Reginald George Haggar

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Reginald George Haggar (1905–1988) R.I., A.R.C.A., F.R.S.A. was a significant British ceramic designer. He was born in Ipswich and studied at Ipswich School of Art and the Royal College of Art. In 1929, he became assistant designer at Mintons pottery in Stoke-on-Trent, rising to art director six months later, a post he held until 1939. Working in water colours and ceramics, his designs reflected both the radical and lyrical elements of the Art Deco style.

After leaving Mintons, he became Master-in-Charge of the Stoke School of Art to 1941 and then of Burslem School of Art until 1945.

Thereafter he was a freelance artist and lecturer in the Potteries area. He painted many pictures of the north Staffordshire area. An annual ceramics lecture has been held in his memory each year called the Reginald Haggar Memorial Lecture given these days at The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery.[1]

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  • Recent ceramic sculpture in Great Britain, J. Tiranti ltd, 1946
  • English Pottery Figures, 1660-1860, J. Tiranti (printed by Barnard & Westwood), 1947
  • A new guide to old pottery: English country pottery, M. M. McBride, 1950
  • English Country Pottery, Phoenix House, 1950
  • The Masons of Lane Delph and the origin of Masons patent ironstone, Printed for G.L. Ashworth & Bros. by P.L. Humphries, 1952
  • Staffordshire chimney ornaments, Phoenix House, 1955
  • Pottery Through the Ages, Roy Publishers, 1959
  • Sculpture through the ages, London: Methuen, 1960
  • Glass and glassmakers, London: Methuen, 1961
  • A dictionary of art terms: painting, sculpture, architecture, Oldbourne Press, 1962
  • The Concise Encyclopedia of Continental Pottery and Porcelain, Praeger, 1968
  • with Elizabeth Adams, Mason porcelain and ironstone 1796-1853, Miles Mason and the Mason Manufactories, London: Faber, 1977

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