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WSWDC 2016-2017 Calendar

General lectures are open to the public. Everyone is welcome to attend! The venue for these meetings and lectures are now all held at the spacious education room of the 'Total Wine' store, Chantilly, Virginia, where each meeting is followed by complimentary wine-tastings. Dates and speakers subject to change; check this site two weeks in advance of each event.

September 18, 2016 (Sunday) at 2:00 p.m.: Wedgwood and Egyptology: Josiah Wedgwood, 18th Century Scholars, and the Role Antiquity Played in Their Lives and Society and The Annual General Meeting

By Joseph Bothwell, Art Historian and Appraiser

At 'Total Wine' Store, Chantilly, VA

November 13, 2016 (Sunday) at 2:00 p.m.: Anomalies and Curiosities of Dinnerware

By Margaret Carney, Dinnerware Museum Director

At 'Total Wine' Store, Chantilly, VA

January 8, 2017 (Sunday) at 2:00 p.m.: Show & Tell: Wedgwood Tea Wares and Silent Auction

Members share information on or ask about selected pieces from their collections; also attendees can acquire Wedgwood via a silent auction

At 'Total Wine' Store, Chantilly, VA

March 12, 2017 (Sunday) at 2:00 p.m.: Majolica Through the Looking Glass: Victorian Shapes, Makers & Inspirations

By Nicolaus Boston, Majolica Specialist

At 'Total Wine' Store, Chantilly, VA

May 21, 2017 (Sunday) at 2:00 p.m.: Wedgwood and the Japan Moment: Leonce & Mallet and More
By Tim Sublette, Partner Seekers Antiques

At 'Total Wine' Store, Chantilly, VA

July 23, 2017 (Sunday) at 12:00 p.m.: Annual Summer Social & Sale

an RSVP members-only affair

At Clyde's Willow Creek Farm, Ashburn, VA

Our next meeting.....…


The next meeting of the WSWDC will feature a lecture on "Wedgwood and the Japan Moment: Leonce & Mallet and More", presented Tim Sublette, English ceramics specialist. The talk will create a context to the design of Frenchmen Leonce & Mallet by examining the impact of the arrival of Japanese goods in France and England and Wedgwood's response to the resulting enthusiasm, particularly in its printed tableswares in the 1870s. Mr. Sublette is and his partner Mark Brown founded Seekers Antiques, Ohio, in 1979, offering ceramics with a focus on Wedgwood wares. He earned degrees from Duke and the University of Wisconsin and entered a career in municipal arts funding.   

This event takes place on Sunday, May 21, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. at Total Wine, Chantilly, Va. Please join us - our meetings are open to the public and at no charge.       



Wedgwood Fighting Birds Plate, late 19th C




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