Royal Worcester – The Ellis Rowan Inheritance

A public lecture conducted by the Australian Decorative and Fine Arts Society, Toowoomba

Tuesday 7 June 2011

The beauty of ceramics produced by the Royal Worcester pottery in England is well recognised and pieces are found in many Australian homes. Perhaps less well known is that the art of one of Australia’s premier artists of Australian flora and fauna, Ellis Rowan (1849 – 1922) is represented on many Royal Worcester pieces. Harry Frost, an unrivalled expert on Royal Worcester porcelain, will discuss the link between Royal Worcester and Ellis Rowan’s beautiful water-colours in an illustrated lecture on Tuesday 7 June for the Toowoomba Group of the Australian Decorative and Fine Arts Society (ADFAS).

After university where he graduated in ceramics, Harry joined Royal Worcester in 1976 as designer-modeller and followed that by his appointment as curator at the Museum of Worcester Porcelain. Harry Frost spent over 25 years with Royal Worcester and is now in great demand internationally as a lecturer on the work of the renowned pottery.

Harry Frost’s lecture will be given in the Glennie Room, The Glennie School, Herries Street, Toowoomba on Tuesday 7 June starting at 6.45 pm, and will be followed by supper. Members of the public are very welcome to attend. The cost is $20 for persons who are not members of ADFAS and $10 for students.

For further information about this lecture and about membership of ADFAS contact the Secretary of ADFAS, Toowoomba on 07 4636 6164.


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