Josiah Wedgwood, Rudolf Staffel and Sandy Brown are three artists from different eras that have made a mark on the field of pottery arts. Wedgwood's eponymous ceramics company has long been one of the most prestigious producers of decorative and useful pottery.
Rudolf Staffel is an American pottery artist whose work, which was primarily produced during the mid-1900s, can be found in museums such as the Smithsonian American Art Museum. Sandy Brown is another American potter, whose work has been featured at Harvard University in the early 2000s, and Brown has also taught workshops at the university. Josiah Wedgwood's ceramics company still produces work, and his own pottery art can be found in the British Museum and other elite institutions worldwide.