W.S. George Porcelain Plates with birds and endangered animals
The porcelain factory W.S. George has issued various series of collector plates in cooperation with organizations for the conservation of wildlife. WS George porcelain factory was founded by William S. George in 1902 in Ohio, USA and is especially known for its tableware and plates in ceramic and porcelain.
W.S. George porcelain Waterbirds in Nature
The artist Lynn Kaatz has painted the motifs of the WS George plate series "Waterbirds in Nature". Lynn Kaatz is known for his paintings and drawings of animal and nature portraits. He studies the animals carefully before he paints them, and thus he achieves a unique insight into animal life which the rest of us will benefit from enjoying his works. Nature and its life means a lot to Lynn Kaatz and therefore it is important to him, to help protect the nature. A porcelain plate with a so realistic scene that the buyer may even feel the rush of the duck's wings and the softly whistling in the tall sea grass will help to create a focus on nature and its inhabitants making us all aware of helping to preserve the environment for animals.
Therefore Waterbirds in Nature was also created with support from the organization "Duck's Unlimited", which works for the preservation of the marsh in Northern America and the protection of wild ducks.
The porcelain plates with ducks show different waterbirds flying. The first plate with ducks shows "Wild Ducks at daybreak". In the background is the sunrise coloring the autumn trees and the water brown. Also ducks, which take off from the lake, are colored golden and their multicolored plumage is seen incredibly beautiful.
WS George Will Nelson porcelain plates of threatened animals
In collaboration with "The Wildlife Society" the porcelain factory WS George has released a series of 10 plates with images of endangered animals, which are designed by artist Will Nelson. The first plate has, of course, a panda with her young cub. The panda is one of the most beloved animals and as we all know is very, very endangered and close to extinct. Therefore, the struggle for the preservation of this beautiful animal has gained ground in many people's hearts all over the world. The last wild pandas live mainly in China and naturally the artist, Will Nelson, traveled to China to studie the panda in its natural surroundings, which gave him the idea for the series of plates with endangered animals.
Another plate shows the Przewalski horse, of which there are only few left in the wild. Przewalski horse has the same size as a pony and live only in Mongolia. Przewalski horses have a very light brown color.
Gazelle, kangaroo and ferrets are also depicted in the series of endangered animals.
Other plates in the series is plate with the Siberian tiger, plate with the Asian elephant and plate with red fox.
The artist Will Nelson grew up on a ranch in Idaho, USA, so he has at an early age had animals close at hand and learned to work with them on their terms. Will Nelson is a graduate of Art Center College in Los Angeles.
Both the plates with endangered Animals and Waterbirds are decorated over glaze, presenting the colors very clear. The rim is covered with gold leaf, so that the subject is framed and displayed beautifully.