Lowndes, Gillian Marjorie (1936–2010), ceramic artist, was born on 19 June 1936 in Brookfield nursing home, West Kirby, Cheshire. She and her twin sister Jennifer (Jenny) were the only children of Richard Charles Lowndes (1886–1953), shipping merchant at Killick Nixon in Bombay, India...
Wallis, Henry (1830–1916), painter and ceramics expert, was born in London on 21 February 1830. His father's name and occupation are unknown. When in 1845 his mother, Mary Anne Thomas, married Andrew Wallis, a prosperous London property owner, Henry took his stepfather's surname....