Literature: Horner, Dr. Libby, Frank Brangwyn, A Mission to Decorate Life, Liss Fine Art, 2006, p. 170-181
Brangwyn was passionate about ceramics ‚Äì he collected examples of Persian, Chinese, Korean and Japanese ware and such items appear endlessly in his oils, watercolours and murals. Sheets of designs – discovered in the collection of Edgar Peacock, in 2004 – have greatly added to the knowledge of what Brangwyn produced and for who. His commercial deisgns were mostly for Royal Doulton, bu talso for Foley pottery, A J Wilkinson and Ashtead Potters.Brangwyn stipulated that the Royal Doulton ware should be reasonably priced, have the appearance of hand thrown pottery, and that the painters should be allowed a certain freedom of expression, resulting in every item being slightly different. In addition to the Royal Doulton trademark each item bore the legend Designed by Frank Brangwyn RA’and/or Brangwyn Ware’. Brangwyn also produced designs for Ashtead Potters and Iris tableware for Clarice Cliff’s Bizarre range at A J Wilkinson. Brangwyn also produced designs for ceramic tiles.
We are grateful to Dr Libby Horner for assistance.