W. A. Ismay, the Potters’ Champion

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W. A. Ismay, the Potters’ Champion


Sun 20 Feb 2022

Zoom lecture by Helen Walsh, at 6.00 pm (London). W.A. Ismay MBE (1910–2001) assembled one of the UK’s largest collections of post-war British studio pottery and lived surrounded by his family of pots in a small terraced house in Yorkshire. Work by significant figures such as Lucie Rie and Hans Coper sat alongside pieces by lesser-known makers, in a collection of 3,500 items by more than 500 makers. The lecture explores how Ismay lived with and used his collection, supporting artists, collectors and curators and promoting British studio pottery.

All DAS members whose email addresses we have will be sent a link to the lectures. Please do share the link with anyone you think will be interested. If you think we may not have an email address for you and would like to take part please contact the Membership Secretary, membershipdas@gmail.com