Saturday, 30 April 2011

Wemyss ware, painting of a jug and basin decorated with cabbage roses

A Wemyss ware jug and basin set c1900, decorated with cabbage roses by Karel Nekola.
Wemyss ware was first produced in 1892 by Karel Nekola at the pottery of Robert Heron in Fife Scotland.  Nekola was an immigrant  Czech designer and decorator.  In 1932 the Fife pottery closed and moved to Devon where Nekola's son Joseph continued producing Wemyss ware at the Bovey Pottery  which closed in 1957.  Griselda Hill resurrected the ware in the 1980s, and in 1994 acquired the Wemyss ware trademark and continues to make similar pottery in the Scottish village of Ceres, Fife.

Above painting by Tessa Bennett.

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