Saturday, March 30, 2013
If you are in Alabama, check out this great opportunity to contribute to youth sports in the state of Alabama. Check here for information about the upcoming event. Remember the largest collection of Wedgwood in this hemisphere is located at the beautiful Birmingham Museum of Art! A haven for all Wedgwood collectors and coming up an opportunity to contribute to a great cause!
Friday, March 29, 2013
If you are in need of ceramic restorations or repairs, large or small, you might want to contact Gloria Hamlin, of Hamlins Restorations...find her at www.hamlinrestoration.com. Here is an article in today's local paper in my area to learn a bit about her. She and her firm have accomplished several repairs for myself, my friends and customers over a long span of years, and we give her a 100% excellent recommendation. Check this out! You will find she takes art commissions too, so you might think about a portrait or landscape of your home. Go HERE to see the article. And be sure to tell her Leslie sent you! No, I don't get a kickback, just want folks to know she's here when you might need her!
Saturday, March 16, 2013
Recently this essay was sent to me by my great Wedgwood pal Adele Barnett, power behind the Wedgwood Society of Washington, DC. It illustrates a very personal view of the modern era at Wedgwood & Sons by A. N. Wilson, the son of Norman Wilson, whom we have seen writing a novel more recently, and which you will see reviewed if you scroll down to older posts. Luckily, Wedgwood has survived and seems to be growing, with new markets opening up all the time, recently in Lebanon, and growing markets in the Orient. Please go here to read this heart-rending story of life in and around The Potteries from one who lived it for many years and eloquently retells the story of his life as it relates to pots, potting and potters.
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Here is a nice write-up on the three Wedgwood ambassadors at work these days globetrotting to advertise the Wedgwood Waterford Royal Doulton products. Enjoy the interesting background information and current activities of these folks, to include our favorite Lord Wedgwood.
Thursday, March 7, 2013
For a long time I've wondered why a lovely suburb of Seattle was named Wedgwood. Recently I ran across an entry on the Internet which seemed to tell that story. I've now found a great blog about the community and there is an article which explains the origins of the area and its name. Please go here to read the story. It's a bit long, but read down to the bottom and you'll find the explanation, and yes, it has to do with dishes made by You Know Who! Enjoy this Wedgwood geography lesson, a great piece of trivia for your next trivia night or cocktail party banter.