The Wedgwood factory throughout the 20th Century has been a leader in the industry and in addition, has a connection with Australia right back to 1788 when Governor Phillip sent back a sample of clay from Sydney Cove to Josiah Wedgwood to experiment with.
Alan Landis has put together a collection of fifty pieces of Wedgwood pottery by twelve designers and modellers from the 20th Century. The collection has taken ten years to assemble and is representative of the major figures in design at this major English pottery.
Keith Murray, a New Zealander by birth is well represented in the collection and is well known Internationally as a great designer of Art Deco related wares for Wedgwood and his name appears alongside the Wedgwood backstamp – in fact the first time Wedgwood allowed this to occur and used it as a promotional feature.
John Dermer and Michael Dillon, Bendigo Studio potters, won scholarships to Wedgwood in the early 1970’s and several of their pieces are in this collection.
In addition, Ernest Light who modelled a series of animals in black basalt body in 1913 including a cockatoo is also featured.
Many of the modellers invited by Wedgwood to design a range of wares were either Internationally recognised prior to/ or gone on to great acclaim and have influenced several generations of Australian potters.
Having association to a particular designer or modeller has consequently made these ceramics highly collectible and Antiques of the future with great investment potential.
ALAN LANDIS ANTIQUES
Specialising in English Ceramics 1750-1950, especially Wedgwood. Australiana, Ceramics, Silver and Judaica.
Potts Point Galleries, 67 Macleay St
Potts Point NSW 2011
0414 703 759
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