Meet the Collector: The Many Colors of Wedgwood Jasperware

InLiquid’s Everyone is a Collector is pleased to introduce you all to Lynda Brotemarkle, a collector of timeless Wedgwood items ranging from vases to serving plates, and even candelabrums. First incorporated in 1895 as Josiah Wedgwood and Sons in England, Wedgwood is mostly known for its Jasperware, particularly for its light blue now called Wedgwood Blue. Brotemarkle’s collection shows that there is actually an array of colors to the Jasperware, as well as different styles of Wedgwood!

Tell us everything about this collection! What attracted you to this?

My Mom started me on Wedgwood. She was an Associate Curator at the Buten Museum of Wedgwood in Merion, PA. I love the diversity and the relevance even after 250 + years.

What do you like most about it? Which one is your favorite? 

There are many colors (to Wedgwood), most people only know the blue (Jasperware). I really love the variety, many people have no idea that Wedgwood has many different forms and finishes. My favorite is anything Majolica.

When did you start your collection? 

About 1960.

What else do you enjoy collecting? 

Pueblo Pottery, Mata Ortiz Pottery, Egg Cups, Stereo Viewers, and their cards, American Brilliant Cut Glass, Art Glass, Old Etiquette and Manners Books, Citrus Spoons, Christopher Radko Snowmen (Snowmen in General as well) Navajo Rugs and Jewelry, etc, etc…

A lifetime of beautiful wares!

What inspires you most about having your collection in your home? 

Beauty and Function.

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Anne D. Marble
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Jim Brossy
I spend a lot of time in nature observing plants, the environment, and natures cycles. While in or out of the studio, I'm creating both complex and compact environments that enliven personal residences, gallery walls, and city streets. In work ranging from large scale sculptural installations, and living compilations, to miniature assemblage and mixed media works on paper, nature is my rubric and my compass. This is the way I make connections between human interests and the environment that surrounds us. 

Simultaneously, nature is my metaphor and material. Grafting together a variety of flat and dimensional elements is not uncommon in my practice.
In different ways, I'll incorporate earth, vines, flowers, roots, seeds, pigment, and wax into sculpture, and mixed media works on paper, more akin to assemblage. Nature and plants frequently act as metaphors for our human experience as they are passively or overtly layered or stitched amidst found imagery, maps, photographs, and words.
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Susan Benarcik

I spend a lot of time in nature observing plants, the environment, and natures cycles. While in or out of the studio, I'm…

I spend a lot of time in nature observing plants, the environment, and natures cycles. While in or out of the studio, I'm creating both complex and compact environments that enliven personal residences,…

I spend a lot of time in nature observing plants, the environment, and natures cycles. While in or out of the studio, I'm creating both complex and compact environments that enliven personal residences, gallery walls, and…

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Dana Suleymanova
Artist and InLiquid member Ursula Hertz Sternberg passed away September 22, 2000. The following is an obituary reprinted from the Chestnut Hill Local.
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Ursula Hertz Sternberg

Artist and InLiquid member Ursula Hertz Sternberg passed away September 22, 2000. The following is an obituary reprinted…

Artist and InLiquid member Ursula Hertz Sternberg passed away September 22, 2000. The following is an obituary reprinted from the Chestnut Hill Local.…

Artist and InLiquid member Ursula Hertz Sternberg passed away September 22, 2000. The following is an obituary reprinted from the Chestnut Hill Local.…

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