Wedgwood Society of Boston

All of our programs are free and opened to the public (unless otherwise indicated). We hold 6 meetings per year and all are in the greater Boston area. Please join us at a meeting when we meet in public locations. Why not come to a meeting and bring a piece of Wedgwood or two to discuss with our knowledgeable members?   Zoom meetings will be restricted to members only, who will be sent an e-mail link prior to the meeting.

2021-2022 Meeting and Lecture Schedule

Sunday September 12, 2021- 2:00 P.M.  Dr. Nancy Ramage, Professor Emerita, Ithaca College, “Wedgwood and the Giustiniani Pottery: Greek and Roman influences from Naples and Pompeii;”

Sunday, October 3, 2021 – 2:00 P.M. – Peggy Kerner, “An Afternoon with Peggy: The Kerner Collection: A House Tour;”

Sunday, November 14, 2021 –  4:00 P.M. – Live and Direct from Australia – Colin and Judy Jones – “Wedgwood with an Australian Flavor;”

Sunday, January 16, 2022 – 2:00 P.M. Bits and Pieces – Theme: “Pieces that have Never – or Rarely – been Shown or Illustrated;”

Sunday, February 13, 2022 – 2:00 P.M. – Dr. Tom Mitchie, Curator Emeritus, Boston MFA, “George Washington Wales – Boston’s Pre-eminent  19th century Ceramics Collector & MFA Wedgwood Donor”

Sunday, March 13, 2022 – 2:00 P.M. – Bob and Lucie Reichner – “The Reichner Collection – A Combination of Good Decorating and Obsessive Compulsion.”

Sunday, May 15, 2022 – 2:00 P.M. –  Dr. Anne Forschler, Chief Curator, BMA, ” Wedgwood’s Studio Potters:  An Overview and Conversation.”

2020-2021 Lecture Schedule

Sunday April 11, 2021 at 2:00, Zoom
Lloyd and Vivian Hawes, Collectors and Museum Benefactors, A View into their Personal lives.
Speaker:  Ronald Forrest Frazier, WSB former President, and friend

Sunday March 14, 2021 at 2:00, Zoom
 The partnership between Frederick Rathbone and Grenville Lindall Winthrop in the formation of the latter’s Wedgwood collection (now at the Fogg) and its Portland Vase, the first one to be owned and exhibited in the United States.
Speaker:  Casey Kane Monahan, Cunningham Curatorial Assistant for the Collection, the Harvard University Museums

Sunday February 21, 2021 at 2:00, Zoom
 Recent scholarship about Wedgwood wares at Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello from 1770 to today.
Speaker:  Diane C. Ehrenpreis, Associate Curator Decorative Arts, Monticello

Sunday, January 17, 2021, 2PM EST, Zoom
Members Only, check e–mail for link
Bits and Pieces
While we normally have a theme, anything Wedgwood goes for this meeting.  Members will show and discuss one item and then it will go to the next person, after all have spoken and shown their item, it will begin again with the first person and their second piece.

 2020 Meeting and Lecture Schedule

Sunday, November 8, 2020, Zoom
A Personal Tour of the Wedgwood at W ö rlitz, a World Heritage Site in Germany, created by Duke Leopold III of Anhalt-Dessau (1740-1817):  the house grounds and the Wedgwood
peaker: Woody Johnson, collector and independent scholar

 Sunday, September 27, 2020, Zoom
A FRUITFUL FRIENDSHIP: Wedgwood and Sir William Hamilton
Speaker:  Dr. Nancy Ramage, an art historian, is Charles A. Dana Professor of the Humanities and Arts Emerita at Ithaca College

       Prior to the Pandemic, all meetings were held in different locations

Sunday, March 5, 2020
Taste-makers, workers and artists:  Wedgwood and Women in the Eighteenth Century.
Speaker: Sophie Guiney, collector and independent scholar.  

Sunday, January 12, 2020
Bits and Pieces
Members are requested to bring and discuss their Wedgwood pieces are new, interesting or may be by Suzie Cooper or Clarice Cliff

Meeting and Lecture Schedule 2019

Sunday, November 3, 2019
House Visit, Ron and Mary Frazier Collection, Braintree, Mass.
Reservations Required.  Restricted to Members Only
Speaker:  Ronald Forrest Frazier, Past President, current Treasurer

Sunday, October 20, 2019
Wedgwood Society of Boston 50th Anniversary Gayla
Keynote Speaker:  Gaye Blake Roberts, Curator of the Wedgwood Museum, Barlaston, England 

Sunday, June 10, 2019
Classic Black:  The Basalt Sculpture of Wedgwood and His Contemporaries.
Speaker:  Brian Gallagher, Curator, Mint Museum, Charlotte, North Carolina.