E Character  May 2017

Museum of Edinburgh

A Wise Man Knows His Craft: Henry Taylor Wyse and the Holyrood Pottery


“A Wise Man Knows His Craft: Henry Taylor Wyse and the Holyrood Pottery” was the first ever exhibition to explore the ceramic art and legacy of this unsung hero of Scotland’s Arts & Crafts movement. 

Henry Taylor Wyse was a prolific painter, potter and designer. He was a founder of the Scottish Guild of Handicraft, a reformer of art teaching in schools, and a friend and co-exhibitor of key figures in the art world such as John Munnoch and William Staite Murray.

The exhibition, shown between July-October 2016, brought together Holyrood pottery from the Museum of Edinburgh with a large number of loans from major private collections to showcase Wyse’s important artistic legacy. View a photographic gallery of the exhibition on the ‘Museum of Edinburgh Exhibition’ page.

The museum has a permanent display showing some of its collection of Holyrood Pottery wares. Please visit their web site for further information on the Museum of Edinburgh, and their current events.

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Art Review: Scotsman 28th July 2016


Scottish Pottery Society


The Scottish Pottery Society currently has two branches, which hold regular monthly meetings in both Glasgow and Edinburgh.

For further details of the Scottish Pottery Society and their meetings, visit the SPS website:


The Mackintosh Festival

Throughout October 2017, the sixth annual Mackintosh Festival will celebrate the achievements of Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Glasgow’s most famous architect, designer and artist.

October becomes ‘Mackintosh month’ as visitors and locals alike are invited to enjoy a programme of events in Glasgow Mackintosh venues with a focus on architecture, design, visual arts and crafts in the city where he lived and worked.

From walks, workshops and exhibitions to performances and talks, events are designed for all ages, to appeal to those who know nothing about Mackintosh, as well as established aficionados. The programme features a range of formats with free exhibitions and workshops, ticketed tours and sociable evenings with food and drink.

We are working on content for The Mackintosh Festival 2017 and will be adding events and confirming our programme in the Summer of 2017.  In the meantime, keep an eye on our social media for what’s on during the year at Glasgow Mackintosh venues, or visit our web site:  The Mackintosh Festival