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New Book Release – ‘Ladies of the Porcelain’

  • 6 December 2021

We’re delighted to have just received in stock signed copies of local author Colin Millett’s new book  ‘Ladies of the Porcelain’ which celebrates the outstanding work and contributions of women modellers and painters whose amazing skills and workmanship ensured Royal Worcester’s deserved world-wide reputation and legacy.

Sally Wood, a former painter of ‘Worcester fruit’ at the factory who has written the Foreword and contributed her own personal memories of working at the factory, said: ‘At last. The story of the ladies’ long overdue recognition, dedication and hard work is told!’’

“What makes this publication special are the detailed biographies of well-known ladies and many others who are maybe not as well known… There are full colour illustrations of the items they produced, to admire and showcase how gifted all these ladies were.” Pamela Stone, Museum staff.

Colin is a collector of Worcester porcelain who lives in Bromsgrove and has written two previous books on the subject:

‘A Collector’s Tale’ – a personal account of how he developed his passion for Worcester porcelain

‘The Wonder of Worcester’ – an illustrated history of Worcester porcelain 1751 – 2008

He also gives guided tours of the Museum and illustrated talks to groups;  to find out more about talks click here .  In 2022 Colin is developing a new talk sharing the stories of the women of the Porcelain from his book.

All of his books are available at the Museum Shop, each copy signed by the author.

Ladies of ‘The Porcelain’ costs £9.95 with over 50% of the price supporting the Museum to look after our magnificent collections. It makes an ideal treat or Christmas stocking filler. Order your copy here 

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