Richard Talbot Guyatt (1914-2007 )

Richard Gerald Talbot Guyatt was born in 1914 and commenced work as a designer and graphic artist during the 1930s. In 1948 he became Professor of Graphic Design at the Royal College of Art - and his association with the Wedgwood firm dates from this time. Guyatt designed a wide range of commemorative wares for the Wedgwood firm, including numerous Queen's Ware mugs which were issued for commemorative purposes. The first of these, the 1953 Coronation Mug, issued to commemorate the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II has now become a collector's item. Other designs for the Wedgwood firm have included the 'Oranges and Lemons' set retailed originally through Liberty's.

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Richard Guyatt, © Wedgwood Museum

Richard Guyatt
© Wedgwood Museum