- Also known as
primary name: Wood, Enoch
- individual; sculptor/medallist; British; Male
- Life dates
- Apprenticed to Josiah Wedgwood I of Burslem and Humphrey Palmer of Hanley, he founded Enoch Wood and Company in 1784, in 1790 called Wood and Caldwell and later becoming Enoch Wood and Sons in 1818. Interior and exterior views of his factory at Fountain Works, where he also lived, were published in 'A Representationof the Manufacturing of Earthenware, with twenty-one highly finished Copper Plate Engravings, and a short explanation of each, showing the whole process of the Pottery', London, 1827.
Wood was a gifted sculptor in the ceramic medium from an early age. He was an early collector of English pottery and had a museum of almost 700 pieces. Some are now in Scholss Pillnitz, Dresden, others in the V&A, and the City Museum and Art Gallery, Stoke-on-Trent.
- F. Falkner, "The Wood Family of Burslem", 1912
M.F. Goodby, 'The lost collection of Enoch Wood', Northern Ceramics Society Journal, IX, 1992, pp. 123-51
M. Goodby, 'Moulds and Modellers in early 18th-century Staffordshire Potteries: slip-casting, press-moulding and the Wood family' Transactions of the English Ceramic Circle, vol. 17, part II, pp. 226-7
M. Goodby, 'The Enoch Wood paper Archive: Part I, Some new information on Ralph Wood, Jean Voyez and Fidelle Duvivier and their roles in 18th century Burslem' Northern Ceramic Society Journal, vol. 26, 2010, pp.158-172