Ruskin pottery was founded in 1889 by William Howson Taylor who named it after the great writer and artist John Ruskin. Ruskin pots are renowned for their wonderful and innovative glazes. Inspiration came from old oriental pots which had highly skilled high fire glazes. Taylor also made small ceramic roundels, initially to go into furniture and copper mirrors for Liberty. Later, the roundels were sold in kits for women who wanted to be part of the Arts and Crafts Movement, so they could make their own jewellery at home out of soft pewter to be worn as a badge of their commitment to the Movement.
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My name is Deborah Kolombos and I live in the beautiful Cathedral City of Wells, England.
In my teenage years, I began collecting English Arts and Crafts artifacts from a passion for William Morris’s movement and its rejection of mass-produced decorative items and promotion of the work of craftsmen and women.
I exhibited my extensive Arts and Crafts jewellery collection around the world from 2001 until 2014 and I am now delighted once again to be able to offer it through this shop.
Please get in touch with any questions about my collection or Arts & Crafts, I would love to hear from you.
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