About Royal Doulton stoneware pottery
In the 1860's, Henry Doulton became interested in the creative endeavors taking place at the Lambeth School of Art. Persuaded by John Sparkes, principal of the school, Henry employed a few students to work on an experimental basis with his stoneware pottery material. The first students produced their rather simple pieces at the art school, which were then fired at the Doulton Factory.
Henry Doulton gave each of his new students free reign to experiment and develop his or her own unique style. He created an artistic environment where no official guidelines had to be followed. The Barlow family - Hannah, Florence and Arthur, along with Mark V. Marshall, Frank A. Butler and a host of other sculptors thrived at the new studio.
An exciting Royal Doulton event and exposition is to take place at the Marriott Eagle Crest Resort in Ypsilanti, Michigan.
In the true spirit of innovation, Whitley Collection/Seaway China announces a premier Doulton International Event to take place July 17-19, 2009 at the Ann Arbor Marriott Ypsilanti at Eagle Crest in Ypsilanti, Michigan. When the doors open Friday night, collectors will be greeted
with a champagne reception and the opportunity to preview
and acquire their own piece of British history. The shopping will continue Saturday with a spectacular dinner party being
planned for that evening. Guests will also be
invited to the final exhibition day on Sunday. This innovative Royal Doulton
Event is devoted to bringing
the finest in antique English art
pottery to discerning collectors
and dealers from around the
Serving as the venue for this cultural event, the Ann Arbor Marriott at Eagle Crest is nestled on a 135 acre championship golf course and offers a tranquil park setting and resort-style amenities. The Ann Arbor Marriott will be transformed into a dazzling art gallery, displaying the finest in British ceramic and art pottery design.