School of Art

Contact Details

School of Art
Aberystwyth University
Buarth Mawr
SY23 1NG

Tel: +44 (0)1970 622460

Fax: +44 (0)1970 622461


Display artist/maker:

William Howson Taylor

Born: 1876, UK   Died: 1935

Ceramicist. The pottery at Smethwick near Birmingham functioned from 1898 till 1935 although its reputation was most noted in the pre-war period. It specialised in art pottery inspired by oriental ceramics of the Sung and Ming dynasties and developed unusual coloured glazes with mottled or flambé or lustre effects mainly on porcelain. Like many of his contemporaries the glaze recipes were a closely guarded secret and Howson Taylor burned all his notes before his death

Objects in the collections associated with this artist/maker

[Vase] C924 Ceramics