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Designer, born at Fenton, Staffordshire. Skellern studied art at Hanley School of Art, Burslem School of Art and the Royal College of Art. He became chief designer and art director for the pottery firm Josiah Wedgwood & Sons, retiring in 1965. Details concerning Skellern and his development of wares and designs at Etruria and Barlaston are detailed in Maureen Batkin’s book Wedgwood Ceramics 1846–1959, notably his work on freelance design in the 1930s. He exhibited RA, widely overseas and at the Victoria & Albert Museum, which holds his work.

Text source: 'Artists in Britain Since 1945' by David Buckman (Art Dictionaries Ltd, part of Sansom & Company)

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