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Description:Dish made by M.J. Taplin at Stoke School of Art. Millicent Jane Taplin (1902-1980) Millicent Jane Taplin started ner career at Wedgwood's Etruria factory in 1917, having previously attended evening classes at the Stoke School of Art. She went on to head the paintresses in the hand-crafts studio both at Etruria and Barlaston. She married in 1932 and in 1935 started to teach design and painting at Stoke School of Art. During the late 1930s she became one of the more prolific designers for Wedgwood creating both printed and painted patterns for use on bone china as well as Queen’s Ware and other ceramic bodies. Around 1956 Miss Taplin took over the running of the newly combined china and earthenware handpainting departments, remaining there until her retirement in 1962.

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Source: Potteries Museum & Art Gallery

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