Even after all these years since his tragic death off the coast of Iceland during World War II, Eric Ravilious' work is still commanding attention and landing positions in Wedgwood collections around the world! Interest in his style and talent still commands print space on the internet, in Wedgwood and arts publications, and his wares are gaining popularity. Check out this recent article to follow the current success of this designer and artist from a generation mostly now gone by. There is an error in this article, if one does the math it'll quickly be seen that he wasn't born in 1927 as stated, but in 1903. There is a fairly short but interesting entry about him on Wikipedia which begins:
Eric William Ravilious (22 July 1903 – 2 September 1942) was an English
painter, designer, book illustrator and wood engraver. He grew up in
Sussex, and is particularly known for his watercolours of the South Downs. He served as a war artist, and died when the aircraft he was on was lost off Iceland.
One can Google his name and learn a lot about his life and work.
Thursday, June 20, 2013
Tuesday, June 18, 2013
LATEST NEWS ON PLANS FOR THE WEDGWOOD BARLASTON CAMPUS
After not having seen any new information on this topic lately, I find this today which shows great promise that the Wedgwood Barlaston campus will likely have a great future. What a shot in the arm for the Stoke area, Barlaston and Wedgwood if this development were to become reality in coming years! Click here to see an artist's rendering and read the article.
Friday, June 7, 2013
Transport - the subject of the day at WEDGWOOD Barlaston
Those of us who visit the Wedgwood factory in Barlaston don't think of the center courtyard full of omnibuses and vintage cars, but for one day each year for the past 11, that's just the scene which one would encounter at Wedgwood. Enjoy seeing pictures from this year's POPS event and think of going perhaps next year for this fun event! We just never know what adventures await at Wedgwood Barlaston!
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