Louise Irvine – Biography
Louise is the leading expert on Royal Doulton wares and the author of many books on the subject.
Louise is a very entertaining and erudite speaker and has traveled all over the world to lecture. She hosts Collectors Conventions, including the annual Florida show, and organizes Collectors Tours.
Louise has had a long association with the Royal Doulton company dating back to 1977 when she researched the Doulton Story exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. She founded the company’s International Collectors Club, in 1980, edited its quarterly magazine for the first ten years, and organized regular exhibitions for the Royal Doulton Gallery in London, many of which also travelled abroad.
Louise has published more than a dozen standard reference books for collectors and countless articles. Her best-selling book The Doulton Lambeth Wares charts the history of this well-known London pottery and features art wares by famous designers, including George Tinworth, Hannah Barlow and Mark Marshall.
With her extensive knowledge of Royal Doulton antiques and collectibles, Louise has often been a guest on TV and radio chat shows around the world and she starred with the well known actor Patrick Macnee in a video documentary about Royal Doulton.
Of Scottish origin, Louise studied first at Edinburgh University, from which she graduated with an Honors degree in Fine Art. Later she followed a Post Graduate course in Museum Studies at Manchester University and it was during this time that she developed her special interest in ceramics. After working for museums in Glasgow and London, she joined Royal Doulton as Director of Historical Promotions, working on a wide range of projects.
Louise has been a teacher of ceramic history at North Staffordshire Polytechnic, as well as at Christie’s Education in London, and she is an approved speaker on the Index of the National Association of Decorative and Fine Arts Societies. She is in great demand as a speaker and regularly lectures to museums, antique clubs and other special interest groups in the United States, Canada, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Europe, and the UK.
2017 Speaker Line-up
Last Updated ( Thursday, 05 January 2017 23:51 )
Wedgwood International Seminar 2017 Speaker Line Up
Margaret Burnham, Objects Conservator, Birmingham Museum of Art, AL – Wedgwood Undercover. The Rights and Wrongs of Wedgwood Covers
Dr. Anne Forschler-Tarrasch, Chief Curator, The Marguerite Jones Harbert and John M. Harbert III Curator of Decorative Arts, Birmingham Museum of Art, AL – Chats on Harry Barnard
Lucy Lead, Archivist, The Wedgwood Museum, Barlaston, England – Wedgwood and the First World War
Lucy Lead, Archivist, The Wedgwood Museum, Barlaston, England – Wedgwood’s Crested Armorial Wares
Joseph Bothwell, Collector and Independent Scholar, Washington, D.C. – Wedgwood and Egyptology: Josiah Wedgwood, 18th-Century Scholars, and the Role Antiquity Played
Louise Irvine, Executive Director, Wiener Museum of Decorative Arts, Miami, FL – The Wiener Collection of British Ceramics at the WMODA
Peggy Kerner, Collector and Independent Scholar, Pound Ridge, NY – Seeing the World With Wedgwood Eyes
Dr. Mary Watt, Associate Professor of Italian Studies, Associate Dean, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL – What Mrs. Flaxman Saw...A Firsthand Perspective on the Grand Tour
Robert Wedgwood, Collector and Independent Scholar, Palm Springs, CA - Groovy: Wedgwood in the Age of Aquarius
Robert Hunter, Archaeologist and Independent Scholar, Editor of Ceramics in America, Williamsburg, VA – The Legacy of Josiah Wedgwood’s Shell-Edge Pattern
Stuart Slavid, Senior Vice President, Director of Fine Ceramics, Director of Fine Silver, Director of European Furniture & Decorative Arts, Skinner, Inc. – Wedgwood – A New Perspective
Last Updated ( Tuesday, 06 December 2016 23:12 )
WIS 2017 location is Miami!
Planned dates are April 26 - 29, 2017.
Currently we are looking at staying here:
The National Hotel
2017 Hotel Reservations
Last Updated ( Friday, 27 January 2017 23:47 )
Our members will be able to get the seminar rate for 3 days prior to and 3 days after the seminar for those that might want to come early or stay later.
USE THIS LINK TO GET OUR GROUP RATE:
WIS 2017 - April 26-29, 2017
The National Hotel
1677 Collins Avenue
Miami, FL 33139
(855) 516-1090 or (305) 423-7216
For Hotel Booking Purposes, Please Reserve Your Hotel Room By March 27, 2017.
You may still register and pay for the seminar until April 10, 2017,
but the cut off date for the hotel room reservation is March 27, 2017.