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Reginald Haggar Memorial Lecture Fund

An annual lecture and symposium programme is held in Reginald Haggar's memory and as testament to his great influence as a teacher and lecturer, in addition to his work as an artist, designer and author.

Reginald George Haggar (1905–1988) R.I., A.R.C.A., F.R.S.A. was a significant British ceramic designer and watercolour artist. 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 Ltd, the prestigious ceramics manutacturing company in Stoke-on-Trent, rising to art director six months later; a post he held until 1939. 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, designer and lecturer in the Potteries.

Haggar researched, lecturered and wrote about the history of the pottery industry and published several books that have become standard works of reference. His art works included many watercolours of the North Staffordshire area and the industrial landscape of the Potteries. He was awarded an honorary doctorate from Keele University, where from its foundation he was an influential figure in adult, extra-mural and continuing education.

The Reginald Haggar Lecture Fund committee includes current and former museum staff and educators and friends of Reginald Haggar and his wife Dorothy. The Trust is recognised as an educational charity by HMRC. Donations to the lecture fund are welcome.



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