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Muriel Polikoff

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Another from our flock has passed.  A note from Stuart today: "I am sorry to say that Muriel Polikoff passed away yesterday.  For those of you that can attend, there will be a memorial service for her on Tuesday, September 5th at 2:00 at Keneseth Isreal Reform Congregation in Elkins Park, PA.  Please spread the word among the Wedgwood community."

POLIKOFF MURIEL Age 92, of Elkins Park, passed away on August 31. Her husband, Dr. Victor Polikoff, preceded her in death and she is survived by their 3 children, Barbara Polikoff, Marjory Albee (Lawrence), James Polikoff and granddaughter Rachel Albee. Muriel was a graduate of Temple University. While raising her family, she held leadership positions in B'nai Brith, International ORT and the Sisterhood of Congregation Keneseth Israel, where she was a long-time member. Muriel was a volunteer curator and board member at the former Buten Museum of Wedgwood and was a past president and board member of both the Philadel-phia English Ceramics Study Group and the International Wedgwood Seminar. She lec-tured and authored several scholarly articles on ceramics. A Memorial Service will be held at Keneseth Israel on Tuesday, September 5 at 2:00 P.M. Contributions may be made to the Sisterhood Fund at Keneseth Israel or to the Foxchase Cancer Center.


Last Updated ( Sunday, 03 September 2017 19:02 )
 

WIS 2018

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WIS 2018 location is Houston!

Planned dates are April 25 - 28, 2018. 


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Last Updated ( Thursday, 04 May 2017 13:48 )
 

WIS Officers

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President

Mickey D. Hightower, TX

Vice President

Cyndi Andrews, CA

Treasurer

Sandra Olubas, OH 

Recording Secretary

Dr. Anne Forschler-Tarrasch, AL

Board of Governors

Donald Alexander, MD

Earl Buckman, TX

Margaret Kerner, NY

Jeffrey Hoffman, MA 

Alan Erickson, MO

Lorraine C. Horn*, MA

Robert J. Reichner, IL

Gaye Blake Roberts, UK 

Stuart Slavid, MA 

Director of Seminars

Mickey D. Hightower, TX

Proceedings Editor & Archivist

Dr. Anne Forschler-Tarrasch, AL

Public Relations Chairman

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Webmaster

Alan Erickson, MO

Curatorial Consultant

Gaye Blake Roberts, UK

Honorary Board

Earl L. Buckman*, TX 

Dr. Alvin Kanter, IL

Dorothy Lee Jones, MA

Muriel D. Polikoff*, PA

* Past President

Last Updated ( Sunday, 10 July 2016 01:24 )
 

New WIS Index

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Many, many thanks to Alton Powell for grant the WIS permission to place his index of WIS papers in the 'Members Only" section of the Discussion Area.

 Also many thanks to Paul Thomas for transcribing Alton's index into Excel and bringing it up to date!

Last Updated ( Thursday, 17 April 2014 03:39 )
 

About WIS

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    Although  the Wedgwood International Seminar was established in 1956, in fact, there were rumblings about an organization  in 1955 when Harry and Nettie  Buten met with Hensleigh Wedgwood, then head of Wedgwood USA, and began to conjure up the outlines of  what has been called for over fifty years the WIS. 

      The first Seminar was held in Philadelphia April 13-14, 1956. Since that year the Seminars have been held in many cities in the United States as well as in Canada and Britain.  At the Seminars illustrated lectures are featured as well as exhibitions, visits to collections, visits to antique fairs, auctions, and member’s demonstrations of their ‘finds.’ The Proceedings of the Seminars are subsequently published and some of the back-issues are still available.  Most of all the annual Seminars give members the opportunity to hear the latest research, the latest news, and keep abreast of events 

Last Updated ( Saturday, 21 November 2009 16:29 )
 

Membership

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You are welcome to join the WIS by sending a membership fee in US funds. 

(couple $50, single $35, students $20 -- add $10 outside US) to: 

Wedgwood International Seminar, c/o Sandy Olubas, 1295 Colonel Mosby Dr, Milford OH 45150, USA

Make money orders or cheques out to WIS 

You can register online by clicking HERE. 

..or you can click here and print out a form to mail in with your check. 

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Last Updated ( Monday, 23 January 2017 03:26 )
 

Links / Addresses

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Listed below are the addresses of Wedgwood Collectors organizations and groups:

Wedgwood International Seminar,
c/o  Mr. Michael Smith, Treasurer – WIS
PO Box 674
Ontario, CA 91762-8674, USA
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The Wedgwood Society of Australia, 
 The Secretary,
 Ms Anne Stephenson
 The Wedgwood Society of Australia Inc.
 PO Box 425,
 BLACK ROCK VIC 3193 
 AUSTRALIA

The Wedgwood Society of Boston
Lorraine C. Horn, President
132 Middle St. Braintree, MA   02184-4841 
Webpage: www.Wedgwoodsociety.org 

Wedgwood Society of Washington, D.C.
Adele I. Barnett, President
3505 Stringfellow Court,
Fairfax, VA, 22033
Ph (703) 437 7997
Webpage: www.WedgwoodCapital.org

The Wedgwood Society of New South Wales, Australia                                                                                                     
PO Box 385
EASTWOOD NSW 2122, Australia
Webpage: www.wedgwoodsociety.org.au

The Wedgwood Society of Queensland, Australia   
PO Box 97
Annerley, 4103, Australia
Contact:Beverley Smith, Susan Tobin
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Wedgwood Society of Southern California,
P O Box 4334
Palm Springs, Ca. 92263, USA
 Webpage:  http://www.wedgwoodsocalif.org/

There are also organizations in Detroit, Philadelphia, Australia, and England.   


Last Updated ( Sunday, 03 March 2013 04:14 )