Josiah Wedgewood teaches us that we all have the potential to be creative and that we all have potential to achieve great things by inventing a purpose for ourselves and committing everything to achieve that purpose. Josiah Wedgewood is amongst the Big C creatives - the people who impact culture and the world well beyond their own time. His creative genius teaches us that creativity is not necessarily contained in one thing we do but that it can be contained in connecting many things we do so that we bring something new - not just the invention of an object that might be creative in its own right but an ecology that can encourage and embrace the creativity of many people and outlive our individual efforts and grow and change over the decades and centuries.
During our conducted tour of the factory we met and chatted to man called Bruce (right). His quiet modesty, dedication to his work and wonderful skill and focus which enabled him to produce his exquisite gold designs impressed me greatly and epitomised the idea that “Beautiful forms and compositions are not made by chance” Josiah Wedgwood.
I can relate these thoughts to our latest Creative Academic project where we are trying to discover how teachers encourage and enable their students to use their creativity, I can see the parallels in how teachers use their knowledge and skill to create an ecology within which their students can learn to use and develop their creativity.
Why not be inspired by visiting https://www.worldofwedgwood.com/
Image credit Bruce : http://flat15.com/2016/07/25/the-world-of-wedgwood/