Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Picassoetes Ceramics

The `Designing Britain 1946-1975' website has provided this module on three ceramicists working in London in the 1950s known as the Bayswater Group or the Picassoettes, as a resource for students to learn about oral history, interviewing, and its use as a research methodology. Themes include the birth of coffee bars, Lyons Corner house and Golden Egg restaurants, and feature relevant photographs and audio files, as well as reading suggestions and activities. Biographies are provided for the three ceramicists, Margaret Hine, William Newland and Nicholas Vergette under discussion, together with additional images, and a link to relevant photographs in the Visual Arts Data Service (VADS) collection.
Link: http://www.vads.ac.uk/learning/designingbritain/html/picassoetes.html
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