The Royal Doulton is now one of Britain’s foremost and largest pottery companies with over 30,000 products and an international clientele. But it wasn’t always that way. Did you know it started very small? In fact, it was started by a young pottery apprentice with only £100 in a harsh time, a time to either sink without a trace or go on to make a name for himself.
His outstanding work of his stoneware fountain, whiskey still worm and two terracotta fire grate backs catapulted his career.
The “Mid-Century Cycle” has been on us now for over a 15 years in Australia. Typical cycles run between 8 and 15 years, are we at the end? No. The market is still very strong with increasing demand the local and international prices at auction continue to rocket. It seems we just cant get enough.
If there was a Ned Kelly in art, it would definitely be Sidney Robert Nolan. His early career included designing sets and costumes for a production of the ballet Icarus. He continued painting even after being drafted for duty in the Citizen Military Forces in 1942. However, he never returned to his base after being on leave. He was declared a deserter. Know the full story here: