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George Logan
(1866 – 1939)

George Logan was born in Beith, Ayrshire. He served as an upholsterer's apprentice before going on to work as a furniture designer in 1882 for Wyle & Lochhead, with which he is most associated and where he remained until 1937. Apparently, he turned down an offer of work from the prestigious Waring and Gillow of London. His interior schemes are light and delicate, often adopting the Glasgow rose and other flower motifs. He jointly ran the furniture department of the Glasgow and West of Scotland Technical College with close friend E. A. Taylor from 1899 until around 1914. He designed furniture for other companies, painted and wrote poetry and music. But he is perhaps known mostly for his Glasgow Style household and table ceramic designs, many of which featured the Glasgow rose and stylised tulips, produced by various English potteries including Wedgewood & Co. He lived with his wife and family in Greenock and later in Gourock. 

George Logan
Foley China Tea Set
Image courtesy of Great Western Auctions.
Foley China Detail
Image courtesy of Great Western Auctions.
Foley China - Reverse
Image courtesy of Great Western Auctions.
Tulip Pattern Dinner Service
For Keeling & Co, Burslem. Late Mayers Tulip Pattern part dinner service, circa 1910. Image Courtesy of Lyon & Turnbull, Fine Art Auctioneers.
Design for a music room
Pencil ink and watercolour on canvas, circa 1905.
Dish and Cover
Various pieces of Foley Pottery
For Willeman & Co. Collection of Foley 'Peacock Pottery' tea wares, circa 1900, printed in green with stylised roses , the other printed in pink and green with stylised roses, the third printed in pink and green with stylised floral motifs. Image courtesy of Lyon & Turnbull, Fine Art Auctioneers.
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