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The WSWDC will hold a minimum of six meetings and events annually.  All lecture meetings are free and open to the public and we now offer a hybrid meeting, in person and remote (Zoom) attendance.   Our meetings are held at the Total Wine and More meeting room at 1451 Chain Bridge Road McLean, Virginia. Please note this is a different location, this store will enable WSWDC to host hybrid meetings, with both in person and remote attendance member participation via Zoom.


March 2023

Show and Tell - March 19, 2023


May 2023

Lecture - May 7, 2023-  Lorraine Horn on Wedgwood’s Powder Blue

​​​Past Programs:

On January 8, 2023 the WSWDC welcomed back guest speaker Dr. Susan Egenolf, WSWDC member and Associate Professor and Associate Department Head in the Department of English at Texas A&M University. She shared a well-researched presentation on how the Green Frog Service and its accompanying catalogue functioned as a nationalist salvo in the figurative battle for world conquest.  This Zoom lecture video is currently available for viewing in our Members Only area.














November 6, 2022


    The Astonishing Wedgwood & Bentley Pottery at Wörlitz

    Guest speaker:  Harwood "Woody" Johnson

Via Zoom on November 6, 2022 WSWDC welcomed Woody Johnson, who spoke to the WSWDC on the Astonishing Wedgwood & Bentley Pottery at Wörlitz. Franz, the prince of Anhalt-Dessau, bought a superb range of basalt and variegated pottery directly from Wedgwood & Bentley in the 1770s. The very best of Wedgwood & Bentley’s productions at that time, the collection remained in situ at his country house, Wörlitz, Germany, since then to the present day – but was only rediscovered in the late 1980s after the fall of the Berlin wall.  This lecture explores Prince Franz and his beautiful country house, and considers what can be learned today from a collection that has been intact and untouched for 250 years. 












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September 25, 2022


    Beyond Wedgwood Blue: The Making of An Exhibit

     Guest Speaker:  Bill Firstenberger


On September 25, 2022 the WSWDC went to a museum, virtually.  Beyond Wedgwood Blue: The Making of an Exhibit.  Bill Firstenberger, Executive Director of Ruthmere Museum in Elkhart, Indiana, spoke of the interesting chain of decisions that led Ruthmere to make Wedgwood the subject of the first of the museum’s new series of special exhibitions.  The museum displayed interesting pieces from its own collection as well as more prominent ones—including the Birmingham Museum of Art!  Ruthmere exhibited the pieces under the headings “Typical Wares,” “Unusual Wares,” “American Wares,” and “Daisy Makeig-Jones.” It was a fascinating peek behind the scenes!








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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

Large statue of Morpheus that adorns the top of Princess Louisa's bed in Wörlitz

Pair of Wedgwood & Bentley vases from Wörlitz

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Beyond Wedgwood Blue: The Making of an Exhibit

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Ruthmere Museum

Dr. Susan Egenolf

Dinner Plate from the Frog Service

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