His joke that he wants to be known as â˜Vase Maker to the General Universe’ . So I have come to see him in his home – the classically named Etruria Hall – that overlooks one of his manufactories in Stoke-on-Trent. The other factory is at nearby Burslem; both are served well by canals, this man’s other enthusiasm. In the library, where the footman has seated me, Josiah Wedgwood looks older than he does in the portrait painted by Stubbs. FINE DINING BRUNCH RECIPES He has already taken on the characteristics of another regional favourite, the Staffordshire bull terrier. That same snub snout, pugnacious jowls and slightly piggy eyes alert to everything going on around: tenacious, loyal, watchful, opportunistic and, above all, keenly intelligent. We shake hands, and he steadies himself with a hand upon his fashionable flutelegged Sheraton chair.