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Friends of Decorative Arts: Fairyland Lustre

 

The decorative arts – fine furniture, jewelry, ceramics, and glass – are all around us and in the Museum. FODA expands understanding of their variety and beauty. Plus, you will make new friends at the meetings. Annual dues are $50 in addition to a minimum of a Dual Level Museum membership.

 FODA programs are held on the second Tuesday of the month at 2:00 pm during season. Non-FODA members can attend for $5, plus MFA admission.

Fairyland Lustre porcelain was first introduced by Wedgewood in 1915. Inspired by Victorian fairytales, Celtic legends, and Chinese folk stories, designer Daisy Makeig-Jones (1881-1941) created a unique visual world full of intense colors and startling imagery which proved distinctly popular in a post-World War I society. Join Erin Wilson, curator of the exhibition Fairyland Lustre: The Darkly Magical World of Daisy Makeig-Jones, as she delves into the history and inspirations of this fantastical line.

 

Image Credit:

Daisy Makeig-Jones, Wedgwood designer (British 1881 – 1945), Covered Jar with Ghostly Wood motif, c. 1920, Ceramic, Promised gift of Mary Alice McClendon

 

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Date
February 12, 2019

Time
2–3 pm

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Location
Museum of Fine Arts – Bayview Room

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