Past Exhibitions

Wedgwood: Master Potter to the Universe

Wedgwood: Master Potter to the Universe | Galleries 1, 2, 3 | 23 September 2023 - 27 January 2024. Ticketed.

In 1769, Josiah Wedgwood famously declared his intention to become ‘Vase Maker General to the Universe’ . Experimentation and innovation saw Wedgwood become a household name, and continue to be the defining features of this internationally celebrated ceramic manufacturer.

240 works sourced from Australian public and private collections will evidence Wedgwood’s diversity. See historically celebrated pieces from the Frog Service, created for Catherine II, Empress of Russia; the Portland Vase, based on the ancient Roman original in the British Museum; and the Sydney Cove Medallions, made from Australian clay in 1789. Lovers of mid-century and modern design will relish the work of Keith Murray, Norman Wilson, and Australian studio potters Michael Dillon and John Dermer. From familiar white on blue jasper to the glittering colours of Fairyland Lustre, this exhibition promises to surprise, enchant, and delight.

This Adelaide-exclusive exhibition curated by TDRF is the first Australian survey of Wedgwood in nearly 30 years. Explore 265 years of history, experience iconic works of art, and be prepared for the unexpected.



This beautifully illustrated, 128-page softcover exhibition catalogue includes essays written by TDRF Museum Director Robert Reason, exhibition curator Timothy Roberts and Wedgwood collector, author and presenter Colin Jones, as well as an illustrated listing of all works on display in the exhibition, and over thirty full-page illustrations. A must-have for the library of every Wedgwood enthusiast and art admirer. Buy here.



Wedgwood: Master Potter to the Universe

23 September 2023 – 27 January 2024

Tuesday to Saturday 10AM – 4PM

Purchase Tickets Online
Adult: $12
Concession: $10
TDRF Member: $9
Children under 12: Free


Link Image:  Wedgwood lidded vases from the collection of David Roche AM. Photo: Jad Laraway.

Past Exhibitions

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