E Character  September 2018

Walker Art Gallery Liverpool Museums

Charles Rennie Mackintosh

15 March to 26th August 2019

2018 was the 150th anniversary of the birth of celebrated Glasgow architect, designer and artist Charles Rennie Mackintosh (1868–1928). Glasgow Museums celebrated this significant anniversary with a major new temporary exhibition at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum. This exhibition was one of the key events in the city-wide Mackintosh 2018 programme. The exhibition is now closed in Glasgow, but will be shown at the Walker Art Galley Liverpool in 2019.

This exhibition will span the lifetime of Charles Rennie Mackintosh (1868–1928) and his contemporaries, exploring the movement that became known as The Glasgow Style.

The Glasgow Style refers to the design and decorative arts centred around the work by teachers, students and graduates of the Glasgow School of Art produced between about 1890 and 1920.

Glasgow was the birthplace of the only Art Nouveau ‘movement’ in the UK and its style made ripples internationally. The exhibition will present objects from Glasgow Museums and the Mitchell Library and Archives as well as loans from private and public collections. About 250 objects will be on display across the full spectrum of media, including stained glass, ceramics, mosaic, metalwork, furniture, stencilling, embroidery, graphics, books, interiors and architecture.

The cabinet designed by Henry Taylor Wyse, and illustrated on Page 44 of the Henry Taylor Wyse book published by Aberbrothock Imprints, will be on display at the exhibition. The cabinet was purchased some years ago by Glasgow Museums.

For more information on the exhibition, please go to the Walker Art Gallery website.

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: