Josiah Wedgewood

My previous post shared my afternoon canal experiences courtesy of a Christmas gift.

Today Mr C and I were booked in for a Wedgwood Ceramic Experience with Afternoon Tea (another Christmas gift).

We used the SatNav so that we could take early morning traffic situations into account. We were directed along a delightful countryside route which was enhanced by it being a lovely sunny morning.

To our surprise we arrived at the Wedgwood factory a lot earlier that either we or the SatNav predicted. We had 45 minutes to spare…

Now what should a girl do with all that time? Sit in the car and wait patiently or get out and explore the area…

Mr C prefered to sit in the car whilst I went out to explore. I enjoyed the landscaped gardens near to the factory and found woodlands beyond. I need to go back and enjoy a walk in the woodlands :-)

Adventure Playground

Woodland Walk

Woodland path


Experience Day Afternoon Tea

Afternoon Tea

A potter or two

In my element

As the sun goes down...

Later in the day we enjoyed chilling out on our patio as the sun went down. Our visiting bat (from the local woodlands) chose to briefly grace us with his appearance :-)

Patio Sky

Patio Sky

16 Comments CherryPie on Jul 25th 2019

16 Responses to “A Ceramic Experience at the Wedgewood Factory”

  1. Wedgwood in the mid 19th century was classically decorated, with just one background colour and one subtle highlighting colour. Simple and unfussy, and totally my taste :)

  2. Mark in Mayenne says:

    Looks like a very special day out

  3. Oh the yard with what I call yard art..tea pot and such made out of branches look so cool.
    And the little treats oh they love yummy.
    Coffee is on

    • CherryPie says:

      I too, thought it was art until Mr C pointed out to me… that the yard are is actually a children’s play area! Soon confirmed by a young child running into the space and exploring the ‘artwork’ and hanging off a rope just out of shot of my photo above (the rope not the child).

  4. OMG Mr C’s rare cameo today!
    Did you both not reenact the famous pottery scene from the film, Ghost?
    Unchained Melody, remember?
    I miss the 80’s so much!

    • CherryPie says:

      He is rare but regular, you just have to be alert ;-)

      The third person in the room did not resemble Whoopi Goldberg so the scene was quite different ;-)

  5. Ayush says:

    this is an eventful visit and i certainly liked that all essential aspects were well covered, CP.

  6. Ginnie says:

    What fabulous Christmas gifts from people who obviously know you! It’s so nice to join along.

  7. What a wonderful idea for a Christmas present – it looks as though you had a wonderful day. Afternoon tea looks delicious and I do like the willow sculptures.