William Alfred Ismay blue plaque in Wakefield

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William Alfred Ismay MBE

William Alfred Ismay MBE (10 April 1910 - 13 January 2001) was a librarian, writer and collector in Wakefield, West Yorkshire known for his significant collection of post-war studio pottery. The collection called the W.A. Ismay Collection was bequeathed to the Yorkshire Museum and is one of the world's largest collections of 20th century studio pottery. It includes work by Bernard Leach, Hans Coper, Shoji Hamada, Takeshi Yasuda and Lucie Rie.

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