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History and Inspirations Behind the Fairyland Lustre Line

The decorative arts – fine furniture, jewelry, ceramics, and glass – are all around us and in the Museum. The MFA’s support group Friends of Decorative Arts expands understanding of their variety and beauty. Plus, you will make new friends at the meetings. FODA programs are held on the second Tuesday of the month during the program’s season.

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 us as Erin Wilson, MFA’s 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.


Members of FODA:  FREE

Non-Members:  $5 plus Museum Admission


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


Event Details

February 12, 2019

2–3 pm

Event Categories

Museum of Fine Arts – Bayview Room

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