A visit to the Museum of Royal Worcester.

All of us have sinned and fallen short of reflecting the image and glory of God. We are made right with God solely by His grace, freely given, and stand acquitted before the law, our penalty paid by Jesus Christ. ….God has a right to justify anyone who has placed his faith in Christ.

Romans 3: 23…26 Clear Word Bible.
Porcelain and tea drinking were introduced in England at about the same time. Teapots were originally made in London and Staffordshire from red unglazed stoneware, but Worcester’s pots became popular because of the clay mix allowing them to withstand the heat of boiling water.
Tea was expensive so tea pots were really small, carefully designed and the factory imitated the Chinese designs and colours.
In the display cabinet is this short story: “When Harry Davis started work, aged 14, his first job was to wash the factory steps! He rapidly made his mark as one of the greatest porcelain decorators. He finally retired in 1969 after 71 years”
This is a classic garden he painted.

Worcester porcelain factory was the first English porcelain factory to use printed decoration on a commercial scale. At the start the print was in black and then colour added by hand.

For the 1878 Paris Exhibition, the factory produced two impressive vases. Looking closely they celebrate the painter and the modeller…

The painter

Looking closely it is easy to see the detailed modelling and painting. The molded vases celebrate porcelain’s place in art history, alongside an epic poem entitled The poetry of Pottery. Binns was awarded the Legion d’Honneur following the exhibition.

The modeller
“Dear, sleepy old Worcester, Royal Worcester City of royalty, pottery and gloves was very wide awake indeed… fairly overtopped all competition by the exquisitely refined character and perfection of taste displayed in its contents.”
These are the words you can see through the cabinet glass with such carefully formed works of art.
All on sale in the shop.
Richard Sebright is possibly the most highly regarded Worcester fruit painter.

Some quotes with porcelain :

Character like porcelain- ware, must be painted before it is glazed. There can be no change of colour after it is burned in. (I’m not sure I agree with this. I wonder what you think?)

Henry Ward Beecher (1813 – 1887 social reformer and clergyman)

The porcelain rose is not as pretty as the one that decays. (Easy for me to agree with this.)

Eric G. Wilson (1967 American author)

Respect people who trust you. It takes a lot for people to trust you, so treat their trust like precious porcelain. (So very true.)

Brandon Cox ( 1974 American Cinematographer.)

Thank you for thinking about porcelain with me. I hope your weekend is blessed.

Sandy πŸ™‚

13 thoughts on “A visit to the Museum of Royal Worcester.

  1. Such an interesting post. I really like the quote: β€˜Respect people who trust you. It takes a lot for people to trust you, so treat their trust like precious porcelain.β€˜

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  2. Beautiful art! Precious to have these museums I like the tranquil picture of the modeller and painter working! Nowadays everyone runs against time


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