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Shape 225 - Clouds tureen - 1984

Shape 225 - Clouds tureen, © Wedgwood Museum
    Shape 225 - Clouds tureen
    © Wedgwood Museum

In 1984, Shape 225 was commissioned by Josiah Wedgwood & Sons Limited in order to celebrate the 225th anniversary of the founding of the Wedgwood firm, 1759 - 1984. Jerome Gould of the international design studio Gould & Associates was selected to undertake the work. Gould appointed Thomas William Kellogg, Vice President of Product Development to come up with a design, he created shape 225. A number of patterns appeared on the finely contoured, flowing lines of Shape 225 - these included Clouds, Serenity, Nectar, Tranquillity and Selene. Shape 225 was also produced in Black Basalt, which was partially glazed to enhance the flowing lines of the forms.

In 1984 Shape 225 was commissioned by Josiah Wedgwood & Sons Limited in order to celebrate the 225th anniversary of the founding of the Wedgwood firm, 1759 - 1984. Jerome Gould of the international design studio Gould & Associates was selected to undertake the work. Gould appointed Thomas William Kellogg, Vice President of Product Development to come up with a design, he created shape 225. A number of patterns appeared on the finely contoured, flowing lines of Shape 225 - these included Clouds, Serenity, Nectar, Tranquillity and Selene. Shape 225 was also produced in Black Basalt, which was partially glazed to enhance the flowing lines of the forms. Upper area of tureen has cloud design applied, cover also has cloud design applied to half of its outer edge area. Decoration applied using lithography, onto a bone china body, finished with a clear glaze to exterior and interior areas. At launch in 1984 this piece would have retailed at £27.51.

  • Type of object: Dinner ware/tureen
  • Mark: [Portland vase device]
    [printed in black ink]
    SHAPE 225
    WEDGWOOD ®
    Bone China
    MADE IN ENGLAND
    CLOUDS©
    [printed in gold ink]
  • Year produced: 1984
  • Body: Bone china
  • Glaze: clear glaze
  • Material: ceramic
  • Decoration: lithographed
  • Accession number: 11820, 11820a
  • Dimensions: 140 mm (height), 267 mm (width, handle to handle), 195 mm (depth)

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  • Jerome Gould Associated

    Jerome Gould - Associated

    American graphic designer based in Los Angeles. Gould’s graphic design influences included native Australian art, and he was a keen collector of aboriginal artworks.

  • Thomas William Kellogg Designer

    Thomas William Kellogg - Designer (1932 - 2003)

    American industrial designer who worked in many fields including the automotive industry, for which he is best known. He also designed the interiors of DC-10 aircraft for McDonnell-Douglas and the design of shuttle-craft for the original Star Trek TV series. His work for Wedgwood was during his time at the industrial design and packaging firm of Gould & Associates where he was Vice President of Product Development.