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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.


Upcoming Programs



September 29

Lecture: Nicola Scott, Joseph Mayer (1803–1886): Portrait of a Victorian Wedgwood Collector (virtual) 


November 10, 2024

Lecture: Paul Scott, Wedgwood’s American Transferware Patterns: New American Scenery, Archives, and Insights (virtual)


January 19, 2025 

Lecture: Michael Ruddy on Unpacking the V&A Wedgwood Collection (virtual)



​​​Past Programs


May 12, 2024


WSWDC Show & Tell - Zoom Meeting


On May 12, 2024 WSWDC held it's popular Show and Tell via Zoom and members shared their recent acquisitions and interesting items from their collections. Those that had mystery pieces were able to get further information that helped research their Wedgwood treasures.

As always, a good time was had by all!













November 5, 2023

The Wedgwood Service for Fath Ali Shah Qajar

WSWDC Guest speaker:  Hina Zaidi


On November 5, 2023 the WSWDC welcomed Hina Zaidi who presented her research into the beautiful and unique Wedgwood services made for Persian ruler Fath Ali Shah Qajar.  Wedgwood’s services for Fath Ali Shah Qajar were the only armorial services made by the firm for a non-Western monarch and the two patterns are reminiscent of Persian floral designs. Pieces from both Wedgwood services for the Shah are in public and private collections worldwide.








September 10, 2023

Wedgwood Influenced artists at the Baltimore Museum of Art

WSWDC member & Guest speaker:  Brittany Luberda


Local WSWDC members gathered at Total Wines- McLean and remote members joined via Zoom.  Brittany Luberda from the Baltimore Museum of Art (BMA) presented a lively lecture and discussed two upcoming exhibitions featuring women artists who were influenced by, or worked for, Wedgwood. Recasting Colonialism: Michelle Erickson Ceramics.  Making Her Mark: A History of Women Artists in Europe, 1400-1800 running from from October 1, 2023 to January 7, 2024. The exhibition will feature objects from the fifteenth to eighteenth centuries that reflect the multifaceted and often overlooked ways that women contributed to the visual arts of Europe, from painting to ceramics.










May 7, 2023

Wedgwood Powder Blue

WSWDC member & Guest speaker:  Lorraine Horn


May 7, 2023 WSWDC member Lorraine Horn presented a virtual lecture on Wedgwood's powder blue ware which was developed by the firm around 1910 and went on to influence the production of  lustrewares throughout the 1920s.  She discussed the development and history of this delightful ware and shared many pieces from her personal collection with the attendees.  No doubt many new powder blue collectors were inspired by her lecture!



















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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

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Powder Blue Vase with Hummingbird

Lorraine Horn


Brittany Luberda

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BMA FASQ bowl side by side.jpg

Baltimore Museum of Art- Michelle Erickson Ceramics

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Hina Zaidi

BMA FASQ bowls -  side by side

Smear glazed potpourri

Sold as a stick shift knob, determined

to be a walking stick handle

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