Dr Neil Ewins

Dr Neil Ewins completed his PhD 2014.

Neil Ewins, PhD, MPhil, FSA (Scot) is a Senior Lecturer in Design History, University of Sunderland. His recently completed PhD research focused on the impact of Far Eastern manufacturing on UK ceramic design, marketing and consumption, c1990-2010. The research uses primary interviews to highlight different perspectives. He has worked in education for a number of years, and has been a Research Assistant for Staffordshire University, as well as a Temporary Assistant Keeper of Ceramics at the Potteries Museum and Art Gallery, Stoke-on-Trent.

Neil’s previous research publications have been concerned with ceramic trade and distribution. Neil was made an honorary member of the American Flow Blue International Collectors’ Club in 2002. He has lectured on his research in Canada and the USA.

His publications include:

‘Staffordshire Ceramic Trade with the United States: the role of the Merchants,  Goddard, Burgess and Dale’ in Journal of Northern Ceramic Society, Volume 9, February, 1992.

‘Staffordshire Commercial Links with the United States and the Development of Customer Distribution c.1800-1880’ in Josiah Wedgwood and the Potter’s Art, (Keith McLeod (ed)), James Boyle and Gaye Blake-Roberts, Published by Wedgwood International Seminar, USA, 1996 (ISBN 0-9680898-0-1)

‘A Picture of Midwest American Ceramic “Taste”: Staffordshire Ceramics for the St.Louis Market’, in Wedgwood: Production For Elegance, Fashion and Taste, (Keith Mcleod (ed)), Published by Wedgwood International Seminar, USA, 1998 (ISBN 0-9680898-2-8)

“Supplying the Present Wants of Our Yankee Cousins” Staffordshire Ceramics and the American Market 1775-1880, City Museum & Art Gallery of Stoke-on-Trent,  June, 1997.  Second Edition, February, 1998, (ISBN 1 874414 19 X). Reviewed in Journal of Design History, Vol. 11, Number 4, 1998.

‘Comparative Studies in Anglo-American ceramic demand’ in Ceramics in America, (R.Hunter (ed)) Chipstone Foundation, University Press of New England, Hanover and London, Autumn, 2008.

Review of Peter Roden’s Copyhold Potworks and Housing in the Staffordshire Potteries 1700-1832 in Ceramics in America, 2011.



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