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WIS - Wedgwood International Seminar

WIS 2018

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WIS 2018 location is Houston!

Planned dates are April 25 - 28, 2018. 


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Last Updated ( Thursday, 04 May 2017 13:48 )
 

Sharon Gater

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A Sad Note from Lynn Miller:

This email is to let you know that our great friend and colleague Sharon Gater, passed away peacefully at home this morning. Her daughters Josie and Hattie said that Sharon was surrounded by her family, and have asked to be left alone to grieve in private for a time.

Sharon had taken the brave decision to cease all conventional medication and had asked to go home and receive palliative care only.

Anyone who knew Sharon will never forget her unique sense of humour, and her vast amount of knowledge and her amazing original research - and more importantly her willingness to share it. I can't believe that she has gone, but at least I was able to visit her in hospital and at her daughter's house when she was not quite so poorly, and we managed to have several walks down 'memory lane' over the last few months. She will be hugely missed.

Last Updated ( Friday, 05 May 2017 14:41 )
 

Jim Burnham

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A Sad Note from Earl:

Hello folks,
Margaret has asked me to tell you that Jim died peacefully this morning.  She says:

I am so thankful that it didn’t linger, because he had been in pain for quite a while, wandering the house at night to try to get comfortable.

Now my healing begins, but I have a good friend support network here….for now Heather and I just need to get some rest.

We will not have a service, per se, but will all go to Maine to place his ashes off of the bridge in Milbridge, Maine this summer.


FYI - If you do not have Margaret's address for some reason, just let me  know.

Kind best wishes,
Earl (and Margaret)
Last Updated ( Monday, 22 May 2017 16:56 )
 

WIS Officers

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President

Mickey D. Hightower, TX

Vice President

Cyndi Andrews, CA

Treasurer

Sandra Olubas, OH 

Recording Secretary

Dr. Anne Forschler-Tarrasch, AL

Board of Governors

Donald Alexander, MD

Earl Buckman, TX

Margaret Kerner, NY

Jeffrey Hoffman, MA 

Alan Erickson, MO

Lorraine C. Horn*, MA

Robert J. Reichner, IL

Gaye Blake Roberts, UK 

Stuart Slavid, MA 

Director of Seminars

Mickey D. Hightower, TX

Proceedings Editor & Archivist

Dr. Anne Forschler-Tarrasch, AL

Public Relations Chairman

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Webmaster

Alan Erickson, MO

Curatorial Consultant

Gaye Blake Roberts, UK

Honorary Board

Earl L. Buckman*, TX 

Dr. Alvin Kanter, IL

Dorothy Lee Jones, MA

Muriel D. Polikoff*, PA

* Past President

Last Updated ( Sunday, 10 July 2016 01:24 )
 

New WIS Index

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Many, many thanks to Alton Powell for grant the WIS permission to place his index of WIS papers in the 'Members Only" section of the Discussion Area.

 Also many thanks to Paul Thomas for transcribing Alton's index into Excel and bringing it up to date!

Last Updated ( Thursday, 17 April 2014 03:39 )
 

About WIS

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    Although  the Wedgwood International Seminar was established in 1956, in fact, there were rumblings about an organization  in 1955 when Harry and Nettie  Buten met with Hensleigh Wedgwood, then head of Wedgwood USA, and began to conjure up the outlines of  what has been called for over fifty years the WIS. 

      The first Seminar was held in Philadelphia April 13-14, 1956. Since that year the Seminars have been held in many cities in the United States as well as in Canada and Britain.  At the Seminars illustrated lectures are featured as well as exhibitions, visits to collections, visits to antique fairs, auctions, and member’s demonstrations of their ‘finds.’ The Proceedings of the Seminars are subsequently published and some of the back-issues are still available.  Most of all the annual Seminars give members the opportunity to hear the latest research, the latest news, and keep abreast of events 

Last Updated ( Saturday, 21 November 2009 16:29 )
 

Membership

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You are welcome to join the WIS by sending a membership fee in US funds. 

(couple $50, single $35, students $20 -- add $10 outside US) to: 

Wedgwood International Seminar, c/o Sandy Olubas, 1295 Colonel Mosby Dr, Milford OH 45150, USA

Make money orders or cheques out to WIS 

You can register online by clicking HERE. 

..or you can click here and print out a form to mail in with your check. 

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Last Updated ( Monday, 23 January 2017 03:26 )
 

Links / Addresses

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Listed below are the addresses of Wedgwood Collectors organizations and groups:

Wedgwood International Seminar,
c/o  Mr. Michael Smith, Treasurer – WIS
PO Box 674
Ontario, CA 91762-8674, USA
Email:  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

The Wedgwood Society of Australia, 
 The Secretary,
 Ms Anne Stephenson
 The Wedgwood Society of Australia Inc.
 PO Box 425,
 BLACK ROCK VIC 3193 
 AUSTRALIA

The Wedgwood Society of Boston
Lorraine C. Horn, President
132 Middle St. Braintree, MA   02184-4841 
Webpage: www.Wedgwoodsociety.org 

Wedgwood Society of Washington, D.C.
Adele I. Barnett, President
3505 Stringfellow Court,
Fairfax, VA, 22033
Ph (703) 437 7997
Webpage: www.WedgwoodCapital.org

The Wedgwood Society of New South Wales, Australia                                                                                                     
PO Box 385
EASTWOOD NSW 2122, Australia
Webpage: www.wedgwoodsociety.org.au

The Wedgwood Society of Queensland, Australia   
PO Box 97
Annerley, 4103, Australia
Contact:Beverley Smith, Susan Tobin
Email:  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Wedgwood Society of Southern California,
P O Box 4334
Palm Springs, Ca. 92263, USA
 Webpage:  http://www.wedgwoodsocalif.org/

There are also organizations in Detroit, Philadelphia, Australia, and England.   


Last Updated ( Sunday, 03 March 2013 04:14 )