Calvert, Hilary, Mary Seton Watts and the Compton pottery , 2019
- Mary Seton Watts and the Compton pottery / Hilary Calvert and Louise Boreham.
- London : Philip Wilson Publishers, 2019.
- Physical Description:
- viii, 246 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 28 cm
- Reference LibraryNJ18.W3527 .C35 2019 (LC) OversizeAccessible in the Reference Library [Hours]
Note: As a COVID-19 precaution, the Reference Library is closed until further notice. For scans from the reference collection please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Includes bibliographical references (pages 230-231) and index.
This comprehensive book is both a biographical exploration of the early life of Mary Seton Watts and a survey of the pottery she designed. Her roots in Scotland, her artistic career and her marriage to the Victorian artist George Frederic Watts all influenced the design of the Grade 1 listed Cemetery Chapel at Compton and the art potteries which she then set up, both in Compton (The Potters' Arts Guild) and in her home village near Inverness. The pottery at Compton was in business for more than fifty years, making terracotta garden ware, memorials and small decorative pieces. It remained open through two World Wars and a trade depression. This highly illustrated publication showcases the beautiful and individual pieces of pottery and is a fitting tribute to the ability of Mary Watts to coordinate both people and resources.
- 1. Mary Seton Watts (née Fraser-Tytler) -- 2. Compton Cemetery Chapel -- 3. Compton Pottery -- early days -- 4. Aldourie Pottery, Dores -- The Potters' Arts Guild, 1904-1936 -- 6. The Potters' Arts Guild Ltd and Compton Potteries Ltd. -- 7. Garden pots -- 8. Ornamental ware -- 9. Grave markers and memorials -- 10. Church interiors.
- Subject Terms:
- England -- Compton (Guildford)Homes.Pottery -- England -- Compton (Guildford) -- History -- Pictorial works.Pottery -- England -- Compton (Guildford) -- History.Pottery.Watts, Mary S.Watts, Mary S. -- Homes and haunts -- England -- Compton (Guildford)