Thursday, 7 January 2010

York Museum have bought my pot!

I had a very exciting email today from Helen Walsh, who is Assistant Curator of Decorative Arts for York Museums Trust.

Helen mailed to let me know that the Trust has agreed the purchase of this large baluster jug, from the excellent on-line gallery, Oakwood Ceramics and that it is to be added to the Museum permanent collection.



The Museum boasts the biggest and most important collection of studio ceramics in Britain, so of course I'm thrilled to bits have a piece in the collection, which contains work by many of the great potters who have influenced my life and work.

The museum also houses a spectacular collection of medieval jugs, pictures of which I've had posted on the walls of my workshop for some time now and are very significant pots for me.

Here's an excerpt from Helen's email

Everyone here is really pleased about the purchase as it will sit very well amidst our collections, both archaeological and studio pottery. The money for the purchase has come from the WA Ismay collection and as Bill Ismay loved the medieval jugs in York's collection, I am sure he would approve! We are looking forward to working with you later this year on the country pottery exhibition instigated by Alex McErlain and hope you will be able to come up to York at some point to see the collection.

More about the country pottery exhibition at a later date, in the meantime, thank you to Helen, to the Trustees and to Alex who has done much to make this happen.

16 comments:

Brian said...

Awesome!!
Congrats and Well Done!

doug Fitch said...

Cheers Brian, I was really happy to get that news :-)

Hollis Engley said...

What a great honor, Doug. Congratulations.

Dan Finnegan said...

Well deserved, Doug, and well done!

Anonymous said...

Blooming marvelous Mr Fitch that's great news.

Anonymous said...

ooops, was me. h

Anonymous said...

Well done Doug. Our Doug Fitch is over the moon that his namesake is now very famous!

Dave & Sue

Ron said...

Totally cool Doug. Way to go!!

Christine H S said...

What a feather in your cap - your jug will look really happy there, great stuff!

Sister Creek Potter said...

Gotta add my compliments to all the rest. Well deserved congratulations!

traceybroome@mindspring.com said...

WOW!WOW!WOW! I would not have been able to breath for hours if I got a message like that! So well deserved though, a beautiful piece! Congrats

Jerry said...

Good on you, Doug! It's a beauty of a piece. Congrats.

Peter said...

Splendid news. Sounds like the York Museum's lovely collection has just got even better!

jimgottuso said...

CONGRATS Doug!

Alexandra Mason said...

Thats fantastic...well done!!

Kitty Shepherd said...

Congratulations on the new home for the baluster jug bought by York Museums Trust. I had to donate a pot to Plymouth recently; they just didn’t have the available funds to buy it.