood Collection is one of the most important industrial collections in the world. Owned by the V&A following a successful fundraising campaign spearheaded by Art Fund, the collection is on display here in Barlaston and provides a unique record of over 260 years of British ceramic production. Entry to the V&A Wedgwood Collection is free.
Have a question about something in the collection or archive? Email us at [email protected]. Please note, we cannot provide valuations.
Earth and Ware
April – September 2022
Explore galleries bursting with flowers created by the public and follow our trail to discover wonderful objects inspired by nature and wildlife. A complementary programme of events for all ages digs deeper into questions of climate change and sustainability in the ceramics industry today. Don’t miss out on this season of activity, follow @vawedgwood and join the discussion.
Artist feature: Alice Walton
Alice Walton is a British ceramic sculptor whose work has attracted international recognition. At the 2019 British Ceramics Biennial, Walton was awarded the ‘Fresh’ Wedgwood Prize for her use of coloured porcelain to create highly complex and multi-layered objects. During her residency Walton developed a new range of works which re-imagine Wedgwood’s iconic shapes using traditional jasper clay. Find them on display in the V&A Wedgwood Collection.
Ever wondered what it was like to work in the Wedgwood factory? Our brand new, free family trail will help you and your family explore the V&A Wedgwood Collection. Encounter real Wedgwood workers drawn straight from the archives, from George Eaton the oven man to Millie Taplin the head paintress, and collect stamps along the way. You can then transform your booklet into colourful bunting to keep as a memento of your day with us!
Join us for our special museum tours to celebrate International Women’s Day and the launch of a new Spring display and trail celebrating nature in Wedgwood design. Click here to book your ticket!
Redisplay of the Wedgwood Anti-Slavery Medallion
Coming Late April
Following the I Am a Man and a Brother collaborative project with Grace Barrett of I Am Ally and students from the City of Stoke-on-Trent Sixth Form College, the V&A Wedgwood Collection has been working with a community panel of young people and activists to plan the permanent re-display of the Wedgwood anti-slavery medallion. The redisplay will consider project findings, visitor feedback and the input of our project partners regarding the complexities of this object, to present a much more relevant and nuanced display for our audiences.