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....  There were just certain things you could expect from Wedgwood. This was before Daisy Makeig-Jones broke the mold....... Born in 1881 in a small mining village in England, Susannah Margaretta ‘Daisy’ Makeig-Jones showed artistic... Read More »

Elves, Nymphs and Fairies–Oh My!: Illustrious Antique Fairyland Lustre by Wedgwood ~ M.S. Rau Antiqu

[from Resource Library] 12/28/2010
.... Sounds more like soap-opera fodder than real life, but in 1915, porcelain artist Daisy Makeig-Jones' extraordinary line of Fairyland Lustre porcelain saved Wedgwood from bankruptcy during World War I....... The design of each piece was rooted in fairytales that Makeig-Jones adored. Each literally burst with brilliant colors depicting scenes of nymphs, elves and fairies romping through enchanted forests and make-believe lands....... From 1915 into the late 1920s, these luminous fancies put the company on top of their game, and set the stage for a rather dramatic downfall for Makeig-Jones... Read More »

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...certain things you could expect from Wedgwood. This was before Daisy Makeig-Jones broke the mold. Candlemas design Born in 1881 in a small mining village in England, Susannah Margaretta ‘Daisy’ Makeig-Jones......showed artistic talent from a young age.  Shortly after attending art school, as luck would have it, Ms. Makeig-Jones was introduced to Cecil Wedgwood.  This event would prove to be fortuitous not only......– Boxing Match motif   WWI proved difficult for most luxury and handicraft industries, but Wedgwood’s saving grace from the looming tailspin would be Daisy Makeig-Jones’ fanciful Fairyland Lustre .  Dotted... Read More »

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...with classical motifs and meticulously crafted replicas of artifacts from antiquity.  There were just certain things you could expect from Wedgwood. This was before Daisy Makeig-Jones broke the mold. Candlemas......design Born in 1881 in a small mining village in England, Susannah Margaretta ‘Daisy’ Makeig-Jones showed artistic talent from a young age.  Shortly after attending art school, as luck would have it, Ms....... Makeig-Jones was introduced to Cecil Wedgwood.  This event would prove to be fortuitous not only for the young artist, but also for the entire Wedgwood firm. At the time she was hired there was some concern... Read More »