The Nuttall Encyclopedia
Celebrated English potter, born at Burslem, son of a potter; in 1759 started a pottery on artistic lines in his native place; devoted himself first to the study of the material of his art and then to its ornamentation, in which latter he had at length the good fortune to enlist Flaxman as a designer, and so a ware known by his name became famous for both its substantial and artistic excellence far and wide over the country and beyond; he was a man of varied culture and of princely generosity, having by his art amassed a large fortune (1730-1793).
Wood, James, ed. Entry for 'Wedgwood, Josiah'. The Nuttall Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/nut/w/wedgwood-josiah.html. Frederick Warne & Co Ltd. London. 1900.