This ten week course will focus on the pioneering and innovative designers who moved away from traditional styles of pottery to produce contemporary ware which proved popular and commercial in their time and now much sought after by collectors. Against a backdrop of great artistic, economic and social changes these designers anticipated and responded to the latest trends and challenges in art and design. Each session gives a fully illustrated individual account of the designers contribution to the pottery industry, and discusses their background, influences and how they attained their position. Designers featured include Clarice Cliff, Susie Cooper, Keith Murray and his contemporaries at Wedgwood and Susan Williams-Ellis. Learners will be invited to show examples of their pottery from their own collections for discussion. You will have opportunity to show your own collection on line and discuss your ideas about design, style, shapes and collecting and though the tutor will not be able to value an item he can give advice as to where to seek further information The tutor is a published author on the subject of twentieth century and a specialist on the work of Susie Cooper who he met in 1990. During his research for his book he met Jessie Tait, Eve Midwinter, Kathie Winkle and Susan Williams-Ellis. he also interviewed decorators who worked for Clarice Cliff and some of her family.
This is a WEA course
Course Code: C2227524
Course Fee: £64 (ten weeks)
To enrol: email enrolonline.wea.org.uk or call 0300 303 3464