This is a “hidden” page to most users of my web-site! But my love of Shelley and Wileman china and earthenware is not hidden.
AND NOW an improved and slightly updated e-version of
Watkins C., Harvey W., and Senft R (1980, 1986, 1994) Shelley Potteries: The History and Production of a Staffordshire Family of Potters
I managed to get it into 20MB! Download it here
With my co-authors Harvey and Robert we organised a travelling exhibition in 1980/1 (some pics at the bottom of this page) and have been producing things since!
I thought I would offer them here for fellow Shelley enthusiasts.
(see also Robert’s offering at http://www.senft.co.uk/shelley-pottery.htm – over 1,000 images!)
So here are a few pics of unusual things in my collection, and a range of publications to download.
For more, see the UK Shelley Club at http://www.shelley.co.uk/
and sister clubs in USA http://www.shelleychinaclub.com/
and Australia http://shelleyclub.com/
Shelley exhibition handlist
from the 1980/1 exhibition at Geffrye Museum, London, Stoke-on Trent City Museum, Bristol City Museum and Edinburgh Canongate TolboothDownload (76 downloads )
Shelley in The Observer
Caryll Faraldi “Cups That Cheer” The Observer 16 November 1980, Colour Supplement pages 50,51Download (82 downloads )
Shelley in Art & Antiques Weekly
“A century of ceramics” Art & Antiques Weekly, November 28 - December 4 1980, Volume 43, Number 4, pages 24, 25Download (77 downloads )
Shelley in The Connoisseur
“The Shelley Potteries: An exhibition of stylish pottery and porcelain of the Art Nouveau and Art Deco eras” The Connoisseur, December 1980, Vol. 205 No. 826, pages 300, 301Download (77 downloads )
Shelley (Intarsio) in Antique Collector
Watkins C (1981) “Shelley Intarsio” Antique Collector, October, 82-83.Download (74 downloads )
Shelley Booklet "The Oldest Craft in the World"
E-version of a booklet published in 1937 for dealers and customersDownload (66 downloads )
Watkins C (2015) "Let's put Intarsio on a Pedestal", Shelley Club Newsletter, Number 115, pages 20-21Download (61 downloads )
A bit of my story with Shelley
Watkins C (2015) “From One Extreme to Another?”, Shelley Newsletter: Official Journal of the Australasian Shelley Collectors Club, 29 (3 September) 10-11.Download (60 downloads )
My version of a wonderful article
A wonderful article "Some beautiful English pottery" (1899) The Artist, vol. 26, pp. 76-84, probably written by Frederick Rhead. [this e-version is a small file and lower quality than the printed version circulated to the Shelley Club]Download (73 downloads )
Shelley Potteries book
An improved and slightly updated e-version of Watkins C., Harvey W., and Senft R (1980, 1986, 1994) Shelley Potteries: The History and Production of a Staffordshire Family of Potters I managed to get it into 20MB!Download (1251 downloads )
Let's knock Intarsio off its pedestal!
Watkins C (2015) “Let’s knock Intarsio off its pedestal!” Shelley Group Newsletter, No. 117, p 3 A story of an accident in the hallwayDownload (54 downloads )
A book of vision and hope
Watkins C (2016) “A book of vision and hope” Shelley Group Newsletter, No. 119, p 4-6 An analysis of the Urbato pattern bookDownload (54 downloads )
Making Intarsio?Watkins C (2016) “Making Intarsio” Shelley Group Newsletter, No. 120, p 10. An appreciation of the Intarsio pattern book (this version with much larger images than those in the Newsletter!)Download (24 downloads )
1920s vases - 744 examples!
A collection of images of vase shapes 770 to 793 - 26 pages!Download (20 downloads )
Watkins (2016) "A hybrid version of Urbato" Shelley Group Newsletter, No. 126, page 14. An account of a new version of decoration on an Urbato vase.Download (2 downloads )
silent film about all stages of Pottery Production [28m 5sec]: https://youtu.be/_OP6N4g3ky4
Chris Watkins, BBC “Pebble Mill at One”, 2nd December 1980 [6m 18sec – missing start]: http://youtu.be/3eQJXmRr4SY
William Harvey, Thames TV “Afternoon Plus” 7th January 1981 [11m 19sec]: http://youtu.be/TG_afP0VVOg