AUG 05 Gallery Talk: Daisy Makeig-Jones

Join us for a bite-size lunchtime talk!

Most Wednesdays, museum staff members facilitate interactive talks that encourage close looking and discussion about works on view in special exhibitions and the museum’s collection.

This week, Curatorial Assistant Stephanie Midon discusses ceramics in the special exhibition, Casting a Spell: Ceramics by Daisy Makeig-Jones.


Employed at the Wedgwood pottery company from 1909 to 1931, Daisy Makeig-Jones (1881–1945) melded her vivid imagination and technical ingenuity to develop decorative china called Fairyland Lusterware. Influenced by the Arts and Crafts movement and Art Nouveau style, Makeig-Jones’s ornamental wares stood apart from more streamlined works produced by Wedgwood and other firms during the same period.

National Museum of Women in the Arts