Ceramic plaque of a goatherd and goat
William Stephen Coleman (1829-1904)
Made by Minton, Stoke-on-Trent
Earthenware, painted in enamel colours
Museum no. Circ.207-1965
This painted earthenware plaque showing a goatherd restraining his charge from eating apples, was designed and decorated by William Stephen Coleman, the director of Minton's Art Pottery Studio in Kensington, London. The Studio had been set up in 1871 by Colin Minton Campbell of the Minton factory in Stoke-on-Trent, using the talents of the Royal School of Art to assist a small group of ceramic artists from Stoke in painting tiles and large dishes. In 1875 the Studio was destroyed by fire and was never rebuilt.