6 posts tagged art director

Antiques Collection: Rare Worcester Pot Pourri

Few things provide an antique collector with more pleasure than finding an antique they really like. This wonderful little Royal Worcester pot pourri bowl was the perfect addition to our antiques collection and sits beautifully among the other pieces of antique Worcester porcelain we own. It's been beautifully decorated in the Royal Worcester Persian style using a palette of muted shades of green and peach and bears all the right Worcester marks. Plus it came at just the right price. Continue Reading

Dorothy & Freda Doughty

Worcester Artists Dorothy Doughty (1892-1962) and Freda Doughty (-1972) The Doughty Sisters, Dorothy and Freda Doughty, probably did more to ensure the future prosperity and stability of the Royal Worcester factory than any other Worcester artists or modellers. Born in San Remo, Italy, Dorothy and Freda were the daughters of Charles Doughty, the English poet and traveller (The author of 'Arabia Deserta'and the inspiration for Lawrence of Arabia ). They came to England when the sisters were ... Continue Reading

Charles Noke

Charles Noke was Royal Doultons premier designer and modeller. Here we examine why and Charles Noke's life, his work, the Doulton relationship and his history. In 1899 the Doulton studio recruited a young designer by the name of Charles Noke. He is now regarded as the brainchild behind Royal Doulton seriesware, a range of products were standard blank pottery shapes (everything from plates to jugs, bowls to vases and teapots) could be decorated with a consistent theme. Initially, Charles ... Continue Reading

Leslie Harradine

Doultons Leslie Harradine was a supremely talented ceramic artist and potter. Born Arthur (Leslie) Harradine (1887-1965), Leslie was one of Royal Doulton's premier and most prolific modellers producing superb figures from 1920 until the mid 1950s. Leslie Harradine started as an apprentice at Doultons Lambeth factory in London in 1902. He worked under George Tinworth and studied part-time at the Camberwell School of Arts. He went on to qualify and work in the Royal Doulton design department. ... Continue Reading

Harry Simeon

Harry Simeon (1896 to 1936) one of Royal Doulton's most versatile potters. Harry Simeon, was one of Doultons most versatile and talented artists and many Doulton collectors are impressed by the diversity of his designs. As a young man Harry Simeon worked with his father as a monumental mason. He studied modeling and sculpture at the Huddersfield School of Art where he won a scholarship to the Royal College of Art in London. After his studies were complete, Harry joined Doultons Lambeth ... Continue Reading

Wedgwood Queensware Test Plate

Bought this Wedgewood Queensware test plate to put on my wall approx 25 yrs ago in a second hand shop. by Christine Geddes (United Kingdom) Photo shows my Wedgwood queensware test plate with colourful flower pattern I paid 5pence for it, and it's only recently after my Brother said something about the Wedgwood plate, that I realised I might have something special. The plate is cream with a colourful flower pattern and a fluted edge. On the back it is clearly marked with (no.17 Test), it ... Continue Reading