THE WEDGWOOD SOCIETY OF WASHINGTON DC  PROGRAMS

The WSWDC will hold a minimum of six meetings and events annually. All lecture meetings are free and open to the public. Our meetings are held at the Total Wine and More meeting room at 13043 Lee Jackson Highway, Chantilly, Virginia. Please note their NEW location is at the now next to the Greenbriar Shopping Center, they are next to the Giant Food store.

Past Programs:

September 22, 2019

 

      The Art and Artistry of Eric William Ravilious.

      by Lorraine Horn

   

Lorraine Horn presented her lecture titled The Art and Artistry of Eric William Ravilious. Eric Ravilious was an English painter, designer, book illustrator and wood engraver. Born in 1903 in London, he studied at Eastbourne School of Art, and at the Royal College of Art. Ravilious worked for Wedgwood as a designer between 1936 and 1940. Among his most notable pieces are the 1937 commemorative mug originally produced for the Coronation of Edward VIII, and later adapted for that of George VI, and several dinnerware patterns. In 1940, Ravilious became an Official War Artist, but was killed in action in a plane crash in Iceland in 1942. Due to wartime restrictions, many of his designs were not put into production until the 1950s. The lecture covered both the designs Ravilious did for Wedgwood and his other works.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

    

   

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       March 24, 2019

 

      The Soane Odyssey: 1753 - 1837

      New Theories, Enigmas & Secrets

      by Edward L. Knowles

Edward Knowles of the WSWDC presented his research on Sir John Soane. The son of a bricklayer, he rose to the top of his profession. Soane was renown as a remarkable architect, interior designer, collector and visual storyteller. At his request his home has been left untouched since his death and is a must see museum when visiting London. 

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     November 11, 2018

   

 

      The English Etruria: Wedgwood and the Etruscans

      by Nancy Ramage, Ph.D.

      Nancy Ramage shared her research on the ancient Etruscans and showed their relationship to their 

      contemporaries, the Greeks. She explained how a misunderstanding of who made the pots that

      Wedgwood used as his sources influenced the potter to name his pottery “Etruria," after the Etruscans.

 

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Society activities include:

   

  • Scholarly lectures by Wedgwood authorities and collection archivists

  • Presentations by specialized Wedgwood antiques dealers

  • Society members are invited to participate in interactive show & tell sessions

  • Opportunities for private sales, auctions, and appraisals

  • Exhibitions and private home tours

  • Informative meetings and other special events

Annual events will include silent auctions, summer socials and other special programs that highlight and promote the study and collection of Wedgwood

  • Special exhibits

  • Summer Social & Sale

  • Silent Auctions

  • Appraisal Days

  • Museum Exhibitions & Display

  • Meetings conclude with refreshments and complimentary wine tastings

Wedgwood Society of Washington DC

Sir John Soanes

Edward L. Knowles

September guest speaker Lorraine Horn

Our first meeting in the new Total Wine event room

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