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Adams, William (bap. 1746, d. 1805), potter, was baptized on 15 June 1746 in Tunstall, Staffordshire, the posthumous son of Edward Adams (d. 1745/6), potter, and Martha, daughter of Joseph and Elizabeth Adams. There were three William Adamses who were potters in ...

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Anrep, Boris Vasilyevich, Count Elmpt in the nobility of the Holy Roman empire (1883–1969), mosaicist, came of a noble Russian family. He was born on 28 September 1883 in St Petersburg, the son of Vasily Konstantinovich von Anrep (1852–1927), a doctor who became the minister of education for ...

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Boris Vasilyevich Anrep, Count Elmpt in the nobility of the Holy Roman empire (1883–1969) by Pierre Roy, 1949 [Boris Anrep in his Studio, 65 boulevard Arago] © ADAGP, Paris and DACS, London, 2010; photograph Tate, London, 2004

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Astbury, John (1688?–1743?), potter, was probably the son of John Astbury (b. 1663) and Anna Hales (d. 1703). Uncertainty arises because there were several John Astburys in the Staffordshire Potteries at this time. John Astbury and Anna Hales had three other children, a daughter, ...

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Barlow, Hannah Bolton (1851–1916), ceramicist, was born on 2 November 1851 at Church End House, Little Hadham, Hertfordshire, the seventh of nine children of Benjamin Irlam Barlow (1813–1866), bank manager, and his Quaker wife, Hannah Bolton (1816–1882). As she grew up in rural ...

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Quentin Claudian Stephen Bell (1910–1996) by Duncan Fraser, 1982 [in his pottery at Cobbe Place] © Duncan Fraser; collection National Portrait Gallery, London

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Bell, Quentin Claudian Stephen (1910–1996), art historian and potter, was born into the heart of the Bloomsbury group on 19 August 1910, the younger son of (Arthur) Clive Heward Bell (1881–1964), art critic, and his wife, Vanessa Bell (1879–1961), painter, and the daughter of ...

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Bloor, Robert (d. 1846), ceramicist, was probably born at Church Gresley, Derbyshire, where many of his family are buried. He worked as a clerk for the Old Derby China Works for several years before buying the firm for £5000 in 1811, from Michael Kean...