Designing Britain Home Page OTC graphic title
  Oral testimony and the Interpretation of the Crafts
  Oral History
  Themes
  Picassoettes
Birth of coffee bars
Picassoettes in coffee bars
Lyons Corner House
Golden Egg Restaurants
  Resources
  Biographies
Other Images
Glossary
Reading
  Assignment
  Image Archive
  Author
  Home
 

Designing Britain 1945 - 1975 > Oral testimony and the Interpretation of the Crafts > Resources > Biographies
 
BIOGRAPHIES

The following biographies of Margaret Hine, William Newland and Nicholas Vergette give basic biographical and career information about the main people mentioned in this module.


MARGARET HINE
1927: Born, Derby.
Education:
Derby School of Art and Design.
Central School of Art and Design, London.
University of London, Institute of Education.
Qualifications:
National Diploma in Art & Design.
Art Teacher's Diploma.
Teaching experience
1950-1954: In charge of pottery Centre, Barnet College of Further Education.
1968: Visiting Tutor - University of London, Institute of Education.
1965-1971: High Wycombe School of Art
1971-1972: Lecturer in charge of ceramics, High Wycombe School of Art and Design.
1972 - : Senior Lecturer in charge of ceramics in the High Wycombe School of Art and Design.
1987: Dies, Prestwood, Buckinghamshire.
(The above information comes from Margaret Hines' CV, held in the William Newland Archive at the University of Wales Institute, Cardiff).

WILLIAM NEWLAND
1919: Born William Rupert Newland, 5 February, Masterton, North Island,
New Zealand.
1932: Leaves school, aged 13, becomes a sheep-drover.
1939: Joins the New Zealand Light Infantry and placed in Battalion Intelligence.
1942-1945: Prisoner of War in Italy and then Germany for three years. Starts an art school in the POW camp in Germany.
1945-1947: Studies painting at Chelsea School of Art, London.
1947-1948: Studies art education at the University of London Institute of Education. Studies pottery at the Institute under Beth Wright.
1948: Studies ceramics at Central School of Art and Design, London, under Dora Billington. He was sent there by Beth Wright whilst still studying at the Institute.
1949-1965: Begins teaching evening classes in ceramics at the Central Schoolof Art, London.
1949-1962: Part-time lecturer at the University of London Institute of Education Department.
1962-1982: Member of teaching staff at London Institute of Education Department.
1949: Visits Malaga in Spain with Vergette and Hine, and sees majolica.
1950: 'Picassoe in Provence', touring exhibition organised by the Arts Council.
1950: Marries Margaret Hine, (b.1927, d.1987), a student from the Central.
1951: Participates in the 'Ceramics for the Home' exhibition held at the Charing Cross Underground Station and organised by The Observer newspaper. Vergette, Hine, Tower, Leach, Cardew and Lucie Rie also takes part.
1952: Included in exhibition at the Redfern Gallery with Hone, Vergette, Tower, Ursula Mommens, Peter Lanyon, Eduardo Paolozzi and Ceri Richards.
1949-1954: Studio in Bayswater, London, sharing with Nicholas Vergette and Margaret Hine.
1954-1998: Moves house and workshop to Prestwood, Buckinghamshire.
1953: Exhibition at Studio Club in Swallow Street, (near Picadilly),with Hine & Vergette.
1954: Exhibition at Studio Club in Swallow Street, with Hine & Vergette.
1955: Daughter Sally born.
1954-1955: Commissioned to make work for the Negresco Coffee Bar, Bayswater, London, with Hine and Vergette.
1959-1960: 'British Artist Craftsmen' exhibition tours USA, (organised by the Smithsonian).
1960s: Works with Hine on interiors of the Kaye brothers' Golden Egg restaurants.
1960s: On the Coldstream Committee, which validates Art School courses.
1963: Son Jeremy born.
1982: Retires from teaching.
1993: Commissioned to make terracottas for New Morden College, Beckenham.
1996: Exhibition at Aberystwyth Arts Centre, 'William Newland : it's all there in front of you: ceramic work from 1947 to the present'.
1998: Dies, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, 30 April.

NICHOLAS VERGETTE
1923: Born Nicholas Vergette, 28 August, Market Deeping, England.
1938: Receives Oxford and Cambridge School Certificate.
1941: Enlists in the Royal Air Force, serves as a combat pilot in Europe and the Far East until 1946.
1946: Enters Chelsea School of Art, London.
1950: Receives a National Diploma in Painting. Enters Institute of Education, London University, (to train to be an art teacher).
1951: Receives Art Teachers Diploma. Employed as a visiting lecturer, Central School of Art, London until 1958.
1952: Marries Catherine Helen Kleinschmidt. Has first one-man exhibition of pottery, Studio Club, London.
1952: Employed as a visiting lecturer, Camberwell School of Art, London, until 1958.
1950s (late): Works on interior of The Moo Cow Bar, Victoria Street, London, (see Harrod, The Crafts in Britain in the 20th century, p.269)
1958: Goes to the United States, accepts visiting professorship for one year at the School for American Craftsmen, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, New York. Receives commission for ceramic mural, Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Syracuse, New York.
1959: Accepts teaching position at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale; Professor of Art, Head of Crafts, unti 1974.
1960: Son, Marcus John, born.
1965: Travels to England as a visiting artist and lecturer.
1966: Receives National Golden Eagle Award for film made with Frank Paine, Vergette Makes a Pot. Elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, London. Designated 'Outstanding Faculty Member' by Southern Illinois University at Carbondale.
1969: Travels to Australia as a visiting artist and lecturer.
1970: Receives commissions for Osiris fountain, Memphis, Tennessee and Here on the campus of Southern Illinois University at Carbondale.
1974: Dies, 22 February, at Carbondale, Illinois.
(The above information was taken from the catalogue of the Nicholas Vergette retrospective exhibition, held at The Mitchell Museum, Mount Vernon, Illinois, 20 April - 12 May 1974).
 
Top