I recognize some of these cameos in the room where we talk. There are many famous profiles: William Wilberforce (a hero of Wedgwood’s, who campaigns for the abolition of the slave trade); King George and his Queen; William Pitt, the prime minister; James Brindley, the canal-maker; and an amiable bunch of scientists and philosophers, poets and chemists that comprises the Lunar Society to discourse on Arts and Sciences. DINING IDEAS FOR SMALL APARTMENTS But who is that jowly man in a smocked jacket, with a trowel? My bricklayer at Etruria, Edward Bourne [with] every wrinkle, crink and cranny in the old visage,’ Wedgwood replies. How typical of this blunt Midlander that he elevates one of his own cherished kiln-workers to the famous. As my interview with Wedgwood draws to a close my mind wanders to the future.