Tag Archives: Wemyss Ware

A tribute to Brian Adams (1945-2016)

Sadly, Brian Adams died on 1st October 2016. This blog post is in tribute to Brian, his considerable talent and of course his contribution to Wemyss Ware. Background To those familiar with Wemyss Ware, Brian Adams was well known as … Continue reading

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Iris Fox (1913-1992)

Iris Fox was probably the greatest ever Wemyss Ware collector Iris Fudge was born near Newport in Wales in 1913. Her mother was a bit of a trader to help make ends meet and Iris began collecting pottery and porcelain … Continue reading

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Victoria de Rin

Victoria de Rin is undoubtedly the best known of all Wemyss Ware dealers. Her shop, Rogers de Rin, in Chelsea, London carries a Royal Warrant (by appointment to HRH The Prince of Wales, Antique Dealer and Restorer) and has become … Continue reading

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The Wemyss Revival (1985 – present)

The Wemyss name was resurrected when Griselda Hill, who had been teaching art in London, became interested in pottery.  Her grandmother had owned a large Wemyss pig which she remembered from childhood.  In 1984 Griselda moved to Fife and realised … Continue reading

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The void years (1957-1985)

The history of Wemyss becomes a little fuzzy at this stage and there are a number of ‘stories’ which appear incorrect based on what is know to be factual, but nevertheless these have gained levels of acceptance by being retold … Continue reading

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Wemyss Ware – a brief history

This is a very brief history of Wemyss Ware. It will be expanded upon greatly in later blog posts and eventually put together into ‘the’ book. Wemyss Ware was first produced in 1882 and contemporary Wemyss Ware is in production … Continue reading

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A Wemyss Ware Book?

I decided that writing a book on Wemyss Ware would be a good idea a few years ago. This was under the enthusiastic influence of a few glasses of wine one evening and in the sober light of day the … Continue reading

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Hello Wemyss Ware!

Welcome to what will become the definitive unofficial Wemyss Ware web site. This is (so far) the only non-commercial, hence unbiased, web site focused exclusively on the topic of Wemyss Ware. Over time it aims to become the World’s #1 … Continue reading

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