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 however we are currently offering our meetings on Zoom. 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.

 

 

UPCOMING MEETINGS

September 2022

Lecture -  September 25, 2022- TBD

 

November 2022

Lecture - November 6, 2022-  Woody Johnson on Wedgwood and Wörlitz

 

January 2023

Lecture - January 8, 2023- Susan Egenolf on the Frog Service

 

March 2023

Show and Tell - March 19, 2023

 

May 2023

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

​​​Past Programs:

July 18, 2021

 

   

     Josiah Wedgwood, Cherokee Clay, and the Eighteenth-Century Fascination with Indigeneity

     Guest speaker:  Dr. Susan Egenolf

Via Zoom Dr. Susan Egenolf, Associate Professor at Texas A&M University, shared her research on Josiah Wedgwood and Cherokee clay, with a focus on the 1767-68 expedition led by Thomas Griffiths to South Carolina to mine and bring that clay back to Etruria. Cherokee clay contains kaolin, an ingredient essential to the production of porcelain; it is sometime referred to as ‘white clay’ and is known as unaker in the Cherokee language.  This zoom video will be periodically offered in our Members Only area so check back frequently.

 

 

 

 

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April 25, 2021

 

   

     An Epic of Earth and Water: Clare Leighton and the New England Industries Series

     Guest speaker:  Dr. Anne Forschler-Tarrasch

 

Via Zoom Dr. Anne Forschler-Tarrasch, Chief Curator and Marguerite Jones Harbert and John M. Harbert, III Curator of  Decorative Arts at the Birmingham Museum of Arts (Alabama) presented a guided tour of the BMA’s exhibition, An Epic of Earth and Water: Clare Leighton and the New England Industries Series. The exhibit focused on the series of twelve plates British-American  artist Clare Leighton (1898-1989) created for Wedgwood in 1948.  This zoom video will be periodically offered in our Members Only area so check back frequently.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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

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July guest speaker

Dr. Susan Egenolf

Knife and sheath, ear pendants,

and pouch

Indian Village of Pomeiooc (left)

The Towne of Pomeiooc (right)

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An Epic of Earth and Water: Clare Leighton and the New England Industries Series

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April guest speaker

Dr. Anne Forschler-Tarrasch