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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.

​​​Past Programs:

March 19, 2023


    WSWDC Show & Tell - Hybrid Meeting


On March 19, 2023 WSWDC held our first hybrid Show and Tell and it was a successful blended event. Members and friends in the room and on Zoom shared recent their acquisitions and interesting items from their collections.














January 8, 2023

The Green Frog Service: Wedgwood and Bentley's Nationalistic Narrative

    Guest speaker:  Dr. Susan Egenolf

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. 














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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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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Dr. Susan Egenolf

Dinner Plate from the Frog Service

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Two Crimson Portland vases

Pair of pearlware Corn Vases- 1865

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