Charles Dawson loves pots!
He was brought up in Worcester half a mile from the Worcester Porcelain Factory. He has written papers on ceramic subjects including the Marksman, William Chaffers, and the 2015 excavation of the site of the Isleworth Pottery. Charles created and successfully led a pressure group to ensure that the excavation of the Isleworth Factory took place, despite efforts to resist the dig.
He has lectured to ceramic circles, Rotary clubs etc on a wide variety of subjects including: Picasso’s Ceramics, Martinware, Parianware, Susie Cooper, Clarice Cliff, Charlotte Rhead, Royal Services, and the three Worcester Porcelain Factories.
Charles is the ex-President of the English Ceramic Circle, and was previously Chairman of the London Ceramic Circle and President of the Daniel Collectors Society. He is a long-term member of most ceramic circles.
Before retiring Charles was a Partner in an international management consultancy, advising governments and businesses around the world. They had the same (but more modern) problems of manufacturing, sales and marketing to those encountered by Flight & Barr.
Charles is Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts , a Freeman of the City of London, and he has a Master’s degree in Business Administration and a BSc in Computer Science.