Mary Seton Watts and the Compton Pottery - pr_247693

Mary Seton Watts and the Compton Pottery

By Hilary Calvert, Louise Boreham



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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.

Product code: 9781781300855

ISBN 9781781300855
Dimensions (HxWxD in mm) H275xW215
No. Of Pages 256
Publisher Philip Wilson Publishers Ltd