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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