Claire Leighton and the New England Industries Series Catalogue
The companion catalogue to An Epic of Earth and Water: Clare Leighton and the "New England Industries" Series.
In 1948, the Wedgwood company asked British-American artist Clare Leighton (1898-1989) to create a series of twelve designs to be printed on a limited edition set of creamware plates for the American market. Wedgwood decided that the theme would be “New England Industries,” but gave Leighton freedom to choose which industries she would focus on, an exciting opportunity for the artist, who was well familiar with New England from summers spent in Cape Cod, Massachusetts.
An Epic of Earth and Water: Clare Leighton and the New England Industries Series highlights the twelve wood engravings created by Leighton for Wedgwood juxtaposed with the twelve creamware plates produced in 1952. The exhibition explores Leighton as artist, her process, and the Wedgwood commission.
Published by the Birmingham Museum of Art. Edited by Anne Forschler-Tarrasch, PhD, forward by Graham C Boettcher PhD. Contributions by David Roland Leighton, Andrew Raftery, Katelyn D. Crawford, PhD.
Exhibition date Oct 05, 2020 - May 02, 2021.
Softcover, 56 pages, 9" x 10.5".