Conrad Gustave d’Huc Dressler [commonly known as Conrad Dressler] was born in Streatham, Surrey [now London], England on 22 May 1856 and was of Franco-German descent. He studied under Edouard Lanteri (1848-1917) at the he National Art Training School in South Kensington in London, and in France. He subsequently worked as a ceramic artist, tile designer and sculptor. In 1894, with Harold Steward Rathbone (1858–1929) he founded the Della Robbia Pottery in Birkenhead, Cheshire, a potter established on the Arts and Crafts principles advocated by William Morris. Dressler was mainly responsible for creating decorative relief panels for architectural use. He left the pottery in 1897 to establish his own pottery, the Medmenham Pottery, near Marlow in Buckinghamshire, where he continued to make work in the same vein as that at Della Robbia Pottery - architectural tiles and large wall panels.

Text source: Arts + Architecture Profiles from Art History Research net (AHRnet)

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