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Norman Makinson Ceramist, Illustrator, Artist and Designer

April 28, 2011

I wasn’t familiar with the name or work of Norman Makinson, until I visited the

Ruthin Craft Centre on sunday, where there is an amazing exhibition of his work on now until

May 11th. He was such a talented man, artist, designer, craftsperson, ceramist, painter

and it was  fabulous to see his pottery, drawing and sketchbooks laid out to inspect and admire.

Well worth a trip.

Largely remembered for his Festival Of Britain Cup in 1951 (below), he did other work for Wedgwood

like the partridges in the pear tree (above).

Sadly Norman Makinson died last June at the age of 88, he is remembered in the Guardian here.

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