Gordon Forsyth: 20th CENTURY CERAMICS: AN INTERNATIONAL SURVEY OF THE BEST WORK PRODUCED BY MODERN CRAFTSMEN, ARTISTS AND MANUFACTURERS. London: The Studio Ltd., n.d. [c. 1935]. First edition. A good or better hard cover book with a shelf worn dust jacket with a large chip missing from the front cover, rubbing and some tears along the fore edges. Textblock secure with a couple of sprung signatures. Interior unmarked and very clean. Out-of-print.
8.25 x 11.5 hard cover book with 128 pages and approx. 225 illustrations, 7 in color. Gordon Forsyth, a Scottish ceramic designer, was the art director of Minton Hollins & Co for some 40 years before taking the same position at Pilkington Tile & Pottery near Manchester. He moved back to Stoke in 1920, to become the Superintendent of Art Instruction for Stoke-on-Trent City Art Schools. He is best known for his Lustre Ware, but also designed stained glass windows for St. Joseph's Roman Catholic church in Burslem in the late 1920s.
Designers and Manufacturers include Brain & Co., Shelley Potteries Ltd., Susie Cooper, W. T. Copeland & Sons, Franz Rudolf & Marguerite Wildenhain, Royal Staffordshire Pottery, Milner Gray, Clarice Cliff, Fulham Pottery, Josiah Wedgwood & Sons, Royal Copenhagen Porcelain Factory, Aktiebolaget Gustavsberg Fabrik, Wilhelm Kage, The Bristol Potteries, Doulton & Co., Bernard leach Potteries, Societa Cermaica Italia, Buffalo Pottery Co., Ilonka Karasz, Rosenthal of Selb, Dora Billington, Royal Copenhagen Porcelain Factory, Otto Lindig, Carter, Stabler & Adams, Colette Gueden, W. T. Copeland & Sons, A. E. Gray & Co., Kristal-Glas & Aardewerk-Fabrieken, Joseph Bourne & Son, Pilkington's Tile & Pottery Co., Ltd., Staite Murray, Nittsjo Stenkarlsfabric, Monteolivito Pottery, Phyllis Keyes, Geza Gorka, Lisbet Jobs, Lidkopings Porslinfabrik, Gunnar Nylund, Kovacs Margit Keramia, Stephen Gador, Jean Besnard, Gascogne Pottery, Upsala-Aktiebolag, Marcelle Thienot, Heimberg Pottery, Ceramique de Poissey, Bert Nienhaus, Prof. R. Obsieger, Lucie Rie Gomprez, Lenox Inc., Mme. Luc Lanel, W. B. Dalton, Lea H. Halpern, Manufacture Nationale de Sevres, Waylande Gregory, Gio Ponti, Grunbacher Ceramic, Poznan School of Arts and Crafts, William Ruscoe, Bing & grondahl's Porcellaensfabrik, Charles F. Binns, Henry Varnum Poor, Carl Walters, Giuseppe Mazzetti, Tyra Lundgren and Michael Powolny among others.
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